I’m Walking to End Lupus. Please support me.
Imagine a day when doctors can say, “There is a cure for lupus.” Until that day though, there is work to be done. This is my 8th walk. I'll keep walking to bring awareness, build community to support the lupus family, and to find a cure.
Lupus is very personal to me. Pam, my wife, has been dealing with lupus ever since she was a teenager. It may not be obvious with Pam, but she has had her share of ups and downs. Lupus affects everyone differently. When a flare happens, we often have to ask ourselves if this is lupus or something else. This is one reason why it took over seven years for her to get diagnosed properly.
One of the best things I can do as a caregiver is to be there for Pam during her ups and downs in her bouts with lupus. That’s why I’m taking action in the fight against lupus. Join me as I participate in Lupus Foundation of America’s Walk to End Lupus Now™ in San Francisco to raise critical funds for the estimated 1.5 million people living with lupus in the United States.
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? You can make a definite impact with a contribution of $50 or $100. What’s more, if your employer offers a Matching Gift Program to employees, you may be able to double your contribution with just a call or a few clicks. 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 disease.
Together, we can solve the cruel mystery of lupus. Thank you for your generosity!