I’m Walking to End Lupus. Join Me?
As someone with friends with lupus and some personal understanding of 'invisible illnesses' and how they impact people's lives, I'm participating in the Lupus Foundation of America’s Walk to End Lupus Now® to raise critical funds for the estimated 1.5 million people living with lupus in the United States.
I'm a staff member at the Lupus Foundation of America and I'm proud of the 360 degree approach LFA takes to fulfill our vision of a life without lupus. Our programs of education, advocacy, and support for lupus patients improve the quality of life of those living with lupus, and we've had a leadership role in all of the major lupus research breakthroughs in the past 40 years.
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? 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!