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Come to Washington, DC for
the Lupus Foundation of America’s 2009 Advocacy Day
March 2-3, 2009

Deadline for LFA Advocacy Day Hotel Registration is Friday, February 6!

It was 50 years ago that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last approved a drug to specifically treat lupus. The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) invites you, your friends, and family members to join with us and lupus advocates from across the country in Washington, DC for the 11th annual Advocacy Day. Together we can change the coming years by advocating for funding that will lead to safer, more tolerable, and effective lupus treatments.

Registration Fee: $35
(includes advocacy materials, select meals, and an event recognition gift)

Register for LFA's Advocacy Day Here:
LFA's 2009 Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

Event Schedule:
Monday, March 2 -- Meet & Greet and Advocacy Training

  • 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. - For early arrivers, an informal "Meet and Greet" lunch will be held.
  • 1:30-5:00 p.m. - The advocacy training session will review meeting strategies and the LFA’s advocacy priorities.
  • 6:30-8:00 p.m. - Dinner with featured speaker, Susan Manzi, M.D., MPH, LFA Board & Medical-Scientific Advisory Council Member, and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.
Tuesday, March 3 -- On Capitol Hill

  • 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. - Join the LFA and its chapter representatives, physicians, researchers, and other lupus advocates on Capitol Hill to meet with Members of Congress and their staff to inform them about lupus and how they can help advance lupus awareness, research, education, and drug development.
Washington Plaza Hotel
10 Thomas Circle, NW
Washington, DC

Make Your Hotel Reservation By Friday, February 6:
A block of rooms has been secured by the LFA for $239 (plus taxes) per night. To make a reservation, go to Hotel Reservations for LFA's 2009 Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, and enter the code "lupus" to secure one of the newly renovated rooms.

If you have any questions, contact Sara Chang at [email protected] or by phone at 202-349-1169.
For more information about LFA legislative successes, please visit: You can also learn more about the work of Dr. Joe Ahearn who is receiving a Department of Defense grant thanks in part to our advocacy efforts!
The Lupus Foundation of America is the nation’s leading nonprofit voluntary health organization dedicated to finding the causes of and cure for lupus and providing support and services to all people affected by lupus.
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· The Other Illinois Tammy
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For future reservation please contact me as I work for a chain of hotels known as Tharaldson. I am thinking that I could get a better deal if this is something you set up, it not can you please put me in contact with the right people would like to help if I can.

· Registered
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Hi Tammy

This is an event organised by the Lupus Foundation of America which Clare posted for information purposes only. Maybe you could contact the LFA direct if you want to get involved at some future stage in hotel reservations for other such events?

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