Dear Friends and Family,
This will be our 7th Annual Lupus Walk and we are SOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED to start our fundraising efforts!
The Hyle Family walks in honor of our dear friend "Leesa Sengaphone" who lost her fight with Lupus on Feb 1, 2013. She brought sunshine to our family for many years. She never let this disease control her life and lived every moment with strength, grace and carried the sunshine spirit everywhere she went. Her motto was "Live, Laugh, Love" and she did this until the very end.
FOR 2019, we have great things up our sleeves :-). March or April - Lupus Lunch & Learn / April- Stars & Stripes Silent Auction Event. Our current Sponsors: Peterbrooke Chocolatier, Jax, FL / Ruth Chris Steak House /4Georgia Plumbing/ Linda Roche-McKenzie Chairs
OUR PROGRESS THUS FAR: $64,000!!!
2018- We raised $12,271. This awesome restaurant FISH BOWL Poke (209 Edgewood Ave-Sweet Auburn Curb Market) Donated$728/ 20% of their proceeds from Jan -April 2018. Silent Auction March 16 at stars and strike event generated $2,200. $200.00 Sponsors: SEEDS Restaurant, Red Pepper Taqueria, 4Georgia Plumbing, Los Costas Restaurant & Lnda Roche- McKenzie Chairs
2017 - We raised $13,189. We had our 1st Annual Kickball event, Fogo De Chao Silent Auction Event, and many Tshirt sponsors like Ruth Chris, Peterbrooke Chocolatier, Henry's Tavern, Yolanda Hodges Home Realty, SuperSource Inc etc.
2016, We raised $17,000 reaching out to everyone we know by emails, facebook, Krispy Kreme Fundraiser, Partnered with Spa Sydell/Perimeter Pamper Me/Silent Auction.
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I plan to spend the rest of my life spreading awareness about this awful disease and very thankful to everyone who helps make a difference to all the Lupus Warriors.
I am asking for your help to support our Team "FIFTY SHADES OF AWESOME" in donating as little as ONE DAY OF YOUR LUNCH SPENDINGS or more to help bring awareness to ATLANTA, GA. We cannot achieve this without your help.
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. Join me as I participate in Lupus Foundation of America’s Walk to End Lupus Now™ in ATLANTA, GA to raise critical funds for the estimated 1.5 million people living with lupus in the United States.
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 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. Lets make a difference one day at a time!