I’m Walking to End Lupus
Hello my name is Tina. In 2010 I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus. For anyone that doesn't know this is an autoimmune illness meaning instead of my body fighting the bad to keep me healthy it fights against it's self and the good. Anyone with lupus goes through so many daily trials. Many of us go through life with a smile on our face trying to hide the hurt we feel from our illness. Lupus can and does affect everone who has it differently no flare is ever the same. Meaning each time it rares it's ugly head it's always something different. I have headaches that have caused me to lose the hearing and vision in one side of my head, i've had multiple mini strokes, the joint and muscle pain, the red skin blotches and that's just to name a few. This illness can go as far as to also attack your organs and even further as to kill those who aren't so lucky. I am asking all my friends and family to please help raise awareness and contribute so that they can continue research not only for the ones that lost the lupus battle but so that us that fight everyday can hopefully be so to overcome it. Thank all of you for taking the time to read this and for your donations. Anyone who wants to join my team please feel free I would love to have you on my side. Join Me?
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® 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? 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!