Vincent Liuzzi, a former Wells Fargo Bank district manager and regional president, currently serves as EVP and Chief Banking Officer for DNB First. A committed member of the community, Vince Liuzzi supports several charities and has served as chair and co-chair for several foundations. In 2013, he was Philadelphia’s chair for the Alliance for Lupus Research’s Walk With Us to Cure Lupus.
As a part of the Alliance for Lupus Research’s commitment to treating, preventing, and curing lupus, the Walk with Us to Cure Lupus program began with its first walk in Washington, DC, in 2002. Since that time, the program has raised over $25 million through the help of volunteers around the United States. Donating 100 percent of the raised funds to lupus research programs, Walk with Us to Cure Lupus brings together friends, coworkers, and families looking to share their stories and spirit.
Individuals wishing to participate in the walk have a variety of options available to them. The program requests that each individual raise at least $25 for the walk, but not every individual needs to walk in order to donate. The online registration system allows for registration as a volunteer, walker, or virtual walker. Virtual walkers raise funds despite being unable to attend the event. Through personal webpages and fundraising tools, they support the cause and act as Team Captains without being physically present.
The Alliance for Lupus Research also maintains a virtual fundraising event for individuals living in an area without an established walk. These events provide communities with the necessary tools for hosting their own local walk with personalized locations, lengths, and times.