Unfortunately this year we will not be able to participate BUT will be there in spirit!
It is a day to gain support, raise money for research, and a day to raise awareness! Many of you have asked this year about the walk and how to donate and I am so grateful for the support of my friends and family and what we have accomplished as a team. If you would like to donate or participate this year in honor of TEAM KATIE! … Please see the link in this email!
As you may or may not know I struggle with the auto-immune disease Lupus nephritis. Lupus remains one of the least recognizable, most unpredictable, misunderstood, and misdiagnosed diseases. There is no cause, no cure, and there has only been one drug approved for lupus in over 50 years. It affects my skin, my kidneys, my joints, and my muscles. Lupus is a world changer. I fight for myself, for my family and friends, and for my fellow luppies!
I am extremely passionate about raising money for research and awareness for the Walk to End Lupus Now Birmingham on April 8th, 2018. Please consider making a donation for this worthwhile cause and PLEASE consider joining the team, TEAM KATIE!, and participating in the festivities! My personal goal is to continue to educate those around me and to prove to others that you can live with lupus as long as you live right!
Let’s get closer to a cure this year and PUT YOUR PURPLE ON!
“No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, show up, and never give up!”
Here are the details on the walk:
- Date: Sunday, April 8, 2018
- Location: Veteran’s Park (4800 Valleydale Road, Hoover, AL, 35242)
- Check-in: 1:00 PM| Ceremony: 2:45 PM| Walk: 3:00 PM | Route Length: One mile
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!