Navigation Links
Photo: New York Goes Orange for Pumpkin Festival and Lupus Awareness Month
Date:10/31/2007

With Help from Famed NFL Pro-Bowler Jerome 'The Bus' Bettis

NEW YORK, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, October 27th, thousands of New York City families got "into the loop" with the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation at the first-ever Pumpkin Festival in Central Park, presented by Camp Sunshine and the City of New York Department of Parks & Recreation. More than 30,000 carved pumpkins lined the park's paths, while the Foundation distributed nearly 10,000 orange lupus awareness wristbands saluting Lupus Awareness Month.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071031/NYW167 )

To view the Multimedia News Release, go to:

http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/lri/30493/

Former NFL Super Bowl star Jerome "The Bus" Bettis made a special appearance at the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation's tent to help pass out wristbands and lupus fact cards, and sign autographs and take pictures with fans. As a presenting sponsor and long-time partner of Camp Sunshine, the Foundation also hosted the festival's Pumpkin Patch and gave away gourds to the first 7,500 attendees.

"For the past eight summers, we have sent New York City kids affected by lupus and their families to Camp Sunshine in Maine for a much-needed week of joy, peace and relaxation," said S.L.E. Lupus Foundation Executive Director, Margaret Dowd. "The Pumpkin Festival is a terrific opportunity for our organizations to bring New Yorkers together for a fun day in the park to support a wonderful cause and to educate more people about lupus."

In lupus, the body's immune system forms antibodies against itself, attacking otherwise healthy tissues and organs. Often characterized by extreme fatigue, fever, joint pain, and skin rash, lupus can cause life-threatening damage to the heart, kidneys and other major organs.

The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation is New York City's leading resource for people affected by lupus. Ten years ago, the Foundation created the orange loop as the defining global symbol of lupus, and urges everyone to "Get into the Loop" and work for a time when lupus can be prevented, treated, and cured.

About the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation

The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation, headquartered in New York and with offices in Los Angeles, is the leading lupus organizations in the country providing patient services, education, public awareness and funding for novel lupus research. For more information on lupus and Lupus Awareness Month, visit http://www.LupusNY.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE S.L.E. Lupus Foundation
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. More Vitamin C in organic oranges
2. Aromatherapy: Ambient odors of orange and lavender reduce anxiety
3. A Glass of Orange Juice To Keep Recurrence Of Kidney Stones At Bay
4. Eating Live Crabs Infects 8 In Orange County
5. Mandarin Oranges Reduce Liver Cancer Risk
6. Pass the Orange Tomato Sauce Please
7. An Orange a Day may Keep Heart Disease Away
8. Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange Increased Risk of Prostate Cancer Recurrence
9. Flavonoids In Orange Juice Make It A Healthy Drink, Despite The Sugar
10. Pumpkins Could Be Showing Insulin Injections The Door Soon
11. Hot Air Balloon Festival launched in Rajasthan
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/29/2017)... CT (PRWEB) , ... March 29, 2017 , ... HealthCareMandA.com ... —on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 1:00 PM ET. A recording of the webinar ... the Interactive Webinar Series. , Home health and hospice companies are still popular targets ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Immunotherapy has emerged as one of the most promising options ... be the next revolution in our fight against this complex disease. One of the ... checkpoint inhibitors such as PD-1 and PD-L1 inhibitors. , While a few single analyte ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... March 29, 2017 , ... ... Pittsburgh now have easier access to the robotic-assisted total-hip and partial-knee replacement ... (AHN). Orthopaedic surgeons at Forbes Hospital and Jefferson Hospital recently started performing ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... PA (PRWEB) , ... March 29, 2017 , ... The ... W’80, WG’81, and Julie Taffet Moelis, W’81, have made a $10 million gift to ... deferred admission opportunity that will provide a pathway to a Wharton MBA for highly-qualified ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... ... has helped over 1.5 million SharePoint users learn the content management system faster and ... for SharePoint was at the farm level. Enterprises using SharePoint Online in Office 365 ... recently released a modified version of the Help System, VisualSP for Site Collections, which ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/29/2017)... -- According to a new market research report "Medical Radiation ... Survey Meter, Solid-State), Products (Personal Dosimeters, OSL, Badges), Safety (Apron, Shields, Face ... market is expected to reach USD 1,215.4 Million by 2021 from USD ... 2021. Continue Reading ... ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... 29, 2017  The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) ... report on patient out-of-pocket spending: ... Services (CMS), the average amount spent out-of-pocket for drugs ... spending in 2016, down from 23% in 2006. ... not a coverage problem. Health plans don,t have unlimited ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... 29, 2017  Spiral Therapeutics, Inc. today announced ... Farma, S.L. for the worldwide exclusive rights to ... the field of otolaryngology for aggregate payments of ... The agreement provides Spiral with the option to ... product profile. Under the terms of the agreement, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: