Lupus Blows, Theresa Knows!
$15K in year 15!! While we’ve been forced to go “virtual” for the last two years, our network of supporters stepped up in a huge way, helping “Lupus Blows, Theresa Knows” raise over $19,000 in 2020 and over $12,000 in 2021. It is year #7 in Phoenix, and this year, the walk is returning to IN-PERSON! AZ friends, please join us Saturday, October 15th at Chandler Fashion Mall. For the past 25 years, Theresa has been living with lupus, and since 2007, Lupus Blows, Theresa Knows has raised over $137,000 toward lupus reserach and programs/services that benefit lupus warriors like Theresa. Our goal this summer is to raise $15,000 in this, our 15th year of walking, which would put us over $150K raised overall. Also, we are brainstorming for fun incentives - in previous years, Dave has gotten a lupus ribbon tattoo, shaved his head twice for this walk & took a birthday cake to the face for the Hundley Foundation’s AZ Epilepsy walk in March. Perhaps another head shave this year? This time, live on stage on October 15th? Let’s get to $15K to find out!
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!