Hi there! My name is Michelle Ma. I’m a team member of the team “Loopy Lupus” held by the team captain, Jessie Ma, my sister. One day, coming home from school, I was making some food until I heard my sister announce that she was diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). I was in a huge shock. I really didn’t want for this to happen to her. Once I heard she made a team for “Walk to End Lupus 2019,” my instant reaction was to join her team and try to gather as many people as possible to support and maybe even donate to this cause. I was surprised to the amount of support I got and I was so glad that my family, friends, and everyone else I knew wanted to help. If you could donate, even just $1, that would mean so, so much to me.
Thank you so much!
- Michelle Ma
I’m Walking to End Lupus. Join Me?
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 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 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!