Having a Virtual Walk to End Lupus, Will You Join Me?
Imagine a day when doctors can say, “There is a cure for lupus"!
But right now the reality is this: "There is no cure for lupus" you are 22 I expect you'll live to be 25 and definitely be on dialysis by then”
I AM 32 & JUST NOW AM EXPLORING OTHER MEDICATION OPTIONS!
Imagine your 6 year old telling his 4 year old brother "Mommy can't play anymore the sun will make her have to go back into the hospital"
Imagine your 6 year old asking his principal to ask for prayers for his Mommy because she has kidney surgery today on the morning announcements.
Now, imagine your body attacking itself, it doesn't know what's good or bad so it attacksb everything and one day you can be "fine" the next organ failure needing a transplant...yet so many don't even know what lupus is!
The biggest problem is that these meds can kill you, cause cancer, they're worse than the disease! One of many reasons I need everyone's help to find better treatments through research. That’s why I’m taking action in the fight against lupus. Join me as I participate in Lupus Foundation of America’s Walk to End Lupus Now™to raise critical funds for the estimated 1.5 million people living with lupus in the United States. You don't even have to walk, I'm doing a virtual walk because my current health won't allow me to walk like past years. ANYTHING WILL HELP!
Will you 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 $1, 5, 10, $25 or $55 can make a definite impact. 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!