SEP 16 UPDATE: GOAL INCREASED TO $4000!
SEP 14 UPDATE: GOAL INCREASED TO $3750!
SEP 8 UPDATE: GOAL INCREASED TO $3500!
SEP 3 UPDATE: GOAL INCREASED TO $3000!
SEP 1 UPDATE: GOAL INCREASED TO $2500!
AUG 29 UPDATE: GOAL INCREASED TO $2000!
AUG 27 UPDATE: GOAL INCREASED TO $1500!
CURRENT DRIVE: TEN-A-DAY
Power of Small Donations in LARGE numbers!
If you've been a part of my fundraising efforts before, you know that I believe in activating many people to give small, instead of few people to give big. This year is no different, though I am going to run my walk in a different way. I am going to give, every day for the next 50 days (starting 8/25), $10 to the cause. I hope that along the way I inspire a few folks to join me, hopefully at least one per day. If that can happen, then we will have raised another $1000 for Lupus Research! $1000 may not seem like a lofty goal, but $1000 added to the many many thousands raised by thousands of other walkers across the country, results in MILLIONS of dollars raised to help fight this awful disease.
However you've landed on my page today, I thank you for being here, and if you feel so led, I'd be honored to accept your donation to the cause as well!
Here's why I'm doing this:
I live with a Warrior.
Shannon is one of the strongest people I know, though daily her body tells her that she's weak. She's one of the smartest people I know, though at times she has difficulty retaining a clear mind. She is one of the most kind-hearted souls I know, though she is stricken with pains that create severe irritability. She is one of the most dedicated and persistent people I know... though sometimes I know she'd like to just give up.
She does not. She is a Warrior.
She has never been particularly forthcoming with the challenges she faces, nor with asking others to help. Warriors are funny that way. Now, though, she has become laser-focused on telling a story to the world that is often overlooked. She wants to spread awareness of Lupus, what it does - what the experience of fighting this Wolf is truly like. She wants people to see the images, to hear the stories, and to help us rid the world of this awful disease.
It all starts now.
On October 16, we will be Walking Virtually to help raise awareness. But the march has already begun. We are gathering donations for the cause, to put towards research to ending the disease, to better identifying it (often takes years) and also to better treating those affected until there is a cure. This page will remain open for donations until 10.16.21 , and I will be posting links to it multiple times on social media, through email, etc. I hope that you will not only give, but share this and encourage others to give.
This Army needs more Warriors, and I'm asking you to be one.
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!