NEW YORK, May 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S.L.E. Lupus Foundation's Young Leaders took Lupus Research to the Power of 10 in recognition of World Lupus Awareness Day May 10. A Flash Mob of volunteer dancers brought attention to lupus among hundreds of visitors to Union Square Park in Manhattan.
Join our Power of 10 awareness program. Share this link (www.powerof10.lupusny.org) with 10 people, and ask those 10 to do the same. The goal is for 1 million people to learn about lupus and how they can help.
Visit LupusNY.org to view a video of our Young Leaders in action as they dance for a World Without Lupus. To view the video go to: http://youtu.be/P8kS-2gNlKY
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), or lupus, is a chronic, complex and serious autoimmune disease affecting more than 1.5 million Americans. Nine out of 10 people with lupus are women. In lupus, the immune system, which is designed to protect against infection, creates antibodies that attack the body's own tissues and organs -- the kidneys, brain, heart, lungs, blood, skin, and joints. Lupus is difficult to diagnose, difficult to treat, and a leading cause of premature cardiovascular disease, kidney disease and stroke among young women.
About the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation
Formed over 40 years ago, the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation leads the nation in providing direct patient support, education, public awareness, as well as funding for innovative lupus research on the national level. The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation is a member of the Lupus Research Institute National Coalition of patient groups throughout the country. Visit LupusNY.org for more information.
SOURCE S.L.E. Lupus Foundation