2022 Walk to End Lupus Now, Los Angeles

Tina Twist

In November 2021, I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). December 2021, confirmed Lupus Nephritis. Since then, I have been relearning myself, my body, and my needs. Most people hear autoimmune disease and chronic illness and automatically think the worst --well, that's not my take. While I know this journey ahead won't always be easy, I'm committed to taking all of the bumps in the road --or, Tina Twists-- in stride.

With a passion for public health, health education and promotion, and patient advocacy, one could call it divine intervention that I can merge my passions and my lifestyle.

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. 

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!

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. 

Together, we can solve the cruel mystery of lupus. Join our team today and support our efforts! 

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