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Eh? Walk for hope

With the ALS "ice bucket challenge" out there gathering all sorts of attention and donations, it's good to know there's something a bit warmer, and a whole lot more dry you can do to raise awareness about lupus.

With the ALS “ice bucket challenge” out there gathering all sorts of attention and donations, it’s good to know there’s something a bit warmer, and a whole lot more dry you can do to raise awareness about lupus.
The Lupus Foundation of Minnesota is having its Lupus Walk for Hope and 5K run on Oct. 4. Registration is at 9 a.m.; the walk and 5K starts at 10 at Grandma’s Sports Garden, 425 S. Lake Ave.
Mayor Don Ness has proclaimed the day of the event Lupus Awareness Day, and Enger Tower will be lit in purple, the color associated with lupus awareness, according to a news release.
The event is open to all walkers and runners. Online registration makes it easy to recruit team members and meet fundraising goals.
Not an athlete? Not a problem. Individuals or groups can attend the event or volunteer, as well as donating refreshments for the post-event program, items for the silent auction or participant prizes. Sister events also are happening in the Twin Cities and Rochester.
The cost to register for the run is $25, which moves up to $30 on race day.
For more information and to register, go to lupusmn.org.

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