I am making my mark on lupus!
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 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!
Mira Varghese and I are currently junior IB diploma candidates at an all girls Catholic high school in Kensington, MD. One of the requirements for the diploma is something called a CAS project which stands for creativity, activity and service. The two of us are planning an event to raise money for the Lupus Foundation of America. Lupus is something that is unfortunately very close to my heart since my mother was diagnosed 15 years ago when I was just 2 years old. I’ve never known anything else and I have become so used to the flare ups and struggles that I’ve almost thought of it as normal. So please help support our efforts, even in the smallest way possible in order to ensure a better life for those impacted. Thank you so much for your generosity!
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! By making a donation today you are joining the fight against lupus!