I’m Walking to End Lupus.
On February 21, 2013, a doctor said to me, "You have Lupus". Lupus presents itself differently in every case. It can take years to diagnose which is the case for me. I had spent a year and a half struggling with low hemoglobin, fatigue and a skin rash. My lupus affects my kidneys, heart, lungs, joints and my daily life. This year has been extremely challenging. I have had to learn to navigate my daily life.
When I started raising money for the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina chapter, it was to help serve others with this cruel disease. After 6 years of involvement, I am still passionate about finding resources and support for many in my position. I hope you will join me on my mission to Walk to End Lupus Now.
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. 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?
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!