My beautiful 17 year old granddaughter Payton Rae was diagnosed with Lupus in January 2019. Until this time, our family basically had no idea what Lupus was or the damage that it can do, to say nothing of the lifetime of medicine that comes with it. Throughout this time Payton has had good days and bad days but everytime she has been spoken to she starts her sentences with her beautiful smile! Nothing is taking that away from her. She is a true warrior, therefore I am walking with her in October to raise awareness and funds to help find a cure for Lupus. If you could spare any amount, nothing is too small (or to big) it would be truly appreciated so that someday Payton will hear those beautiful words, "Payton your Lupus is cured!" Thank you in advance!
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!