On October 14th, 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 and walking with me in Boston Common or by donating to my fundraising page.
I was diagnosed with Lupus in 2015 while still in high school. I am walking for myself and for those who are having a hard time being diagnosed. I may have been lucky in getting a diagnosis quick, but for many that is not the case. Lupus does not appear the same way in each person, making it difficult to diagnose. It can also be a hard disease to manage, with different organs becoming involved. For me, my joints, kidneys, and heart are involved. This year I am walking for all warriors who are actively fighting lupus.
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 $50 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!