I’m Walking to End Lupus. Join Me?
Currently there is no cure for lupus and sadly there are people who are permanently disabled due to this disease.
Diagnosing lupus can be challenging. There isn't just one test that can be taken.
Sometimes it can take months or even years before getting a diagnosis. For me it took 19 years from the beginning of my symptoms until I was diagnosed. The average is anywhere from four to six years, and that is too long. We must do better. No one should suffer in pain and uncertainty about their health.
I want to do my part in helping bring awareness to a disease that so desperately needs the voice of it's survivors heard. We need better health care, medication, doctor education, diagnostic testing and medical research. Most importantly we need support.
I walk to...
Raise money for lupus research
Increase awareness of lupus
Rally public support
Help others navigate the challenges of living with lupus
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.
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™ to raise critical funds for the estimated 1.5 million people living with lupus in the United States.
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? No amount is too small. A generous contribution 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.
Together, we can solve the cruel mystery of lupus. Make a donation today and help us in our fight to end lupus.