2020 South Florida Walk to End Lupus Now

Cheri's Warriors

Hi there!
My name is Cherilyn and I was diagnosed with SLE/Lupus and Sjogrens Syndrome in May of 2019. My life completely changed after I lost my father due to a rare auto immune disease called Wegener's Granulomatosis last year. His sudden passing had doctors telling me to get checked immediately. This is when it all came out into the light. I too had auto immune deficiencies.


Growing up in the Arts, I was dancing everyday and extremely active for hours on end. I had my Performing Arts School for 10 incredible years. I realized I needed to make a change. My health started deteriorating approximately 12 years ago and I just didn't know why. I was constantly being rushed to the hospital due to Pericarditis, stomach issues, swollen lymph nodes, weakened muscles, fatigue and severe joint pain. The inflammation in my body was extreme and it was difficult to continue to do what I did. I had to slow down. My life changed. But I'm still here... I may have some obstacles in my way, but my spirit is way too strong to give up.


Welcome to our fundraising team page.

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.

 

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

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