Since joining the Lupus Foundation of America, I've set out to raise $1,000 for our annual DC Walk to End Lupus Now. I set out to do the same earlier this year for our DC walk that was scheduled for May, and to those that donated THANK YOU! Like many things this year, COVID-19 caused our event to be cancelled, but that isn't stopping us or our mission. In fact, people with lupus need us now more than ever. So, this year, I want to set a new goal and raise $1,250 for our Virtual Walk to End Lupus Now on 10. 10. 20. Will you help me reach my goal?
Over the last two and a half years working at the LFA I've had the honor of meeting so many lupus warriors. Their resilliance, strength and spirit are truly inspiring. And when the coronavirus pandemic became a reality in the US, people with lupus were hit especially hard. They are at an increased risk for contracting COVID-19, and many faced challenges accessing a cornerstone treatment that helps mange the debilitating symptoms of lupus - hydroxychloroquine - as it was looked at as a potential COVID-19 treatment. However, through it all and to this day, people with lupus remain strong and above all, positve - all qualities they posess everyday while living with such a difficult and life-changing disease.
Learning about lupus and meeting the incredible people who fight the disease with such strength and grace has truly touched me and drives me to not only work hard every day as an LFA employee, but do my part in fundraising for better treatments and a cure, and so we can provide the support and education services that people with lupus and their families rely on.
So, with that, I would love to ask, will you make a donation to help me reach my fundraising goal? Your donation will help support the Foundation's efforts to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus. A donation of $5, $10, $25 or even $50 can make a definite impact. I know there are many worthy causes you can donate to, and I really appreciate your consideration in donating to the Lupus Foundation of America.