2020 Walk to End Lupus Now NYC

The Lemonade Makers


The pandemic and call for social justice, has reminded me we have all been summoned to be LemonadeMakers. I didn’t get here by myself. It’s because of supporters like you; investing in my wellbeing, while keeping lupus a priority and fighting Covid. Lupus patients were already immune-compromised, and at great risk not only for not only this virus but many other infections. After years of living with this very cruel and unrelenting disease, I personally know many of the issues patients are facing regarding being at risk, hydroxychloroquine, access to care, changes in their psychosocial health, isolation, etc.

We as a lupus community have strengthened our resolve, particularly since this disease disproportionately affects women of color. In this September’s Women’s Health Magazine, I shared my own personal story of my road to diagnosis as a black woman. I recently celebrated my 10year milestone of living with lupus, many doctors said it wasn't likely provided the uncertainty of my diagnosis. God declared otherwise! Over the past few years, I've been driven to thrive, and empower others on their journey. (I’ve actually been featured on the LFA homepage, feel free to read more about my story: www.lupus.org) Even during the pandemic, I’ve been fortunate to partner on initiatives that elevate the patient cause and help shine a light in the darkness.

I realize many of us have been challenged and impacted by the pandemic and call for social justice. This year, our fight looks a bit different, but we can reach an even larger audience…with you. Lend your voice by taking part in on 10.10.20 for a unique experience and help us keep us serving and protecting people with lupus. We’re taking Walk to End Lupus Now virtual this year. Will you help me?
Please join me and my team The Lemonade Makers, as we take part in our Walk to End Lupus Now®. You can help us continue to ensure that millions of families impacted by lupus have the support and resources they need. Because we’re virtual, you can even join one the top walk teams..how cool is that!? No donation is too small! I can’t say thank you for planting so many seeds over the years, God has not forgotten.

Will you join our team and help us reach our fundraising goal? You’ll be supporting the Foundation's efforts to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus. You can also support by making a secure contribution on our walk page. 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. Please join our virtual team today and help support our efforts! 


Amidst all of our current day challenges, there is an urgency for LUPUS research and awareness. Hydroxychloroquine has not left the headlines. Kindly support me and many other warriors in the “Virtual 2020 Walk to End Lupus Now”: (Join my team or donate )


Read my story at www.lupus.org

Monique C Gore-Massy
LFA National Lupus Advocate of the Year ‘18
"The LemonadeMaker"
Global Patient Advocate/ National Lupus Ambassador
Motivational Speaker
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