October 21, 2009

Help the LFA Win $50,000 via America’s Giving Challenge

The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) is participating in America’s Giving Challenge ... and we need you and your friends and family to help us win!

Winning $50,000 would mean so much to LFA and the people we support. That amount would fund a national research grant seeking to find the causes and a cure for lupus. As you know, the FDA has not approved a new drug for lupus in more than 50 years!

Or, if LFA won three daily challenges then we could fund an additional Gina M. Finzi Memorial Student Summer Fellowship. The Finzi Fellowship Program has supported the work of approximately 200 young investigators since it was founded in 1984.

So what exactly is this Challenge?

America’s Giving Challenge is a 30-day, national competition through Facebook that encourages people to leverage their personal networks in support of the causes that matter most to them. Awards will be given to the nonprofit causes that garner the highest number of unique daily donations between October 7, 2009, and November 6, 2009.

The Grand Prize for this Challenge is $50,000 for the organization that acquires the most donations over the competition. Additionally, daily prize awards will also be given to the cause with the highest number of unique donations on that day. (Daily awards begin at 3:00 p.m. ET and run through 2:59 p.m. ET the following day.). The maximum daily prize is $1000!

How You Can Help

For a minimum $10 donation, you can help the LFA fund research to develop a robust arsenal of safe, effective, and more tolerable treatments for this difficult to treat and devastating disease.

We have studied the winning trends and know in order to be a winner we need to have a concentrated effort and ours starts at 3 p.m. TODAY (Wednesday, October 21). Let’s focus first on being the daily winner over the next 5 days between now and 3 p.m. Monday, October 26. After that we’ll analyze the results and see what is still needed to win America’s Giving Challenge!

Support the LFA in America’s Giving Challenge Today

Remember ... the goal is to get as many unique daily donations as possible (minimum of $10) each day.

Please share this link with your family, friends and coworkers, and ask them to support this worthy cause.

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