Join the 8th Annual Walk-Along for Lupus

The Lupus Alliance of America LIQ Affiliate, the only resource on Long Island for those living with lupus will be holding their 18th Annual Walk-Along for Lupus on Sunday, October 16th, 2011.

Bellmore, NY, August 07, 2011 --( On Sunday, October 16th in Eisenhower Park, Field #6, over 2,000 people will bring friends, family and co-workers and Walk-Along for Lupus. Join Greg-T from Z-100, enjoy live music, have your face painted, get your picture taken with the USA Skateasauras and take home some great give-a-ways all while raising funds to support those in the Long Island/Queens area that have lupus, as well as novel research into the cause and hopefully one day the cure.

To register to be a walker at this event visit where you can register and collect donations online. Why not utilize those friends you’ve made on Facebook, Twitter and Linked In, as well as those out-of-town family members by collecting donations online while helping those that suffer from lupus; a chronic life-threatening disease that has no known cure. You can download widgets for your social networking pages and email signatures and this year you can also post a YouTube video on your fundraising page describing why you Walk-Along for Lupus.

Pre-registered teams that raise more than $300 before 10/05/11 will receive signs with their team name on them that they can proudly display as they walk and teams that have more than 8 people can order pre-packaged lunches for every member of their team. As always those who raise $50 or more will receive a Walk T-shirt and those who raise $500 or more will receive a gift certificate from Macy’s or BestBuy. New this year, teams can have their picture taken at the special team photo spot a great way to memorialize the day!

Not Internet savvy? Don’t worry; you can still collect donations with a Walk-Along envelope. Just call 1-800-850-9000 and ask for a walk packet to be sent to your home. You can also pre-register in person at the Bellmore office the week of October 13th. Extended office hours that week include Thursday until 8pm, Friday until 9pm and Saturday until 2pm.

Please help make the 18th Annual Walk-Along for Lupus a milestone to remember. The Lupus Alliance of America LIQ Affiliate is the only resource on Long Island for those in our area who have lupus. Your donations to the Walk-Along for Lupus go directly to helping your loved ones, friends and neighbors who have been diagnosed with lupus and need support, education, financial assistance and more. Donate or register to walk today! Volunteers are always needed as well; please call the office for more information at 516-783-3370 or email the Lupus Alliance at

The Lupus Alliance of America LI/Q Affiliate
JC VanderPutten