For my 60th birthday I'm forming a team to participate in the Walk to End Lupus Now in Tampa. The walk will be on my birthday, Saturday, November 5, 2022 at Zoo Tampa. Registration begins at 5:30pm and the walk starts at 6:30pm. It's a 1 mile walk through the zoo. Alan and I will have a tent to gather together. Brittney would want us to have fun. I hope we can have the biggest team!!!
Click on this link to sign up to walk: https://support.lupus.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=1734
My team's name is "Team Britt".
Lupus has dramatically affected my family. My sweet daughter, Brittney, lost her life to lupus. She started having symptoms when she was only 17 years old. You would have never have known she had lupus by looking at her. That's the thing with this horrible disease, someone can look beautiful and healthy on the outside and be suffering on the inside. Brittney tried so hard to live a normal life. She lived life to the fullest and lost her battle to lupus at the age of 27.
I have tried to carry the torch for her and help raise money for lupus research. I pray that it will help others that are suffering from this disease have better treatments and maybe one day a cure!
You can make a difference by donating 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.
Lupus is hard to diagnose, but the Lupus Foundation of America is working to make life easier and more comfortable for the estimated 1.5 million people living with lupus in the United States. Together, we can solve the cruel mystery of lupus. Thank you for your generosity!