It came as a shock to me and my family when my little brother was diagnosed with lupus last year. It has been a challenging journey for him, but he has shown incredible strength and resilience in the face of this disease. We're incredibly proud of him.
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.
I would be honored if you could support Team Armaan through a donation. If you donate $200 or more, you will be an honorary member of our team and will receive a team t-shirt! Regardless of the amount, I truly appreciate any support you can offer, and I'll make sure to acknowledge your generosity.
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.
In children, lupus most commonly affects the skin, joints, and major internal organs - like the kidneys, liver, brain, heart, and lungs. Lupus tends to be more aggressive and severe in children than in adults. People diagnosed in childhood also are more likely to have higher rates of organ damage than people diagnosed as adults..
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. I think my brother was one of the lucky ones who was diagnosed within 90 days from the first onset of symptoms. Together, we can solve the cruel mystery of lupus. Thank you for your generosity!