Lupus Blows, Theresa Knows!
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. Also, while we didn’t hit this milestone last year, in 2019 & 2020, Dave made good on a promise to shave his head when our team surpassed the $10K mark by July 10. We are brainstorming now to figure out some fun incentives for this summer!
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!