How do you celebrate a milestone birthday in quarantine? I had planned to celebrate my 40th birthday in Accra, Ghana, but Rona had another idea... which humbled me.
In honor of my 40th birthday, I am raising awareness and funds for the the Lupus Foundation (NY) in honor of my sister who passed away at 39 and did not reach her 40th birthday. So this is a celebration of life for real!
I will end this campaign on Sunday, June 14th with a virtual walk. I encourage you to join me, where ever you are. Wear purple, and WALK FOR LUPUS!
Please, share your photos and videos with me. I would love to see how each of you takes part in this journey with me.
Lupus Facts... 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!