I am making my mark on lupus! Last year my mom was diagnosed and I wanted to do everything I could to help and be supportive. I read lots of books and became more familiar with the disease, but that just wasn't enough. I've been working on planning a fundraising event for the past six months that could both contribute to lupus research and hopefully aid in finding a cure for this terrible disease.
Join me and support the mission of the Lupus Foundation of America! My goal is to raise critical funds for the estimated 1.5 million people living with lupus in the United States. Your donation and/or sponsorship will 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!
Did you know?
- Lupus is a complex disease that is hard to define. It strikes without warning, affects each person differently, and has no known causes or cure.
- While lupus mainly affects women between the ages of 15-44, men and children are not spared.
- 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.
- Only one drug has ever been developed and approved by the US Food and Drug Administration specifically to treat lupus.
Let's end this cycle now and come together to fight against lupus!