I’m Walking to End Lupus. Join Me?
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 participate in Lupus Foundation of America’s Walk to End Lupus Now™ in Indianapolis to raise critical funds for the estimated 1.5 million people living with lupus in the United States.
As you may or may not know about a month after starting college I was diagnosed with Systemic & Discoid Lupus. Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease which has no cure in which my body attacks its healthy cells and tissues which can cause an array of issues including fatigue, joint pain, and skin rashes. See the links for more info:
Through my diagnosis, my immediate family has been a rock through all the doctor’s appointments and physical symptoms. Some days are worse than others, but God is faithful and I truly believe everything works into the plan he designed for my life before I was in my mother’s womb. In the past year, I’ve also found support by going the Eastside Lupus Support which is a band of amazing women who I can relate to when my body isn’t working the way it’s supposed to.
Lupus is an unpredictable and misunderstood disease in which the immune system is out of balance, causing damage to any organ system in the body. The exact cause of lupus is unknown and while lupus can strike anyone at any time, 90 percent of the 1.5 million Americans living with the disease are females.
The Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter is the only national force devoted to solving the mystery of lupus, one of the world’s cruelest, most devastating diseases. We envision a life free of lupus.
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!
P.S. I invite you to learn more about the Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter and their great work at http://www.lupusindiana.org