Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disorder that causes the patient's immune system to attack healthy cells. Although Dr. House insists "it's never lupus," the Lupus Foundation of America estimates that 1.5 million Americans and at least five million people worldwide have a form of the disease.
Lupus strikes without warning, affects each person differently, and has no known cause or cure. Symptoms can be severe and highly unpredictable and can damage any organ or tissue, from the skin or joints to the heart or kidneys. Although the disease can strike anyone at any time, 90% of people living with lupus are women. Women of color are at especially high risk.
As part of our ongoing commitment to "sharing it back," Object Computing has chosen to take action in the fight against lupus. Join the Object Computing team as we participate in the Lupus Foundation of America's Walk to End Lupus Now! in St. Louis on May 9, 2020 to raise critical funds for lupus research.
Will you join our team and help us reach our fundraising goal of $1,500? You’ll be supporting the Foundation's efforts to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus. You can participate by joining our team and walking a mile together on May 9th. If you don't care to walk, you can also support our efforts by making a secure contribution on our walk page. Every dollar counts!