I’m Walking to End Lupus. Join Me?
To know me is to know LUPUS. My pain, my struggles, my limitations but most importantly my drive, my strength (yeah I said it, I am strong, BAD ASS actually but lets not get technical), my achievments, my determination to LIVE not just exist. These are the mountains, the goals and milestones to celebrate. We all have them, graduations, weddings, baby showers, the dream home, etc. I ask you to think of this fundraiser as my celebration, the end to a year that crippled me mind, body and soul. A year that tested my sanity, my character, all I thought to be true of myself. ONE year, TEN surgeries and countless tears later I WILL WALK for this cause, I will walk for me, I will walk for those who can't and those who have walked for me.
I realize making a donation is an intangible gift, there is no pretty wrapping paper, no honorbale mention. Nonetheless I ask you to DONATE if for no other reason than to celebrate me, my achievement, my finish line, this is MY GRADUATION.
Did you know there is only ONE medicine for the specific treatment of lupus?! In more than a century since its discovery there has only been ONE medicine developed, ONE! Since March of 2011 Lupies were blessed with some hope with the release of Benlysta. It is organizations like the Lupus Foundation that make breakthroughs like these possible. Breakthroughs that allow me to wake up without pain, to be independent, to enjoy life.
Join me as I participate in Lupus Foundation of America’s Walk to End Lupus Now® to raise $10,000 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!