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National Volunteer Meeting

The ALR's First Annual National Walk Volunteer Meeting was held on March 10-11, 2005, in New York City. Over the course of two days, we got to know one another, share fundraising strategies, and learn about lupus research in both formal and informal settings.


Volunteers and Staff gather to learn and share ideas
Volunteers and Staff gather to learn and share ideas

Barbara Boyts introduces the program
Barbara Boyts introduces the program

Ken Farber discusses fundraising
Ken Farber discusses fundraising

Mike Gilliland of Hogan & Hartson discusses Public Policy...
Mike Gilliland of Hogan & Hartson discusses Public Policy...

... as does Hogan & Hartson's Kate Smith
... as does Hogan & Hartson's Kate Smith

Anne Lytle answers questions
Anne Lytle answers questions

Dr. Jane Salmon shares her insights
Dr. Jane Salmon shares her insights

Melissa Schick presents the Walk Website with Danielle Nathan
Melissa Schick presents the Walk Website with Danielle Nathan

That evening, we pick things up at the Reception and Dinner
That evening, we pick things up at the Reception and Dinner

The ladies of KPMG at the Cocktail Reception
The ladies of KPMG at the Cocktail Reception

Richard and Kelly Harrington chat with Dorothy Nathan
Richard and Kelly Harrington chat with Dorothy Nathan

Eunice Diaz and friend Lynn represent for Che Chi
Eunice Diaz and friend Lynn represent for Che Chi

The Brown Family came in from Colorado
The Brown Family came in from Colorado

Two Angelas and a Joan celebrate
Two Angelas and a Joan celebrate

C & C Noe visit NYC from Raleigh
C & C Noe visit NYC from Raleigh

Jim Andrew, Joy Rose, Cam Burns, and Neil Burmeister all smile
Jim Andrew, Joy Rose, Cam Burns, and Neil Burmeister all smile

Melissa Schick poses with Amy Gillard and Carole Andrew
Melissa Schick poses with Amy Gillard and Carole Andrew

Keynote Speaker Joe Craft with ALR Staff and Friends
Keynote Speaker Joe Craft with ALR Staff and Friends

Dr. Gena Carter meets Danielle Nathan, our youngest attendee
Dr. Gena Carter meets Danielle Nathan, our youngest attendee

Woody Johnson and Allison Rubin in animated conversation
Woody Johnson and Allison Rubin in animated conversation

After dinner, ALR presents awards to outstanding volunteers
After dinner, ALR presents awards to outstanding volunteers

Thanks go to Chattanooga's Sadie Monterio
Thanks go to Chattanooga's Sadie Monterio

Woody praises the Mefferts' efforts!
Woody praises the Mefferts' efforts!

Extra-special thanks to Allison Rubin, Volunteer of the Year!
Extra-special thanks to Allison Rubin, Volunteer of the Year!

We are so appreciative of everything you have done for us!
We are so appreciative of everything you have done for us!

Ms. Nathan is clearly suprised by the camera.
Ms. Nathan is clearly suprised by the camera.


Woody with Lee and Caryo Resnick from Kansas City
Woody with Lee and Caryo Resnick from Kansas City

Wachovia's Ted Knauss with Woody Johnson
Wachovia's Ted Knauss with Woody Johnson

Woody with DC Walker Janet Sanchez-Cotto
Woody with DC Walker Janet Sanchez-Cotto

Woody and Joanne and John Hires from Atlanta, GA
Woody and Joanne and John Hires from Atlanta, GA

Woody and Gena Carter show off her award
Woody and Gena Carter show off her award

The ALR thanks you again for Walking with Us to Cure Lupus!
The ALR thanks you again for Walking with Us to Cure Lupus!


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