For the last 6 years, Ashlye has captained our walk team, Keep Smiling. Thank you everyone who donated last year! The team raised over $3,600 and we hope to raise even more this year. The funds support the Lupus Foundation of America's mission to provide essential services to the 1.5 Americans living with lupus and ultimately find a cure for this cruel disease.
Lupus sucks. It's really that simple. And it's even worse when it's your baby girl you're watching suffer. We constantly worry about her overdoing it between working full-time and raising our awesome little grandson, Nolan.
We got very lucky to have Nolan. Lupus hits most women during their childbearing years. All but one of the drugs used to treat lupus are actually designed to treat other conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or cancer and most come with a warning of birth defects. Ashlye has had success with the one drug developed specifically for lupus in the last 50 years, Benlysta. It's an infusion that you get in a doctor's office every month and was developed using funds the Lupus Foundation of America raised through these walks. Nolan (and Ashlye) bring so much joy to our lives and thanks to this drug we can call ourselves Grandma & Papa.
Please consider making a donation to the walk so others can be as lucky as us!
Corinne & Dennis
Saturday, September 14th at Paradise Valley Mall
Check-in at 8:30 a.m. and walking is free unlike some other organizations