I am joining thousands of people across the country for the Walk to End Lupus Now®. I hope that you will join me either by lacing up your sneakers or by donating to my fundraising page.
You can make a difference by donating 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.
Lupus is hard to diagnose, but the Lupus Foundation of America is working to make life easier and more comfortable for the estimated 1.5 million people living with lupus in the United States. Together, we can solve the cruel mystery of lupus. Thank you for your generosity!
Part of My Story
What would you do if you grew on on lakes and rivers and it started making you sick?
Well that’s what started happening to me in 1995. I would go work with my dad on the local lakes and rivers brail fishing. My parents and I started wondering why I would shower, eat, and fall asleep till next morning and repeat everyday, then my joints started bothering me. Got my diagnosis right before my high school graduation in May 1998. Plans for Navy crushed. After continuous research, trail and errors, I figured out my triggers. Other than occasional flare ups, I am on limited amount of meds. I went to local community college and started work in TV. Met husband training to wrestle. Married. After 25+ years of living with lupus, I finally have a 3 year old.