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File #: 160933    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 10/20/2016 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 10/20/2016
Title: Recognizing and congratulating the Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter of The Lupus Foundation of America on the 25th Anniversary of its Lupus Loop 5K Run and 2.5 Mile Walk to End Lupus Now.
Sponsors: Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember O'Neill, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez
Attachments: 1. Signature16093300.pdf
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Recognizing and congratulating the Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter of The Lupus Foundation of America on the 25th Anniversary of its Lupus Loop 5K Run and 2.5 Mile Walk to End Lupus Now.

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WHEREAS, The Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter is an affiliate of the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA), the only national force devoted to solving the mystery of lupus, one of the world's cruelest, most unpredictable and devastating diseases, while giving caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact. Through a comprehensive program of research, education, and advocacy, they lead the fight to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus; and

WHEREAS, More than 40,000 living with the challenges of lupus in the Philadelphia Tri-State region. Lupus is an unpredictable and misunderstood autoimmune disease that ravages different parts of the body. It is difficult to diagnose, hard to live with, and a challenge to treat. Lupus is a cruel mystery because it is hidden from view and undefined, has a range of symptoms, strikes without warning, and has no known cause and no known cure. Its health effects can range from a skin rash to a heart attack. Lupus is debilitating and destructive and can be fatal, yet research on lupus has not kept pace with research for other diseases of similar scope and devastation; and

WHEREAS, The Lupus Loop 5K Run and 2.5 Mile Walk to End Lupus Now is the oldest LFA walk in the nation, and also one of the largest. During the last 25 years, this walk has brought over 50,000 individuals together, and last year alone, more than 4,000 walkers, runners, and volunteers united at Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park; and

WHEREAS, This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Lupus Loop. The event is scheduled for 8:30am on Sunday, October 30th, with registration opening at 7am. The Lupus Loop will begin Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park; and

WHEREAS, The organizers have set a goal of raising $400,000 to support national and...

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