My mother is the strongest woman I know. From the outside, it often seems that she is perfectly healthy. She always has a smile, she's always working on a new project, and even if she's not feeling her best, she always offers her advice when I need it. But like 1.5 million people in the United States alone, she is suffering every day from lupus, an autoimmune disease without a cure. Sometimes I find myself worrying that she won't be with me in the years to come, even though she is doing well. I think of the young girls and boys in the world who may have a parent struggling with a deadly form of lupus. I know that I am terrified about my mother's health; I can't imagine how they must feel. I can't do much to help my mother with her health – besides being the best daughter I can be! – but I can help fundraise so that others will work to find a cure. I am walking in Boston on October 17th to raise money and awareness for this debilitating disease. Will you join my effort?