I’m Walking to End Lupus Now 2021!!
" if you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded". Maya Angelou
Lupus is a mysterious chronic and misunderstood autoimmune disease. Inflammatory disease caused when the immune system attacks its own tissues. It causes inflammation which can damage major organs; brain, heart, kidneys; other parts of the body affected; such as hair loss, retina blood vessels. Lupus can range from mild to life-threatening. It strikes without warning, affects each person differently, and has no known causes or cure.
I was Diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus; I am in my 30th year as a Lupus survivor and warrior!
Lupus is a part of my life, but I will not let Lupus control my life. Yes, every day is a fight literally and I thank God for each day I'm given. I would not be the warrior that I am today, had it not been for my strong supportive family and prayers daily.
I'm asking for your support. A donation of any amount will make a difference in the lives those living with Lupus. Also, if you register/join JB's Sweetpeas Team- raise or donate $100.00 before September 29th, you will receive the Official Walk 2021 T-shirt, which will be mailed to you before the virtual walk to wear and represent on 10/16/2021. You can view Home page and see the official Walk T-shirt design. **NOTE YOU MUST BE REGISTERED TO RECEIVE WTEL T-SHIRT***
In this fight, we have lost Lupus Warriors along the way and they will never be forgotten... I walk in memory of Varner Dickerson, Kristal Deonne Williams, L.H. and Margie Flowers.
I will continue to walk for Lupus Warriors/Survivors, who are fighting this disease daily; Shawnie Prater, Okha, Lee, Jane Wyler, Digna Maranan, Lisa Young, Princess Celeste, Sandra Pettaway, Octavene Braxton, Tonya White, Diane Knecht, Cynthia Hildreth.
Together, we can help solve the cruel mystery of lupus. It only takes one to make a difference in the lives of those living with Lupus.
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.
Thank you so much for your continuous support!!
Jackie Brown/JB's Sweetpeas