It's hard to believe, but this is year 7 for my awesome team Keep Smiling! Every year seems to bring it's own challenges. A couple years ago the Scottsdale Green Belt where we were supposed to walk flooded after a storm and this year we have the ever so kind COVID-19. However, I will thank it for introducing hydroxychloroquine to the world and sparking questions about lupus. I take it daily and it is critical enough to my health that I took it while pregnant with Nolan.
Like most large events this year, the 2020 Walk to End Lupus Now has gone virtual. On October 10th, lupus warriors and their supporters across the country will put on their shoes, leash up their dogs and take a leisurely, yet meaningful, walk through the neighborhood while wearing purple to raise awarness of a disease that impacts at least 1.5 million Americans.
Those of you who financially support me each year may want to consider "joining" the team this year and donating to yourself. It's the honor system so if you want to Netflix & Chill while I'm out walking, that's fine with me, but a simple share of your page on Facebook can bring more awareness and potentially donations to a great cause <3
Ashlye & Nolan