NENY & CNY Walk Photos Tell the Story

The capacity of a community to come together for a specific cause, particularly a cause that receives little media coverage and is widely misunderstood, is both astounding and uplifting. The Northeast and Central New York communities came together on March 19th and April 2nd, respectively, at each region’s 10thannual Walk to Shine the Light on Lupus. The Northeast New York region beat their goal of $15,000 by $3,083 for a total of $18,083. The Central New York region raised $16,000 so far and funds are still being received. The photos taken by our generous photographers tell the story better than I ever could. Take a look (click on the folders) and, please, let them know how much you appreciate their participation!

Tom Bryant –

Tracey Fontanella – 
Andrew Reed –

Special thanks to Janet Rucki, NENY Walk Chair and Deana Fellows and Laurie Burton, CNY Co-chairs, and to all of the amazing volunteers who made each event possible. As always, we learned a lot at these events and we’re already working on creating more smiles and engaging more people next year. If you’d like to participate in the planning or if you have a suggestion, please let us know at

NENY Walk 2017 Photo Gallery

CNY Walk 2017 Photo Gallery



Henninger HS purple out for Lupus

Henninger High School in Syracuse raising awareness about Lupus while celebrating Senior Night on Friday, February 10th. As the JV and Varsity basketball teams take on West Genesee High School (5:30 pm and 7:00 pm respectively), students and supporters will have access to free educational and informational materials from LAUNY. They will also have the opportunity to support the organization by purchasing purple wristbands and boxes of gourmet chocolate for Valentine's Day. All funds raised will help provide free programs and services to the Central New York Lupus community. Thanks, Henninger High School!

Order or Pick Up Your Sweetest Day Chocolate Today!

Have you seen our gorgeous chocolate yet? With the help of ModPac and Mike's Homemade Candies, we're offering a beautiful gourmet treat this year all through the month of October. Boxes will be available for pick up or special order. Each box costs $10. 

To pick up, visit us at the following locations: 

Lupus Alliance office  (available now; Mon – Thurs, 11am to 4pm)
3871 Harlem Road, Buffalo NY 14215

Andersons  (available now)
Six locations

Giali’s Restaurant  (available Sweetest Day Weekend)
210 Pine Street, Jamestown NY 14701

Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant  (available Sweetest Day Weekend)
3785 South Park Avenue, Blasdell NY 14219

Russell’s Steaks, Chops & More   (available Sweetest Day Weekend)
6675 Transit Road, Williamsville NY 14221

The Perfect Blend Coffeehouse & Eatery  (available now)
14 West Main Street, Cuba NY 14727

To reserve your chocolate, fill out the form! We'll be in touch to set up a pick up time! 

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LAUNY partners with food banks

Foodlink's curbside market truck visits 45 low-income housing neighborhoods in monroe county, making fresh, affordable produce available to residents.

Foodlink's curbside market truck visits 45 low-income housing neighborhoods in monroe county, making fresh, affordable produce available to residents.

The Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York is partnering with food banks throughout our 33-county service area to ensure information about lupus and program support is available to those who struggle just to put food on the table. The food banks collectively support nearly 3,000 member agencies.

All too often those who are burdened with health issues end up struggling financially, whether because they are not well enough to work or because medical care depletes their resources. We want to ease that burden for those who suffer with lupus. LAUNY is grateful that reaching out to regional food banks has yielded great partners in the fulfillment of our mission.