Dorothy and Weade
Weade (L) and her sister, 
Dorothy (R)

Weade Williams-Bridges, was an artist, sister, daughter, wife and friend, who lost her own battle with lupus suddenly, on September 27, 2016 at the age of 33. Weade was only weeks away from receiving a kidney transplant. Her match and donor was none other than her husband Reuben, to whom she had been married only two years. In honor of her beloved sister Weade, Dorothy Toran has taken on her own battle - to destroy  lupus itself.  As National Ambassador of the Lupus Foundation of America, Dorothy has vowed to do everything she can to ensure that other families do not endure the heartbreak and pain of losing a loved one to lupus. Dorothy is committed to raising $100,000 in support of the Lupus Foundation of America's Stem Cell Research Project, to improve the quality of life for people living with lupus. 

The Lupus Foundation of America is dedicated to funding smart research in areas that have the greatest need—with the goal to end the pain and suffering for those impacted by lupus.

The Lupus Foundation of America has long been a leader in  funding pioneering basic and clinical adult stem cell research, which has led to  the first ever, phase II mesenchymal (adult) stem cell clinical study for the treatment of moderate to severe lupus. This research has the potential to generate faster progress toward finding a new and improved treatment for lupus.  People with lupus need and deserve better treatment options now, and this study is an innovative step forward. Stem cell therapy holds promise of hope for people with lupus, especially those who are not benefitting from their current medications.

Your tax-deductible donation is critically needed to support this work.  Donate today.

For questions on the Weade Williams-Bridges Color Me Happy Fund for Lupus Research please contact Sue Gloor, Regional Director of the Lupus Foundation of America Northeast Region, at or by phone at 917-608-5393.   #lupus #weareoutoftime 


Progress: 40%
Progress: 40%
Raised: $ 39965     Goal: $ 100000


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