A Life Well Lived.
LaVida Annette Ximinies was a beautiful soul that enjoyed every moment that God have to her. In 33 years, she experienced more than most people experience in hair a few years. She pushed herself everyday to take advantage of the time that God gave her. Never wasting any time, she lived to enjoy all that God has for her here until the day he called her home.
LaVida was a great high school student. She achieved many of her goals academically as she received a BS degree from East Carolina University and her MS degree from North Carolina Central University. While in undergrad, she became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She was a dedicated member of the sorority and a true example of what it means to be sisterly. LaVida was a loving and loyal daughter, "sister", friend, and Soror.
LaVida enjoyed traveling, food, new experiences, random road trips, movies, cooking, makeup, shoes, SHOPPING, friends, family, sorority events, girls nights, pool days during the summer, the beach, community service, decorating, planning events, reaching her goals, her sweet puppy Tarry, ALL things DELTA, her linesisters, reading, spending time with the people she loved, and so much more that makes life so special. LaVida was a spoiled rotten daddy's girl and a she loved her mother deeply, even with the "girlfriends" kinda love that moms and daughters share. LaVida never let anything that Lupus brought her way, stop her from enjoying the life that God blessed her with. I'm confident that as the Lord called her home, she looked back over her life, was full of joy, and ready for her forever home with our Lord and Savior.
Upon learning of her diagnosis, LaVida was involved with as much research as possible about Lupus. It became a true passion of hers to be apart of the cause for finding a cure for this mysterious illness. Please join me as we continue to honor her life by joining together to fight for a cure!
Feel free to join our team, or make a donation for this event!
DATE: SATURDAY, September 12, 2020
Location: The walk is VIRTUAL this year.
During the virtual walk on Saturday, September 12th, there will not be a break time for people to walk. The virtual walk will be a celebration of YOU, all the lupus thrivers participating, supporters, sponsors, fundraising efforts, & more! We encourage all lupus thrivers to Walk Their Own Way before or after the Virtual Walk to End Lupus Now.
I’m Walking to End Lupus. Join Me?
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 Raleigh, NC to raise critical funds for the estimated 1.5 million people living with lupus in the United States.
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!