A message from Olivia:
Hi friends and family!
On the day after my 13th birthday on April 25th, I will once again be walking with thousands of others to raise funds for the Lupus Foundation. Those who know me, know that I was diagnosed with Lupus right after my 9th birthday. It was very hard for a long time because I was sick a lot but thanks to a great doctor and support from friends I have met through the Lupus Foundation, I am doing great right now! Please help me reach our team goal of $7,000 this year by donating any amount you can. Or just share on your own Facebook page to help raise awareness!
Please click here or copy/paste to donate: http://chapters.lupus.org/goto/2020cactussquad
I’m Walking to End Lupus. Join Me?
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 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 $55 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. Thank you for your generosity!