I’m Walking to End Lupus. Join Me?
Imagine a day when doctors can say, “There is a cure for lupus.” Until that day, 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 Raleigh to raise critical funds for the estimated 1.5 million people living with lupus in the United States.
I have had lupus for over 25 years now and I can truly say I have lupus but lupus does not have me. I refuse to let this disease control my life and my way of living. On days that I feel like I just want to stay in bed all day, I realize that I have fellow lupies that would love to make that comment because they are in the hospital because of a really bad flare that cause them to be in there; whether it's because they are in severe pain or worse such as dealing with heart or kidney failure. That's when I shake that feeling off and get moving to live that day to the fullest. Without an organization like the LFANC, NC lupus patients would not have the advocate and cheerleader they need to have their voices heard and the encouragement to fight hard to win the battle of this mysterious, cruel disease.
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 $50 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!