I’m Walking to End Lupus.
For those that may not know, I was diagnosed with lupus 5 years ago. I had extreme pain in my muscles and joints while it was also attacking my liver and brain. Going through chemotherapy for 6 months was my only option to help slow it down since all other medication was taking too long to work. Currently, I am undergoing IV infusions due to my flare being so bad. Lupus strikes whenever it wants and treatments are not always the easiest to go through.
This is a silent disease where most people don't physically look sick and unfortunately there is no cure. This is 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 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 of $25 or $50 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! Any amount donated is truly appreciated.
Going to be in Atlanta on April 25th? Do you want to be part of The Walking Deb crew? Join me on the walk! Select the "Join Deborah's Team" button to register.
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!