2020 Atlanta Walk to End Lupus Now


Welcome to our team fundraising page!!! 

It's 2020 and we are upon our 8th Annual Lupus Walk! We are SOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED to start our fundraising efforts!

Fifty Shades of Awesome walks in honor of our dear friend "Leesa Sengaphone" who lost her fight with Lupus on Feb 1, 2013. Never allowing this disease to control her life, she lived every moment with strength and grace. She brought sunshine to our lives which always beamed from her spirit. Her motto was "Live, Laugh, Love" and she did for all her days. She spoke of doing the Lupus walk one day. Unfortunately, she never got the chance, so her friends and family carry on for her and many other lupus warriors.  

In 2016, Lupus Warrior CRYSTAL PURNELL, joined our team. Since her diagnosis in August 2004 she has battled this awful disease. As a working mother trying to maintain a normal life for her family, she is an inspiration to us all!!!

Since 2013, Team Fifty Shades of Awesome has reached out to everyone we knew by email, text, and facebook messages. Hosting annual silent auctions and other fun events to raise money and awareness for lupus!


** "SHOUT OUT" to our t-shirt sponsors who continue donate every year to have their logo on our Walk Day t-shirts!!

** In 2019 we partnered with Christina Victoria Cosmetics and created our very own signature matte lip gloss named "Fifty Shades". It is available online and at our events for purchase.

Purchase now: https://glammforce.com/shop?olsPage=products%2Ffifty-shades 

All donations and sales proceeds go to the Lupus Foundation of America, Georgia Chapter. 

2020: Our third event, Sunday's Best Lunch & Lupus Silent Auction, will also be held at Fogo De Chao in Atlanta, GA on September 27th, 2-5pm. Meet the team captains and learn more about lupus in a relaxed, social environment. Tickets are on sale now and include heavy hors d'oeuvres and one cocktail. Get your tickets now and don't miss a fantastic time.

2020: Our second event, Curbside for Lupus, will be in partnership with Fogo De Chao in Atlanta, GA on May 8-9, 2020 with a live broadcast on site from 1pm - 2pm. Meet the team and learn more about lupus. Fogo will donate 10% of all sales to the Lupus Foundation. 

2020: Our first event will be in partnership with The Jazzy Crab in Columbus, GA on February 29, 2020 from 4pm to 11pm. Meet the team captains and learn more about lupus. A portion of the  sales during the event will be donated to Lupus Foundation.  

2019: Total raised $15,645. March 13, AIG -Lupus Lunch & Learn. April 14, Silent Auction Event. OMIGA/BOWL SHI Restuarant donated $1000! $200 Sponsors: Fogo De Chao/Ruth Chris Steak House/4Georgia Plumbing/SnackBoxe Bistro/2312 Creations/Pell Plumbing/Stoned Pizza/Red Pepper Taqueria/Christina Victoria Cosmetics - Fifty Shades Lipgloss

2018: Total raised $12,271. This awesome restaurant Fish Bowl Poke (209 Edgewood Ave at Sweet Auburn Curb Market) donated $728, 20% of their proceeds from Jan-April 2018. March 16, Silent Auction Event at Stars and Strikes generated $2,200. $200 Sponsors: Seeds Restaurant/Designer Cuts/Red Pepper Taqueria/4GeorgiaPlumbing/Los Costas Restaurant/Linda Roche - McKenzie Chairs


We are asking for your help to support our Team "FIFTY SHADES OF AWESOME" by donating as little as ONE DAY OF YOUR LUNCH SPENDING or more to help. We cannot reach our goal without your help. TEAM WORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK!!!

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!!!!


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