2019 Walk To End Lupus Now Central Florida

TEAM OES ***Honoring Deb***

Welcome to our fundraising team page.

Date:  Saturday, April 27th  Time: 3:30 p.m.  Location:  Lake Eola Park

Let's make this Lupus Walk "ridiculously amazing" as we "Rock our Purple!"

What a blessing it is to have the love and support from "Team OES!"  Special thanks to my daughter, Jazzie, for initiating this team.  I extend my gratitude to friends, family and my Sisters - you all bring me unspeakable joy!

I was diagnosed with Lupus on May 18, 2011, just 18 days after I proudly served 30 years in the United States Air Force.  My diagnosis is Lupus Nephritis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.  The Lupus journey has been challenging.  It's required an abundance of faith, prayer and resilience.

What I know for sure is that every morning I open my eyes is a blessing.  I am thankful for the simple pleasures in life.  When you give of yourself to support someone with Lupus, it translates into something much deeper.  Thank you for feeding my soui and "Living in Your Excellence."

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 we are taking action in the fight against lupus. Join us as we participate in the Lupus Foundation of America's Walk to End Lupus Now! in [city] to raise critical funds for the estimated 1.5 million people living with lupus in the United States.

Will you join our team and help us reach our fundraising goal? You’ll be supporting the Foundation's efforts to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus. You can also support by making a secure contribution on our walk page. 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.

 

Your donations are appreciated!

Together, we can solve the cruel mystery of lupus. Join our team today and support our efforts! 

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