2019 Walk to End Lupus Now, DFW

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Welcome to our fundraising team page.

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 we are taking action in the fight against lupus. Join us as we participate in the Lupus Foundation of America's Walk to End Lupus Now! in [city] to raise critical funds for the estimated 1.5 million people living with lupus in the United States.

Will you join our team and help us reach our fundraising goal? You’ll be supporting the Foundation's efforts to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus. You can also support by making a secure contribution on our walk page. Every single dollar counts

 

About my personal Lupus Story:
  • I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) in 2013
  • It took months and visits to multiple doctors to get the official diagnosis.
  • Stress and UV rays trigger my flares.
  • When I have a flare, my whole body goes into immense pain.
  • Since there is no official treatment for Lupus, I was placed on medication for Malaria. This has been a great treatment for my symptoms, but does not treat the cause.
  • Thankfully, I have been in remission for almost 5 years with minimal symptoms to deal with on a daily basis. Usually it is just a battle with fatigue, which can leave me without any energy on occasion.
  • I have Raynaud's disease which is known to link to Lupus.
I am one of the lucky ones!
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) can affect your organs if not treated properly
  • People diagnosed with SLE can have organ failure, most common is kidney failure, known as Lupus Nephritis.
  • The Lupus warriors who are affected this severly need our help! Let's do what we can to help find a cure!
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. Join our team today and support our efforts! 

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