I’m Walking to End Lupus.
My sister Lisa Duncan-Smith, was diagnosed with Lupus 10 days before her 33rd birthday, on October 21, 1993. Since her diagnosis, I’ve watched her courageously live with what had become her new normal. My sister Lisa is one of the STRONGEST women I personally know! If you know anything about this devastating and at times debilitating disease, then you know that there are several bad days or sometimes bad months In the midst of it all, I’ve watch my sister adjust and live with the card that she was dealt also known as lupus.
On May 18, 2019 we (Victorious Hearts over Lupus)are walking in honor of her and to support finding a cure to end Lupus!
Supporting her and acknowledging that we feel her pain is long overdue! Please join me as we walk to support Lisa! If you know anyone or have a family member who has been newly diagnosed with Lupus please tell them to join us. Lisa will be there to answer questions if you’d like to speak with her. If you can’t make it please consider making a donation or even getting your employer to make a matching gift donation
Thank you so much and see you on May 18th!
Team:Victorious Hearts over Lupus
Location: Central Piedmont Community College, Belk Plaza: Philip L. Van Every Culinary Arts Center, 425 North Kings Drive, Charlotte, NC 28204
Check-in: 9:00 AM
Ceremony: 10:30 AM
Walk: 11:00 AM
Route Length: 1.25 miles
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!