Lupus Research Institute
February 2008
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Thanks to your support, the Lupus Research Institute (LRI) is funding key discoveries in lupus. There are many ways that you can keep helping. Read on to learn more.

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Click to the sites of your favorite retailers through, and a percentage (5 - 20%) of each purchase will go to the Lupus Research Institute. To ensure that this happens, you must click through There is no additional cost to you or to the Institute.

The Shady Ladies Luncheon & Auction of Celebrity Sunglasses
Sunday, February 10th | Wellington, Florida

imgJoin us for a fabulous fundraiser to benefit lupus research at The Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington. Bid on celebrity-owned and autographed sunglasses! Tickets are $250.00 each and can be purchased at the door, or by phone at 212-812-9881. More »
imgLRI National Coalition Heads to the Hill
On Our Advocacy Calendar for March 5th, 2008

National Coalition members from 20 states will visit Capitol Hill -- 40+ Senate and 100+ House of Representatives offices -- to speak for all with lupus as they request:

  • Increased funding for the NIH.
  • A report on implementation of the Trans-Institute 5-Year Lupus Plan.
  • An approach to alleviating the racial disparities in lupus.
Check back in March for news from these key visits!
Renowned Immunologist Joins LRI Scientific Advisory Board

imgMichel Nussenzweig, MD, PhD, of Rockefeller University in New York has accepted a position on the Scientific Advisory Board and the Novel Research Task Force of the Lupus Research Institute. "Dr. Nussenzweig is one of the most distinguished of contemporary immunologists," said William E. Paul, MD, chief of the the Laboratory of Immunology at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease at the NIH. More »
Have You Visited
Lupus Together - Clinical Trials TodayOver 20,000 visitors have logged on to the official lupus clinical trials campaign website,, since its launch in 2007. Are you one of them?

Promising new research findings are spurring drug developers for the first time in decades. Log on and learn more about the clinical trial process, how to sign up, and read first-hand accounts of others who have participated.

Investing in the LRI's Future, and Yours

Every year, thoughtful donors include the Lupus Research Institute in their Wills. With this gesture, they provide a legacy that will benefit generations to come.

If you are interested in making a bequest, or would like more information about planned and deferred giving, please contact Andrea O'Neill, Director of Development, at 212-812-9881, or email her at