This is Team Fifty Shades of Awesome's 9th year participating in the Atlanta Lupus Walk! We are very excited to announce this year we are On The Road To $100,000 total raised! With your help, we can meet and beat this huge milestone as we fight for an end to lupus!
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.
Lupus Warrior Crystal Purnell joined our team in 2016. Diagnosised in August 2004, this working mother balances the battle against this awful disease and maintaining a normal life for her family. Crystal 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!
OUR TEAM RAISED OVER $90,191 from 2013 to 2020!!!
** SHOUT OUT to our 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 at www.glammforce.com/shop?olsPage=products%2Ffifty-shades.
Our yearly recap:
2020: Total raised $9,206. February 29, we raised $649 at our first event in partnership with The Jazzy Crab in Columbus, GA. May 8-9, Curbside for Lupus, Fogo De Chao in Atlanta donated $333.
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
Wondering how you can help end lupus? Making a donation is the best way. By donating as little as ONE DAY'S LUNCH MONEY or more, you will help us reach our goal and support the fight to end lupus. We also accept items or services for our silent auction. TEAM WORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK!!!
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Get information on our events and our progress On The Road To $100,000.
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All donations and sales proceeds go to the Lupus Foundation of America, Georgia Chapter.