The 2008 5K Walk For Lupus Now is scheduled Saturday, Sept. 27 at Kelly Ingram Park.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. followed by the walk at 9 a.m. Registration is $25 or $15 each for teams of five or more. Children 12 and under can walk for $10. All proceeds benefit the Mid South Chapter of the Birmingham Branch of the Lupus Foundation of America.

T-shirts are guaranteed for pre-registrants and entertainment will be provided by Peanut.

Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that causes inflammation of various parts of the body, the immune system makes antibodies against the body’s own tissue.

Lupus can be difficult to diagnose, and there is little awareness of the disease. It is estimated that approximately 30,000 people in Alabama have lupus.

Call 934-8840 or 902-5315 for more information on the walk.