I’m Walking to End Lupus. Join Me?
Olga Lucia Torres has been sick her entire life: starting with a pediatric pituitary adenoma, later developing lupus, Raynaud’s disease, Sjogren’s disease, arthritis, scleroderma and Jaccoud's arthropathy then suffering a devastating brain injury that left her disabled.
As a first-generation Latina, one of the eight founding lawyers of the Bronx defenders and now a lecturer of narrative medicine at Columbia University, Olga Lucia now identifies as an advocate, survivor and mother of a miracle daughter. She writes op-eds about what it’s like to live with lupus and the other health conditions she has.
I hope to inspire many people to learn about lupus, donate, and walk with us.
Will you make a donation 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.
- Only one drug has ever been developed and approved by the US Food and Drug Administration specifically to treat the disease.
Together, we can solve the cruel mystery of lupus. Thank you for your generosity!