I'm Walking to End Lupus. Join Me?
Those of you who know me well probably know that I have lupus. But you also know that I have been very fortunate to have been diagnosed, treated, and provided with excellent medical care to help me manage this very unpredictable disease. You also know that I am extremely fortunate, with all of the support I could possibly hope for from my job, boss, co-workers and incredibly supportive loved ones.
But the reality of this disease is that it wears people down. It wears down patience, it wears down support, it wears down understanding. It is always there, it's always unpredictable, it is omnipresent. And so many people do not have the tools and support that I am so fortunate to have.
I can imagine a day when doctors can say, "There is a cure for lupus.” Until that day though, there is work to be done. That’s why I’m taking action in the fight against lupus. Thanks to my awesome trainer Keith, I am ready to do this! Baby steps, LOL. Join me as I participate in Lupus Foundation of America’s Walk to End Lupus Now™ in Jacksonville to raise critical funds for the estimated 1.5 million people living with lupus in the United States.
Will you walk with me, or make a donation to help me reach my personal fundraising goal and support the Foundation's efforts to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus? A generous contribution of $25 or $55 can make a definite impact. And having you by my side would be priceless. What’s more, if your employer offers a Matching Gift Program to employees, you may be able to double your contribution with just a little bit of paperwork. Trust me, it’s worth the effort! Every single dollar counts.
Did you know?
- Lupus is a mysterious and misunderstood autoimmune disease. It strikes without warning, affects each person differently, and has no known causes or cure.
- Lupus symptoms can be severe and highly unpredictable and can damage any organ or tissue, from the skin or joints to the heart or kidneys.
- While lupus can strike anyone at any time, 90% of people living with lupus are women. Women of color are at especially high risk.
- Only one drug has ever been developed and approved by the US Food and Drug Administration specifically to treat the disease.
Together, we can solve the cruel mystery of lupus. Thank you for your generosity!