I Am Walking to End Lupus. Join Me?
For the past several years, I've delt with mystery symptoms and illnesses including severe joint pain, rashes, fatigue, brain fog, feverishness, and far more. In July 2018, I was officially diagnosed with Lupus. At that point, my symptoms were at their worst, leaving me debilitated, and unable to do even the simplest of tasks. While majority of my symptoms are currently managed (thanks to my amazing doctors), Lupus is a lifelong autoimmune disease, with no known cure.
That’s why I’m taking action in the fight against lupus. Join me as I 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.
Will you please 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!
If you're interested in walking with me - you can register here: https://support.lupus.org/site/TR?fr_id=1452&pg=entry
2019 Walk to End Lupus Now New York City
Event Date & Time:
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Check-in: 8:30 a.m.
Ceremony: 9:30 a.m.
Walk: 10:00 a.m.
Route Length: 3.1 miles
Seaport District NYC Pier 17| 89 South Street
New York, NY 10038