I was diagnosed with lupus in 2008 in the prime of my life. I started doing the walk to end lupus with just a few family members. Fast forward and I am a committee member for the Norwalk Chapter, collecting in kind donations and having fundraisers.
I currently have many team members, have personalized Team Jillyg tshirts and my fundraisers have grown tremendously.
I’m proud and blessed to have a yearly fundraiser and with the tremendous help and donations from family and friends, they have been successful in raising the funds needed for awareness, research, education and our goal, a cure.
You can make a difference by donating 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.
Lupus is hard to diagnose, but the Lupus Foundation of America is working to make life easier and more comfortable for the estimated 1.5 million people living with lupus in the United States. Together, we can solve the cruel mystery of lupus. Thank you for your generosity!