I'M WALKING TO END LUPUS. JOIN ME?
I AM A SURVIVOR!!!! I have been THRIVING with lupus for 13-years now. This spring I conducted numerous television and newspaper interviews about my concerns of not being able to get my hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) because of the COVID 19 pandemic. This drug IS my lifeline. There currently isn't a cure to this disease....this is my life. Help me find a cure to free myself and thousands of other Lupus Warriors of this cruel and mysterious disease. I don’t want to have to fight for the one drug that is helping me. Help me find other drug therapies and treatments that will lead to a cure!
Don't get me wrong it has been a journey and a love-hate relationship. From an ICU visit due to a possible stroke/blood clot to a pre-cancerous scare due to chemotherapy drugs, multiple hospitalizations to being medically retired from the Army after 19-years of service to periods of deep depression. This cruel disease has tried to take over my body on numerous occasions. It was touch and go for a period where I almost died. Thanks to my faith, phenomenal doctors and extreme treatments I am alive and A SURVIVOR!
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(tm) in Arizona on Saturday, September 12, 2020 to raise critical funds for the estimated 1.5 million people living with lupus in the United States.
Will you join my team "Toni's Transformational Butterflies" to help me reach my personal fundraising goal of $2,000. Or you can make a donation to support me and the Foundation's efforts to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus? A generous contribution of $25, which is a workweek's worth of Starbucks 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!