Lupus Blows, Theresa Knows!
While we were forced to go “virtual” for last year’s AZ walk, our network of supporters stepped up in a huge way, helping “Lupus Blows, Theresa Knows” raise over $19,000 and rank among the top fundraising teams in the nation! It is year #6 in Phoenix, and the walk remains virtual this year due to the pandemic. So, we’ll gather with friends & family around the country on Saturday, October 16th. For the past 24 years, Theresa has been living with lupus, and since 2007, Lupus Blows, Theresa Knows has raised nearly $125,000 toward lupus reserach and programs/services that benefit lupus warriors like Theresa. Also, for the past 2 summers, Dave has made good on a promise to shave his head when our team surpassed the $10K mark by July 10 - and he’ll offer the same incentive in 2021!
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!