Team Emory raises $6,000 at Lupus Walk


Emory’s “Hope on the Rise for Lupus” team raised $6,025 for the 2017 Walk to End Lupus Now,” hosted by the Lupus Foundation of America on Saturday, April 29 at Piedmont Park. Since 2014, the Emory team has raised more than $26,000 for the cause.

Proceeds from the event are used to support lupus patients throughout Georgia by providing financial assistance and funding support groups, educational programs, and other efforts. The Emory team was led by Emory University Division of Rheumatology leadership.

Team Contacts:

  • Mercemarí Toyéns-Nieves
    Administrative Assistant
    Divisions of Rheumatology/Immunology
    Phone: 404-712-2945


  • Charmayne M. Dunlop-Thomas, MS, MPH
    Research Projects Manager
    Division of Rheumatology
    404-688-6352 (Fax)


What is Lupus?

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body. The immune system is the part of the body that fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs. In a healthy person, the immune system produces proteins called antibodies that protect the body from these invaders. Lupus auto-antibodies cause inflammation, pain, and damage in various parts of the body, and these symptoms often last longer than six weeks–sometimes for years. Learn more about lupus

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Emory Department of Medicine
Emory Department of Medicine
The Emory University Department of Medicine, within the Emory University School of Medicine, is steeped in a rich tradition of excellence. Through the work of its nine divisions and numerous centers and institutes, the department has pioneered discoveries in medicine, education, scientific and clinical investigation, and clinical care. Emory University School of Medicine's medical school, residency, transitional-year, and fellowship programs offer students the latest knowledge in treatment practices, scientific theories, research, and patient care. The Emory University Department of Medicine is a component of the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University, which includes the Emory schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health; Yerkes National Primate Research Center; Winship Cancer Institute; and Emory Healthcare.

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