Imagine a day when doctors can say, “There is a cure for Lupus.”
~ Team JMJ Continues to Fight for a Cure ~
In honor of my dear friend Jervonya Jones, I have a personal goal to raise $2,500 for Lupus research. I’m taking action in the fight against this disease. This year will make 9 years since this disease has taken the life of my beautiful sister, and we must fight to find a cure.
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? Please help in any way you can. Every dollar counts! Oh! And 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!
Together, we can solve the cruel mystery of lupus. Thank you for your generosity!
We're Fighting for You Vonya!
The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) is still trying to make a difference and Team JMJ is right there with them. This year, whether we walk or not, we will not let the crisis of COVID-19 stop us. We will continue to fight through fundraising and education.
Due to the current state of our economy, our ability to put on our annual fundraising events such as our Fish Fry, Garage Sale, and Paint Nite, may be limited. As such, we are even more reliant on generous donations and corporate matching gifts to reach and exceed our overall Team JMJ fundraising goal of $15,000. Will you help us in our fight? We need you more than ever before. See some interesting facts about Lupus below. It effects more people than you may think. Help us find a cure. Thank you in advance for your support.
Did you know?
- Lupus is two to three times more prevalent among women of color—African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Asians, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders—than among Caucasian women. Recent research indicates that lupus affects 1 in 537 young African American women.
- 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.