Hello everyone, I am Patricia the team captain and registered walker for the 2022 Walk to End Lupus Now Chicago Fundraiser on September 24, 2022 at the Lincoln Park Rowing Lagoon, Chicago IL for Fundraising Team "I am Helen Strong 3521;" Team Members Vallena (Mother), Patricia (Aunt), Kimy (Aunt), Sirron (Son), Dorthea (Sister), Terry (Aunt), Family and Friends in honor of our beloved Helen Heath who passed away on 3/10/21 from complications of Lupus! We will continue to raise funding for out reach services, education and hopefully research that will lead to a cure of this cruel autoimmune disease and for the people who have Lupus and for their Families! Please help us reach our 2022 fundraising goal of $1,000 or more, any amount donated will be greatly appreciated (donations made on this page or the Team page will be donated to the Lupus foundation in loving memory of Helen). We thank you in advance for your generosity and hope you all can join us in Chicago to represent "I am Helen Strong 3521" and help us continue Helen's Lupus Fundraising Legacy, thank you, God Bless!
You can make a difference by donating 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.
Lupus is hard to diagnose, but the Lupus Foundation of America is working to make life easier and more comfortable for the estimated 1.5 million people living with lupus in the United States. Together, we can solve the cruel mystery of lupus. Thank you for your generosity!
Remember after the pandemic ends lupus will still be here. That’s why lupus warriors keep fighting together.