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Nov 5, 2010 2:44 PM by Carina Corral

Will you Walk with Us to Cure Lupus in Atascadero this weekend?

Hundreds of residents will Walk With Us to Cure Lupus this weekend.

The Alliance for Lupus Research's annual event takes place this Saturday at Atascadero Lake.

Registration is at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m.

Every dollar raised goes directly to support lupus research programs.

Lupus is a life-threatening chronic autoimmune disease in which a person's immune system mistakenly attacks the body's own tissue. It mostly affects people between the ages of 15 to 45.

Currently, there is no known cure.

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