I am Racing to End lupus!
Dear Friends and Family,
We're participating in the Lupus Foundation of America’s Team Make Your Mark™ program. Over the next several weeks I will be challenging my body and making my miles matter in an effort to help solve the mystery of this cruel and mysterious diseaseWe are participating not only to challenge ourself, but to raise critical funds to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus through programs of research, education, support and advocacy.
You all know how passionate I am about this cause. Being a lupus warrior for 22 years & now my son has been diagnosed almost 5 years ago - ypur support is aiding the Lupus Foundation Of America to do major research to find a cure is key.
I want to thank the many individuals who donated last year to help Tiffany & I to reach our goal of $1,000 collectively - IT MEANT A LOT - but this year, I'd LOVE to surpass that amount. The funds are being used in major ways.
PLEASE help us in ending this dreadful disease!!
Lupus is an unpredictable and misunderstood disease in which the immune system is out of balance, causing damage to any organ system in the body. The exact cause of lupus is unknown and while lupus can strike anyone at any time, 90 percent of the 1.5 million Americans living with the disease are females.
The Lupus Foundation of America is the only national force devoted to solving the mystery of lupus, one of the world’s cruelest, most devastating diseases. We envision a life free of lupus. That is why I’m coming to you now, to ask for your support. Will you make a tax-deductible donation to support my fundraising efforts? Your gift today can make a definite impact and help me to get closer to my fundraising goal.
What’s more, if your employer offers a Matching Gift Program to employees you may be able to double your contribution.
Thank you for your generosity,
Sharon Grabin & Tiffany Costa
P.S. I invite you to learn more about the Lupus Foundation of America and their great work at http://www.lupus.org/
Join us 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!