2020 Walk to End Lupus Now, San Francisco

Michael Nov. 28, 1980-Jan. 20, 2016
Michael Nov. 28, 1980-Jan. 20, 2016

Kenshin (In Michael's memory)

Welcome to our fundraising team page.

I am walking in memory of my brother, Michael Pimentel. I watched helplessly as lupus turned my big strong brother into a physically frail person and eventually took his life horribly and painfully. No doctor was able to do anything of real substance to save him or even really help him. The medications that were available seemed to do much more harm than good, especially at the levels they were prescribed to him at.

Please, join me as I participate in the Lupus Foundation of America's Walk to End Lupus Now! in San Francisco to raise critical funds for the estimated 1.5 million people living with lupus in the United States.

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. Join our team today and support our efforts! 


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