2021 Virtual Walk to End Lupus Now

Laura's Lupus Warriors


On October 16, 2021 I am joining thousands of people across the country for the virtual Walk to End Lupus Now®.  For the second year in a row the walk will be held coast to coast! I hope that you will join me either by lacing up your sneakers, donating to our team, or even becoming a team member!

Imagine a day when doctors can 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!


LAURA'S LUPUS STORY

In February of 2021, I was diagnosed with Lupus. I haven't felt well for a very long time, yet doctors could not seem to find anything wrong with me. It took over 10 years of testing to finally get a diagnosis (honestly, probably more like 15 years), which is very common for people living with Lupus. 

Lupus is an auto-immune disease caused when the immune system attacks its own tissues. As a director, producer, photographer, casting director and philanthropist splitting my time between NYC & L.A., my life tends to be a little...busy! Lupus can be extremely debilitating and flare up at any moment with a variety of symptoms. Despite my illness, I have achieved so many dreams that I never thought were possible - so I will not let this get in my way!

Invisible illnesses are more common than you’d think, so never judge someone by how they appear on the outside. Thank you to my incredible support system for being there throughout this journey. I want to do whatever I can to help others struggling with Lupus, and hopefully together we can someday find a cure.

Now let's do my absolute favorite thing, WALK!


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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