I’m Walking to End Lupus. Join Me?
As the COVID-19 has changed the entire world; one day, we’re happy as ever, waking up heading out to work, going on business trips, going to school, going on vacations, going out to eat wherever and whenever we want, going to the gym, having BBQs, visiting our relatives any time of the day, going to the store to buy Lysol, toilet paper and paper towels, etc. STOP! The next day you wake up! EVERYTHING was shut down! Now wearing mask, having to social distance, can’t go out to eat, can’t visit your family/friends, etc. Well, this is just a small taste of a what person being diagnosed with Lupus endures. One day you’re good as ever; the next day you wake up and your body is wrecking in pain; swollen joints/ligaments; you’re running a high temperature; your hair is falling out; skin is breaking out in flares! You have visited several specialists and your test results comes back with a diagnosis of Lupus? The doctor tells you, there is no cure; only treatments and the treatments are not guaranteed for this disease! What do to do? We FIGHT, we WALK! That is why my family and I are walking this walk!What if one day you wake up and your body is wrecking in pain; swollen joints/ligaments; you’re running a high temperature; your hair is falling out and you skin is breaking out with flares! You have visited several specialists and your test results comes back with a diagnosis of Lupus? The doctor tells you there is no specific cure/treatment for this disease! What do you do? I ask you to please join me in this by either walking or making a donation!
This past July, Monique crossed a critical milestone of her life, that is 10 years ago receiving a LUPUS diagnosis; BUT, miracles still and do happen! In spite of all that has happened; I thank the Lord, Monique is a walking miracle and will press on! I am certainly looking forward to the day when doctors could say to my daughter, “Monique, there is a cure for lupus.” Until that day, there is work to be done. That is why I’m taking action in the fight against lupus. Our team captain Monique Gore-Massy, lupus Ambassador, LFA spokersperson, and lupus fighter is the brainchild of the Team. Monique initially created the Lemonade Maker team for the walk, but it has blossomed into a source of hope and purpose for many others like herself, affected by this cruel disease. Monique's ultimate mission is to promote a profitable lifestyle with lupus, while we work towards irradiating it. My goal first and foremost, as Monique’s mom with God’s help, to encourage and push her to fight this; as a lupus Ambassador, to educate, bring awareness/sensitivity, to find a cure and as a caregiver supporterer! Join me as I participate in Lupus Foundation of America’s Walk to End Lupus Now™ 10th Anniversary in New York to raise critical funds for the estimated 1.5 million people living with lupus in the United States.
Will you please 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 diseas.
If you are unable to make donation; please join us in this fight and walk with us.
Together pressure our legislature to find a cure/treatment for this mysterious disease lupus!
Thank you for your generosity and help!
Sharon Gore (aka MOP), Lupus Ambassador