When you think about what you've been doing for the past 18 years, what comes to mind?
It's hard to believe that you've been doing anything for that long. But for me... I've been beating lupus for 18 years now, and still going strong!
For those of you who know me, you know it's been a personal struggle, battle, and passion of mine for many years. And it's only thanks to my incredible family, friends, and doctors that I've been able to beat this disease since I was 14 years old. Since then, I've learned that with the support of my incredible lupus family, we can truly make a difference in battling this disease.
I can't wait for a day when doctors can say, “There is a cure for lupus!” - or when I don't have to worry about my children living with this disease. Until that day though, there is much work to be done. That’s why I’m taking action in the fight against lupus. And on April 29th I'll be participating in the Walk to End Lupus Now event at Piedmont Park. I hope you'll join me!
An estimated 1.5 million people live with lupus in the United States, so let's support this amazing Foundation's efforts to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus.
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. I hope you'll consider making a gift to support these important efforts! Every dollar makes a difference, so please consider donating today.
On behalf of all of us living with lupus, thank you for your incredible generosity!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!