Last year, we joined the Walk to End Lupus Now in San Francisco for the second time.
it was really great to meet other families united to Fight Lupus. I get to know more and more people that are diagnosed with Lupus.
Joining the Walk made me realize that we are not alone with this challenge. Like what they say, there is strength in numbers
When they called everyone on the stage who are affected with lupus, it made me cry to see so how many women, mostly women of color are on the stage.
My daughter, Mariel, was just diagnosed with Lupus in November 2016. Prior to this, I don't know anything about this disease. There is no cure for lupus (for now).
As a mom, it was tough to see my daughter suffer with this disease. My world has changed. Not that just me but our whole family.
God has been good to Mariel. And so I am not only doing this for my daughter but also for others who are also suffering from this disease.
Would you join me to find the cure?
Join our team - TEAM LAUDATE for DONATION (scroll down).
And if you can, please join the WALK TO END LUPUS NOW SAN FRANCISCO - October 20, 2019
Lupus.org - TEAM LAUDATE
Imagine a day when doctors can say, "There is a cure for lupus." Until that day though, there is work to be done. 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(tm)_ 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 of $6,000.00 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.
* 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!