April 12, 2014
BEAUMONT, Texas -
Several members of the Lamar Cardinals football coaching staff, including head coach Ray Woodard, were on campus Saturday morning participating in the "Walk to End Lupus Now." The funds raised from the walk go directly to Lupus research. The Lupus Foundation of the America's Texas Gulf Coast chapter holds walks in Beaumont, Houston, Galveston and Corpus Christi.
Approximately 130 participants, including Lamar coaches, showed up on the Lamar campus Saturday morning to walk the five kilometer course which circled the Lamar campus.
The Texas Gulf Coast Chapter is part of the LFA, which is focused on curing Lupus while at the same time providing caring support to those who suffer from it.
The mission of the LFA supports research and conducts education programs so everyone affected by lupus can have an improved quality of life. It also provides information to ensure people with lupus and their families get answers and health professionals know about new means to diagnose and manage the disease. In addition the organization conducts activities to increase the awareness of lupus, rally public support for those who are affected by lupus and advocates on their behalf.
The chapters raise money to support research through the LFA's National Research Program, Bringing Down the Barriers, which aggressively pursues an agenda to find answers to the most difficult questions and advance the science and medicine of lupus.