Alliance for Lupus Research

The New York Jets organization is deeply committed to supporting the Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR)–a national voluntary health organization based in New York City, founded in 1999 and chaired by Robert Wood Johnson IV, a member of the founding family of Johnson & Johnson and owner of the New York Jets. The ALR's mission is to find better treatments and ultimately prevent and cure systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE, or lupus), a debilitating autoimmune disease, by supporting the most promising and innovative lupus research.  To date, the ALR has committed over $65 million to lupus research projects at the most prestigious universities, medical schools and hospitals throughout the world.

Since 2001, the New York Jets have increased awareness of lupus and raised more than $7 million for research through the ALR Walk with Us to Cure Lupus program, proceeds from the annual New York Jets Kickoff Luncheon and other events in the tri-state area.  To find a walk near you, visit or call toll free, (866) WALK-ALR.  Together, we will find a cure!