I'M WALKING TO END LUPUS. JOIN ME?
On February 28th 2017, I was diagnosed with LUPUS. To be honest I had no idea what that even meant. The hardest part of this disease is looking perfectly healthy and having to explain that I am not, every day is different for me. It's constant struggle being tired, in pain or feeling sick on the inside while looking perfectly fine on the outside.
There are still days I wake up and can't believe it but thanks to the support that I have gotten from my family, friends and medical team I have been luckly enough to learn how to live with this autoimmune disease and live a normal life.
This will be my 6th year Walking to End Lupus. 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.
16,000... NUMBER OF NEW CASES OF LUPUS REPORTED EACH YEAR.
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 in NYC on Saturday, October 8th, 2022 to raise critical funds for the estimated 1.5 million people living with lupus in the United States.
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!