Help me make my marathon miles COUNT!
I am running the Providence marathon on May 3rd and I am dedicating my training mileage and my run to my mom who is one of my best friends. I am raising funds for the Lupus foundation. Can you help me make all those miles count? My goal is to raise $100 per mile for all 26.2 miles of my marathon -- that's $2,620! Help me today by making a donation!
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. Join me as I participate in Lupus Foundation of America’s Walk to End Lupus Now™ in Charlotte to raise critical funds for the estimated 1.5 million people living with lupus in the United States.
The mission of the Lupus Foundation is near and dear to my heart. Several years ago my mother was diagnosed with Lupus and our family has seen first hand the effects of Lupus. It's a cruel, painful and confusing disease. I've seen it change my mom in more ways than I can count. Don't get me wrong -- my mom is the epitome of strength - I aspire to have even a fraction of the strength, courage and compassion she has. Despite the challenges of Lupus, my mom is the first to help others and she does so in her volunteer with work the Lupus Foundation and in her every day life with her neighbors, friends & family. She is an inspiration.
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 $55 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!