The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) is the world’s leading private funder of lupus research. Established in 2016 – from the merger of the Alliance for Lupus Research, the Lupus Research Institute, and the S.L.E. Foundation – the Lupus Research Alliance was created to improve treatments for lupus while advancing toward a cure. This effort includes raising funds and advocating on behalf of the lupus community in the public policy arena.
We believe that scientific research is the most powerful way we can improve the lives of people living with lupus, today and over the long term. By pushing the limits of scientific exploration and shepherding new discoveries into potential treatments, we aim to seize every opportunity that will help ease the burden of people living with this difficult disease.
For 2020 and 2021, the LRA reimaged the Walk to help ensure everyone’s safety during COVID-19. Using the latest simulation technology, the event will feature inspirational speakers and interactive activities to celebrate on one day, as one community, behind one goal: to support lupus research programs that will unravel the complexity of this disease affecting millions in millions of ways. No one individual can do it alone — but ManyOne Can!
We hope you will join the ManyOne Can. Walk with Us to Cure Lupus event along with your friends, family members, co-workers and the entire lupus community. Walk wherever and whenever you like to raise funds and come together on May 22nd to celebrate everyone’s success.
The Lupus Research Alliance’s signature national fundraising program Walk with Us to Cure Lupus began in 2002. Today, tens of thousands of volunteers have joined the LRA’s quest to find a cure for lupus. Participants share their stories and their spirit, while raising funds for lupus research. To date, the Walk Program has raised nearly $40 million for lupus research. 100% of every dollar goes directly to support lupus research programs, because our Board of Directors funds all administrative and fundraising costs.