2023 Walk to End Lupus Now, Los Angeles

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated


Welcome to the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated ® Walk to End Lupus Now® Team Page. 

Our team is walking and fundraising to support the fight to end Lupus. Join our team to help raise money for research, increase awareness, and rally support for 1.5 million Americans living with lupus. People of all races and ethnic groups can develop lupus, however, women develop lupus much more often than men (9 of every 10 people with lupus are women). Lupus is 3 times more common in African American women than in Caucasian women. As many as 1 in 250 African American women will develop lupus. Lupus is more common, occurs at a younger age, and is more severe in African Americans. It is not known why lupus is more common in African Americans. Some scientists think that it is related to genes, but we know that hormones and environmental factors play a role in who develops lupus. By joining our team, you are making a positive impact on the lives of women with Lupus. Your tax-deductible donation helps support research in this area. We look forward to walking with you on September 24. Thank you for your support!

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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