I am Racing to End lupus!
Like many who are a part of this fight, someone I love is living every day with Lupus. My beautiful aunt has been dealing with this confusing disease that is not often in the spotlight. There are many times when her life is normal, but during a flare up, her life can be very difficult. She has done a lot to help me in my life over a number of years, and all the while she has struggled to undestand and cope with Lupus. Although I know it is nothing in the grand scheme of things, I would like to dedicate my training leading up to my 50th half marathon to her and those living with Lupus by helping to support the Lupus Foundation of America. I will be donating $5 per mile that I run from Jan 1 through the date of the race, and have set a fundraising goal of $5,000. I know we can get there - let's do all we can to help those living with 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!
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!