Jets and Lupus Research Alliance will host a Lupus Awareness Day on Sunday

The New York Jets and Lupus Research Alliance will host Lupus Awareness Day on October 30, 2022 at MetLife Stadium when the Jets take on the New England Patriots. This event is designed to raise awareness of the devastating autoimmune disease and help raise funds to support lupus research for new treatments and ultimately a cure.

To further this goal, the Jets 50/50 raffle will benefit the Lupus Research Alliance. Returning for 2022 on matchdays, fans can purchase 50/50 raffle tickets from three hours before kick-off until the end of the third quarter. One lucky fan will share the jackpot with the Lupus Research Alliance. For rules and more information, visit nyjets.com/5050raffle.

Additionally, several representatives of the Lupus Research Alliance will be recognized at the game. ManyOne Can Organization’s Top Fundraisers Walk with us to cure lupus program will be featured on the video set. As honorary team captain for the game, Claudine Mauriello will be the top New York City Walk fundraising team captain and lupus warrior. Joining her on the field for the official draw for the start of the game will be her father and Lupus Research Alliance board member Joseph Mauriello.

The Jets are deeply committed to supporting the Lupus Research Alliance, the world’s leading private funder of innovative research that can make a difference for people living with lupus. To date, the organization has committed more than $220 million to lupus research projects at top universities, medical schools and hospitals around the world. Because the Lupus Research Alliance Board of Directors funds all administrative and fundraising costs, 100% of all donations received go to support lupus research programs. With the organization’s support, pioneering research has led to important discoveries that pave the way to better diagnoses, improved treatments and, one day, a cure.

Lupus is a chronic and complex autoimmune disease that affects millions of people worldwide. More than 90% of people with lupus are women; lupus most often strikes for the first time during the childbearing years of age 15 to 44. Women of color are particularly at risk. With lupus, the immune system, which is designed to protect against infection, creates antibodies that attack the body’s own tissues and organs – the kidneys, brain, heart, lungs, blood, skin and joints.

For more information about the Lupus Research Alliance, please call 800-867-1743 or visit www.lupusresearch.org.