Dear Friends and Family,
Please join me in supporting the Lupus Foundation of America’s mission!
I’m participating in the Lupus Foundation of America’s Team Make Your Mark™ program. I will be running the Rock and Roll marathon, 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 disease. I am participating not only to challenge myself, 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.
Lupus is an unpredictable and misunderstood disease in which the immune system is out of balance, causing damage to organs and/or systems in the body. The exact cause of lupus is still unknown and unfortunately it can strike anyone at any time. Recent studies have shown that 90 percent of the 1.5 million Americans living with the disease are females and I’m one of them.
This has been a very difficult and uphill battle for the past 30 years for not just myself but also for my Family, I am very grateful and lucky for the immense support my Husband and all my Friends and Family have given me. I am very aware there are many who don’t have this support network and this effort and run is for them!!
Your kind donation will help me reach my personal fundraising goal and support the Foundation's efforts to improve the quality of life for all people like me affected by lupus.
Your much appreciated gift can make a definite impact and help me to get closer to my fundraising goal and is a tax-deductible donation at the same time.
What’s more, if your employer offers a Matching Gift Program to employees you may be able to double your contribution.
Thank you again for your generosity,
I am Racing to End lupus!
P.S. I invite you to learn more about the Lupus Foundation of America and their great work at http://www.lupus.org