I'm Walking to End Lupus. Join Me?
As some of you already know, in 2004, my 17 year-old sister Nikki Hinton passed away due to complications from lupus. As a result, this cause is unfortunately deeply personal to my family and I. Watching a loved one suffer from this disease is something I hope one day no one will have to go through, let alone fight the disease themselves.
The current COVID-19 pandemic puts patients with lupus at a high level of risk to severe illness due to their compromised immune systems. As of today, there is still no cure for lupus. 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.
Thank you for your generosity!