Welcome to my new fundraising team, Spiro's Heroes (formerly known as Team Rab).
As some of you may know, I experienced a huge lupus flare towards the end of 2022. And just my luck, it started while David and I were on our honeymoon in Portugal. I powered through and made the most of our incredible trip, but it was swiftly followed by 5.5 months of steroids and trying out a new drug regimen as soon as we returned home.
With each hurdle lupus throws my way, I'm reminded why our fundraising efforts–and spreading awareness–are so vital.
Thanks to the LFA and other key lupus advocacy and research organizations, we now have better insights and better answers for treating lupus than ever before. And yet, we (my fellow lupus warriors and I) still suffer. And we still have no cure.
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 take action in the fight against lupus, year after year. Join me as I participate in the Lupus Foundation of America's Walk to End Lupus Now® to raise critical funds for the ~1.5 million of us living with lupus in the US.
Join me. Join us. Join this life-changing cause. You’ll be supporting the LFA's efforts to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus.
Any donation you're able to give, large or small, means the world to me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
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.