I’m Walking to End Lupus. Join Me?
After years of fatigue and months pain, I finally had a name for what was going on with my body. Fourteen years ago I was diagnosed with Lupus. Finishing up my junior year at Saint Mary's College and planning a wedding, this was not something I could have anticipated. I am one of the "lucky" ones. My case is very mild, but medication and symptoms are things I have to deal with on a daily basis. I am also lucky that I have had great doctors and a great support system. Not everyone is so lucky. Please help me to raise money to find a cure!
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 virtually participate in the Lupus Foundation of America’s Walk to End Lupus Now™ 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!