Proceeds from Fun-Filled Night of Bowling Support Research to Cure Lupus

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Walk to Cure Lupus Team Seeks Bowlers for Bowl-A-Thon to Cure Lupus on April 28

Lupus Bowl 2023

(Woodbridge) - Join Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s (RWJUH) Walk to Cure Lupus Team for a fun-filled night of bowling during its Seventh Annual Bowl-A-Thon to support the fight against lupus.

The Bowl-A-Thon takes place on Friday, April 28 at the Woodbridge Bowling Center, 346 Main Street, Woodbridge, New Jersey 07095. Registration is open from 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Bowling starts at 7:30 p.m. and continues until 11 p.m. All proceeds from registration fees benefit RWJUH’s Walk to Cure Lupus Team, which is raising funds to support research and treatment to cure lupus.

The Bowl-A-Thon to Cure Lupus event began in 2014 and was held annually through 2019 prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year marks the popular event’s re-launch.

“Our employees are looking forward to it. This is our 7th Bowl-A-Thon to Cure Lupus, and we have raised close to $10,000 from the event over the years, which goes directly to fund research to find a cure for Lupus,” said Jill Wedeen, Assistant Director of Clinical Nutrition and Patient Service at RWJUH who also serves as RWJUH’s Walk to Cure Lupus Team Captain.

RWJUH has a long and proud history of supporting the LRA – Lupus Research Alliance (formerly ALR) since 2003, and has participated in the NJ “Walk to Cure Lupus” annually. To date, RWJUH has raised more than $60,000 to fund Lupus research. This year’s New Jersey Walk to Cure Lupus takes place at Met Life Stadium on Saturday, May 6. For information, please visit: 2023 NJ Walk to Cure Lupus.

Lupus is a chronic and complex autoimmune disease that affects millions worldwide. Lupus is a disease that is often overlooked, misdiagnosed and misunderstood. When RWJUH became involved with this cause in 2003, there were very few treatments available to help control the symptoms of Lupus and lesson possible damage to organs or tissues.

In the past 20 years, research has produced additional drugs that can be utilized to treat the symptoms of Lupus, and has allowed for ways to better identify, diagnose and treat the disease. Research discoveries have begun to uncover what causes lupus, bringing clinicians closer to a cure.

About Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) New Brunswick, an RWJBarnabas Health Facility, is a 640-bed academic medical center that is New Jersey’s largest academic medical center through its deep partnership with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. RWJUH is the flagship Cancer Hospital of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, and other Centers of Excellence include cardiovascular care from minimally invasive heart surgery to transplantation, cancer care, stroke care, neuroscience, orthopedics, bariatric surgery and women’s and children’s care including The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital ( A Level 1 Trauma Center and the first designated Pediatric Trauma Center in the state, RWJUH’s New Brunswick campus serves as a national resource in its ground-breaking approaches to emergency preparedness.

RWJUH has earned significant national recognition for clinical quality and patient safety, including the prestigious Magnet® Recognition for Nursing Excellence and being named to Newsweek’s 2022 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals. The RWJUH Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center has been recognized by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association as meeting The Joint Commission's standards for Disease-Specific Care Comprehensive Stroke Center Advanced Certification. RWJUH has also earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification for Spine Surgery; The Joint Commission Gold Seal Certification for Bariatric Services; and The Joint Commission Gold Seal Certification for Hip and Knee Replacement services. The Joint Commission also awarded RWJUH a Gold Seal Certification as well as an Advanced Certification in Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Implantation.

Contact: Peter Haigney
RWJUH Public Relations
(732) 937-8568