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Lupus Awareness Day on Sunday – help find a cure Dan Leberfeld

Florham Park – The Jets will host ALR Lupus Awareness Day on October 20, 2013 at MetLife Stadium when the Jets take on the New England Patriots.

Lupus is a devastating autoimmune disease.

Volunteers will distribute ALR branded reusable shopping bags and collect donations from fans entering the stadium gates. In addition, the ALR and Jets are encouraging fans to text LUPUS to 85944 to donate $10 to support lupus research.

100% of all donations received goes directly to support lupus research programs.

Ninety percent of those diagnosed with lupus are women and the disease is especially prevalent among those of African American, Hispanic, Asian, Pacific Islander and Native American descent.

For more information about the Alliance for Lupus Research, please call 800-867-1743 or visit www.lupusresearch.org.