BOSTON, MA - The Boston Bruins Foundation will partner with the Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) by donating $20,000 to their "Walk with Us To Cure Lupus" walkathon at Castle Island in South Boston on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 9:00 a.m.. Nathan Horton will serve as the 2011 Boston ALR Ambassador.
To kick-off the partnership, the Boston Bruins are hosting Lupus Awareness Night on Tuesday, March 29 during the Bruins/Blackhawks game. All the proceeds from the 50/50 raffle will benefit ALR and their Boston "Walk with Us To Cure Lupus" event. Bruins fans can support Horton and the Lupus Walk by texting the word "WALK" to 85944 to make at $10 donation*. A one-time donation of $10 will be billed to your mobile phone bill. Messaging & data rates may apply. Donations are collected for the Alliance for Lupus Research by mobilecause.com. Reply STOP to 85944 to stop. Reply HELP to 85944 for help. For terms, see http://www.igfn.org
The Boston Walk with Us to Cure Lupus event is a 5K (3.1 miles) walk that is designed to raise significant funds and awareness for the quest for a cure for lupus. All walkers are encouraged to raise as much money as possible from family, friends, co-workers and business associates in support of their participation in the walk.
Bruins fans can register for the Boston "Walk with Us To Cure Lupus" online at http://walk.lupusresearch.org/boston by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or by phone at 866-WALK-ALR.
The Alliance for Lupus Research was founded in 1999 through the vision and commitment of Robert Wood Johnson IV, Chairman of the New York Jets. The ALR's mission is to prevent, treat and cure lupus through medical research. The ALR is the largest private donor for lupus research and has committed more than $65 million to lupus research. The ALR Board of Directors funds all of the ALR's administrative and fundraising costs, allowing 100-percent of all donations received to go directly to support lupus research programs.
About the Boston Bruins Foundation The Boston Bruins Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation whose mission is to assist charitable organizations that demonstrate a strong commitment to enhancing the quality of life for children throughout New England. Since its inception in July 2003 by the Jacobs Family, it has raised more than $6 million dollars through a series of fundraising events. The Foundation, which provides grants to organizations that meet the standards of its mission, concentrates on athletics, academics, health, and community outreach programs that assist in helping enrich the lives of children throughout New England.