I’m Walking to End Lupus. Join Me?
I lost my beautiful best friend from high school to lupus on July 4, 2019. Kanisha and I had 16 years together as best friends turned sisters. I watched as this horrible disease began to wage war on her body. We spent most of our time together when I would visit her in the hospital. She spent more hours than any person should ever have to spend in a hospital bed, hooked up to all kinds of machines, getting fluids, blood, pain meds, etc. While we are glad that Kanisha is no longer suffering, she was taken from her son, husband, parents, siblings, and friends far to soon. So, I am asking for donations, in hopes that one day, with my help, there will be a cure for this disease, and no one else will have to lose a loved one to lupus.
So I am asking for donations. Every dollar counts, so even small donations are greatly appreciated!
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 [city] 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!