2020 Walk to End Lupus Now, DC

Patty Power!

Welcome to the Patty Power! fundraising team page!

Last October, my mom, Patty Hanning, died from complications with lupus. I miss her terribly. This year, on October 10, people all around the country will take part in a virtual walk, walking in their own towns and neighborhoods - distanced and separate - but united in their goal to raise money to cure lupus. This year, the McElroy Family will walk with them to remember my mom, Tyler's mother-in-law, and Miriam and Theo's "nina." This year, as we will walk, we will share stories of her fierce love for our family, her humor, her spirit, and her bravery. And maybe next year or the year after that or the year after that, doctors will say, "There is a cure for lupus."

Until that day though, there is work to be done. That's why we are taking action in the fight against lupus. Join us as we participate in the 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 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, support our efforts, and help us honor Patty Power! 


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