I’m Walking to End Lupus. Join Me?
Imagine a day when doctors can say, “There is a cure for lupus.” Until that day though, there is work to be done. That’s why I’m taking action in the fight against lupus. Join me as I participate in Lupus Foundation of America’s Walk to End Lupus Now™ in Norwalk to raise critical funds for the estimated 1.5 million people living with lupus in the United States.
I was diagnosed with lupus on my 15th birthday. While I have good days and bad, and ups and downs with it, I have been lucky for the most part in that my symptoms have mostly been kept in check. There can be days where my hands don't work or my ankles swell, or I get the butterfly rash on my neck, but I know myself, how I manage my life well, and when to seek out the doctor. My doctors have worked with me and with each other to ensure that I have the best treatment plan ever in order to live my best life possible. Without the medications that I’m on, the team that I have, and the research that is on-going, I would not have the quality of life that I do today. There would be no running marathons or endless travel for me! The work that comes out of the Lupus Foundation of America benefits me directly and I greatly appreciate it.
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? 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.
- 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!