2022 Atlanta Walk to End Lupus Now



Welcome to our team fundraising page!!! 

It is 2022 and we will be doing our 10th Atlanta Lupus Walk! We are SOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED to celebrate 10 years of raising awareness and this year we expect to surpass $100,000 raised to help end lupus now!

Our beloved "Leesa Sengaphone" lost her fight with Lupus on Feb 1, 2013. Fifty Shades of Awesome walks in her honor. Leesa never allowed this disease to control her life. She lived every moment with strength and grace. She brought sunshine to our lives that 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 that chance, so now her friends and family walk for her, and many other lupus warriors.  

Since 2013, Team Fifty Shades of Awesome has reached out to everyone we know by email, text, Facebook, and more. Hosting silent auctions, bowling events, kickball games, spa parties, and other fun events to raise money and awareness about lupus.

*** SHOUT OUT to our t-shirt sponsors who continue donate every year to have their logo on our Walk Day t-shirts! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!

*** In 2019 we partnered with Christina Victoria Cosmetics and created our very own signature matte lip gloss named "Fifty Shades". It is available for purchase online. Purchase now: https://glammforce.com/shop?olsPage=products%2Ffifty-shades 

2021: Total raised $. Due to the COVID Pandemic all fundraising was done online and all efforts to raise awareness was done virtually. Please see our Facebook page.

2020: Total raised $9206. February 29: The Jazzy Crab restaurant sales share fundraiser donated $1000! May 8: Curbside for Lupus with Fogo De Chao sales share fundraiser donated $333!

2019: Total raised $15,645. March 13: AIG -Lupus Lunch & Learn. April 14: Silent Auction Event. O MI GA/Bowl Shi Restaurants sales share fundraiser donated $1000! 0ur 2019 $200 T-shirt Sponsors were Fogo De Chao, Ruth Chris Steak House, 4Georgia Plumbing, Snackboxe Bistro, 2312 Creations, Pell Plumbing, Stoned Pizza, Red Pepper Taqueria, and Christina Victoria Cosmetics.

2018: Total raised $12,271. O Mi Ga Vietnamese Kitchen donated 20% of sales. March 16: Silent Auction Event at Stars and Strikes generated $2,200. 0ur 2020 $200 T-shirt Sponsors were Seeds Restaurant, Designer Cuts, Red Pepper Taqueria, 4GeorgiaPlumbing, Los Costas Restaurant.

Follow us on our Facebook and Instagram pages...Fifty Shades of Awesome (@teamfiftyshades) for the latest info and events!

Please support Team FIFTY SHADES OF AWESOME by donating as little as one day’s lunch money or more. Skip spending money to eat out for lunch just ONE DAY and make a donation to our fundraiser. We cannot reach our goal without your help. TEAMWORK 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. Let’s make a difference one day at a time!!!!


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