I’m Walking to End Lupus. Join Me?
We are EXCITED this year to be able to have a virtual WALK with teams from all over the country on October 10th, 2020.
As you know, I've had Lupus since 2010, and it has been a really tough disease. But I'm tougher! That’s why I’m taking action in the fight against lupus. Lupus made headlines this year as people raced to get Hydroxychloroquine, our number one lupus drug, for potential treatment of Covid-19. Whether or not it helps with the virus is yet to be determined by scientific studies. What we DO know is that HCQ is a critical medication for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in curtailing the attack of our own immune systems on our organs during severe lupus flares. Repeated flares leave many of us with irreversible damage, causing lifelong issues like blood clots, strokes, pleurisy, repeated pneumonia, kidney failure, heart attacks, and mortality. Young women of color are especially hit hard. With every breath that I have, I will advocate for a better outcome for the 1.5 million Americans living with lupus. It is my steadfast belief that a breakthrough in treatment, diagnostics, and a cure are on the horizon.
This is where YOU come in!
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? Any contribution from $10 to $25 to $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. Trust me, it’s worth the effort! Every single dollar counts. Let me know if you also wish to participate in the virtual festivities on 10/10/20.
Together, we can solve the cruel mystery of lupus. Thank you for your generosity!