Continuing my Fight to End Lupus. Join Me?
We are Walking to End Lupus NOW! Although my work obligations will keep me away from the actual walk this year, my family and friends will be walking in my honor - will you join or support them?
When: Sunday October 20th, 2019
Where: Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk, CT
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, my family and friends as we 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.
In 2016 I received the diagnosis I thought I had been prepared to hear, yet was surprised when it came, "you have Lupus Nephritis". Immediately I had answers and explanations of all the lupus related symptoms I'd experienced for over a decade: aches and pains, inexplicable fatigue, 3 miscarriages, torturous itchy skin, severe sensitivity to sunlight and heat etc etc. And while I finally had an answer, I was instantly overwhelmed with a thousand more questions.
For well over two years now, after receiving different treatments and therapies to treat the symptoms properly, I have shifted to a homeopathic approach as the traditional treatments have not helped me (each lupus patient being different and all). Although I've been on a roller coaster, and one kidney down, I've found a renewed inner strength and have been overwhelmed by the support by my loved ones, to keep PUSHING THROUGH.
This is my purpose, to push through for my kids, my husband, my family and friends and for ME! Please join me in the push, and help me Leave Lupus in the Dust!
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!