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Annie and Tom's Race to the Altar Inspires Lupus Community

WASHINGTON, May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) congratulates Annie and Tom of Chicago, Illinois for advancing to the next round in the NBC TODAY Show's annual "Race to the Altar." The competition is now down to three couples who seek to be married in June on the plaza outside the TODAY Show studio in New York.

The Lupus Foundation of America is supporting Annie and Tom's efforts to be selected as this year's winning couple. Annie was diagnosed with lupus at age 17. Because lupus is a lifelong and sometimes disabling chronic disease, Annie feared that she would never find true love or be accepted for who she really is as a person. However, it was Annie's inner strength and drive that grew from her struggles with lupus that her future husband, Tom, admires about her most.

People with lupus and their families are rallying behind the couple. They know that Annie has had to deal with the physical challenges of lupus, but they also understand the emotional toll that lupus can take on individuals and families affected by this serious and life-changing disease.

The LFA is asking the lupus community to support Annie and Tom in the "Race to the Altar." The deadline for voting in the next round is noon, Eastern Time on Monday, June 2. Your votes for Annie and Tom are critically important as the competition heats up!

Cast your vote through the TODAY Show Website at, and by texting the number "3" to 46833.

About Lupus

Lupus results from an unbalanced immune system that can become destructive to any tissue or organ in the body. Lupus is unpredictable and potentially fatal, yet no satisfactory treatment or cure exists. At least 1.5 million Americans are living with a form of lupus, the consequences of which can include heart attacks, strokes, seizures, and organ failure. For more information, visit the LFA Website at

About the LFA

The Lupus Foundation of America is the foremost national nonprofit voluntary health organization dedicated to finding the causes of and cure for lupus and providing support, services, and hope to all people affected by lupus. The LFA and its network of nearly 300 chapters, branches, and support groups conduct programs of research, education, and advocacy.

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