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Lupus Awareness Month Fundraising Event + Walk

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  • Join us on Sunday, May 7 starting at 11am at FDR State Park in Yorktown, NY for a Lupus Awareness Month Fundraising Event + Walk!

    Increasing awareness, raising funds, and encouraging lupus warriors!

    Walk, shop, donate, and learn – there are so many ways to help support lupus awareness and research.

    Picnic areas, vendors, resources, activities, trails, a playground for the kids, and more! Bring your friends, family, and pets, pack a picnic lunch, bring some yard games, wear something purple (if you can!), and join us for a fun day in the park.

    Proceeds support the Lupus Research Alliance (LRA).

    Free admission and free parking.

    Tables/activities beginning at 11am with an optional, self-directed walk scheduled at 1pm for those who would like to participate. Attendees are welcome to remain in the park until park closing.

    Handicapped parking available / Wheelchair accessible including restrooms / Covered pavilion area available

    Pet friendly – pets must be leashed at all times and pet waste must be picked up – please note there are ticks in this area

    Don’t forget sunscreen and bug repellant if you need it!

    FDR State Park – Area 6 - 2957 Crompond Rd, Yorktown Heights, NY - Exit 16 off the Taconic or accessible via Route 202/Crompond Rd in Yorktown. For more info about FDR State Park, visit

    Sponsors/partners/vendors include: The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA), TheNetWorks Organization (The Network for Success), the Jefferson Valley Mall, Nissan of Yorktown Heights, the Northeast ADA Center, The Galaxie Shop, SPARC, New York Life, Tupperware, ImmunaRelief, Enjoy Erica Art Studio, One Hope Wine, DeCicco & Sons, ArchCare, Targeted Media Health, Vegan Life for the Soul, Paparazzi Accessories, Color Street, ENU BuildsMade by Manda, Mirame SwimDr. SaltPaw, Unicity Feel Great System, and ACCES-VR.

    Vendor and sponsor opportunities are available - Contact for info

    Event information will be updated as new details become available. This event is rain or shine unless weather is forecast to be severe.

    This event is hosted by Brittany and Cheryl Sanchez and sponsored in part by TheNetWorks Organization. Expected guests/speakers include County Legislator Colin Smith, County Legislator and Chair of the Board of Legislators Health Committee Jewel Williams Johnson, and Daks Armstrong.

    TO REGISTER: Advance registration is recommended but not required. Registration allows us to keep attendees posted on important updates. Register on Eventbrite:

    TO DONATE: Want to join our fundraising team or donate directly to the LRA? Visit our team page:


    Want to join us at our Spring Networking Mixer + Fundraiser for Lupus Awareness Month on May 11? Visit Eventbrite for info/to register:

    Lupus is a chronic disease that has no cure. It’s an autoimmune disease, which means that your immune system — that usually fights infections — attacks healthy tissue instead. Anyone can develop lupus, but it is most prevalent in women and people of color. Lupus commonly affects the skin, joints, and internal organs like kidneys and lungs, but it can cause inflammation and pain in any part of your body. Since it can affect patients in many different ways, it is usually hard to diagnose and hard to treat.

    The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) is the largest nongovernmental, nonprofit funder of lupus research worldwide. The organization aims to transform treatment while advancing toward a cure by funding the most innovative lupus research; fostering diverse scientific talent; stimulating collaborations; and driving discovery toward better diagnostics, improved treatments and, ultimately, a cure for lupus. Because the Lupus Research Alliance’s Board of Directors funds all administrative and fundraising costs, 100% of all donations goes to support lupus research programs. For more information, visit


    TheNetWorks is a community of leaders, forward-thinkers, entrepreneurs, and business owners who have joined together to realize individual and collaborative success and to create and foster positive social impact. Not a member of TheNetWorks yet? Visit and join us!

    #lupus #lupusawareness #lupusresearch #lupuswarriors #manyonecan #walkforacure #lupusresearchalliance

  • Date
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Where
    FDR State Park, Area 6, 2957 Crompond Rd, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 Map
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  • Brittany "Bee" Sanchez joined the event Lupus Awareness Month Fundraising Event + Walk
    Apr 10