Hi, I'm Anita, AKA Anitadoodles!
I am an architect, illustrator, weightlifter, and now a Lupus Warrior. I was diagnosed with Lupus SLE in 2018 among some other various autoimmune diseases. Having a mysterious disease was the hardest part of the diagnosis, but I have found the support and resources from LFA to be amazing. I am a relatively private person, especially since my diagnosis, but one of the most empowering things I have done was participate in the Walk to End Lupus Now in 2021. Though it was a virtual walk, I was empowered to finally share my story with my larger network of friends and family. I was so surprised at the outpouring of support I received, and the opportunities I was given to educate them on a disease some had not ever even heard of before.
This year, I am joining thousands of people across the country for the Walk to End Lupus Now®. I hope that you will join me either by lacing up your sneakers or by donating to my fundraising page.
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!