Why Lily is Walking to End Lupus.
Many of you know that Lily has been sick for a few years now. She has multiple autoimmune disorders but was most recently diagnosed with lupus in 2018. Lupus creates multiple symptoms for Lily including significant fatigue, muscle loss, peripheral neuropathy, chronic pain, and more. While she has likely been fighting active lupus since early 2012, Lily did not receive a diagnosis of lupus until late in 2018. Advances in lupus research funded by donors like you can help prevent this from happening to someone else! Thankfully, Lily has began receiving treatment with a specialty lupus-specific drug called Benlysta that is very effective - drugs like these are also not possible without research funding from individual donors like yourself! Lily is very grateful to have found Benlysta and hopes to see additional strides in lupus research in the coming years.
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 Lily is taking action in the fight against lupus. Join the Chronically Fabulous ATX crew in the Lupus Foundation of America’s Walk to End Lupus Now™ in Austin, TX to raise critical funds for the estimated 1.5 million people living with lupus in the United States.
Lily would like to become a Lupus Trailblazer by raising at least $1,000 for the Austin, TX walk. Will you help her and support the Foundation's efforts to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus? Even a $10-15 donation is a big help... A generous contribution of $25, $50, or even $75 can make a significant impact on those impacted by lupus. 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. We promise 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!