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Lupus Foundation of Minnesota Announces 2010 Lupus Walks for Hope and 5K Trail Runs

In September, LFM will host teir annual Lupus Walk for Hope and 5K Trail Run in the Twin Cities and Rochester. The event provides critic resources that fund lupus research and provide direct support to those with lupus right here, right now.

 
 
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PRLog - Aug. 25, 2010 - The Lupus Foundation of Minnesota, a non-profit organization that provides education, support and services to those affected by lupus, announces their 2010 Lupus Walk For Hope and 5K Trail Run. These two fundraising events will take place on Saturday, September 11th and Saturday, September 18, launching from French Regional Park in Plymouth and Essex Park in Rochester respectively.

Highlights of the event include a scenic, non-competitive 5K for both runners and walkers, a one-mile, gentler walking course and post-event entertainment including live music, refreshments and a silent auction. KFAN's Cory Cove will emcee the event.

As part of the entertainment, Lorie Streeter and her 11-year-old son Rhett will be performing their song “Wherever You Float.” With lyrics written by Rhett, and inspired by his own mother's struggle with lupus, “Wherever You Float” has become an anthem for those fighting autoimmune diseases.

Lorie and Rhett, along with husband and father Roger Streeter, are the ambassadors of the 2010 Lupus Walk for Hope and 5K Trail Run.

To learn more about how to participate or donate to the event, please visit the webpage at http://www.lupusmn.org or contact Sara of LFM at 952-746-5151 (ph) or sotto@lupusmn.org (email).

LFM is producing CDs of “Wherever You Float,” which will be available prior to and at the Walk/5K. The proceeds from this event and sales of the CD will go to support research efforts of local institutions, and directly fund services provided to lupus patients and their families throughout Minnesota.

If you would like to schedule an interview with LFM ambassador spokespersons Lorie and Rhett Streeter, please contact Sara of LFM at 952-746-5151 (ph) or sotto@lupusmn.org (email).

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About the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota: LFM is a nonprofit charitable organization that provides education, support and service to those affected by lupus, promotes awareness and understanding of lupus to the broader community and seeks to improve diagnosis and treatment of the disease as well as to discover a cure.

LFM was established over 30 years ago to raise awareness and fund reasearch in an ongoing effort to improve the lives of others. In meeting our missino, we work to provide hope, compassion, empowerment, support, independence and dignity to those living with lupus, and to their family, friends and supporters.

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City/Town:Bloomington - Minnesota - United States
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