February 2014 Newsletter

Collaboration pushes forward to find treatments for lupus

scientistsBy Lupus Research Institute

Scientists are collaborating to accelerate the process for finding new treatments for lupus and other autoimmune diseases.

The Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) and the Lupus Research Institute (LRI) are proud to join the National Institutes of Health (NIH)in the Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) recently launched to work on new treatments.

The new $230 million collaboration will harness the collective knowledge and resources among the NIH, biopharmaceutical companies, nonprofit organizations and academic communities. Recognizing that no new targeted therapies exist for severe lupus, the new consortia will work to better understand the disease and uncover new targets for drug development. A total of $41.6 million is allocated specifically to the autoimmune diseases lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.
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November Newsletter

Remember Lupus Colorado On Colorado Gives Day

CGD 2013_MasterMark your calendars and tell your friends! Colorado Gives Day is right around the corner. On Dec. 10 your donation to Lupus Colorado will be leveraged by the Community First Foundation.

For 24 hours, donations will be accepted through the website ColoradoGives.org. Please log on on Dec. 10 and support Lupus Colorado!

“Colorado Gives Day puts Colorado’s non-profits in the forefronts of people’s minds,” said Lupus Colorado Executive Director Debbie Lynch. “It’s an opportunity to reflect on what causes are important to you and give — knowing that your money will be leveraged and the impact of your gift made greater.”

Colorado Gives Day is an online giving initiative created by the Community First Foundation and supported by Colorado’s largest locally owned bank and corporate partner FirstBank.
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September Newsletter

People Of European Of African American Descent May Be A Great Risk For Lupus

Lupus nephritis is more common in people of European or African-American descent with two specific genes according to research just published by David W. Powell, PhD, of the University of Louisville, and colleagues in the online edition of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  About half of all lupus patients develop lupus nephritis. The varied incidence rates of the condition between ethnic groups suggests genes may play a role.

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August Newsletter

Watch for Connect for Health Colorado marketplace

ConnectforHealthLogoFor those who suffer from chronic illness, accessing insurance at an affordable cost is a huge concern. Colorado consumers should know that the insurance climate in the state is undergoing a big change with Connect for Health Colorado. CHC will be a one-stop marketplace where Coloradans can shop and compare health insurance plans.The goal of the new online marketplace is to increase access, affordability and choice, for individuals and small employers looking to purchase health insurance in Colorado and to provide a simpler, smarter shopping experience. Connect for Health Colorado will open in October, with health coverage taking effect January 1, 2014.  Read more here.

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