13 years. 2 high school graduations. 1 college graduation. 1 military graduation. Homecomings. Proms. Games. Girlfriends. An engagement. Long talks. Hugs. Snuggles. All missed because she ran out of treatment options. My sister Erin missed out on so many milestones with the 3 loves of her lives, her sons Kallen, Dane and Connor. We must rewrite the ending for families out there with a family member suffering with lupus. YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Every dollar counts. We have made many strides since Erin died on February 24, 2009 but we have a long way to go. Please join the steps I am taking to end lupus.
My steps will join thousands of people's steps across the country for the Walk to End Lupus Now®. I hope that you will join me either by lacing up your sneakers or by donating to my fundraising page.
You can make a difference by donating to 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! A generous contribution of $25 or $55 can make a definite impact. What’s more, if your employer offers a Matching Gift Program to employees, you may be able to double your contribution with just a little bit of paperwork. Trust me, it’s worth the effort! Every single dollar counts.
Did you know?
Lupus is a mysterious and misunderstood autoimmune disease. It strikes without warning, affects each person differently, and has no known causes or cure.
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.
While lupus can strike anyone at any time, 90% of people living with lupus are women. Women of color are at especially high risk.
Lupus is hard to diagnose, but the Lupus Foundation of America is working to make life easier and more comfortable for the estimated 1.5 million people living with lupus in the United States. Together, we can solve the cruel mystery of lupus. Thank you for your generosity!