I’m Walking to End Lupus. Join Me?
A little over 4 years ago I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus. For several years, I struggled with fatigue, headaches, debilitating vertigo, joint pain, and countless other symptoms. Doctors couldn't figure out what was wrong with me, as Lupus is a mysterious disease and very difficult to diagnose. After several doctor switches, raising my concerns that something just wasn't right, and the perfect alignment of all the common markers of the disease I had an official diagnosis. Now, after working several years with the best doctor and proper medicating, I'm on my way towards "remission."
Unfortunately, Lupus is a disease that is lifelong and currently has no cure but imagine a day when doctors can say, there is one! Until that day though, there is work to be done. That’s why I’m taking action in the fight against Lupus in the hopes that many people like me will have a less difficult journey towards diagnosis as well as raise much-needed awareness for this disease.
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!