2023 Walk to End Lupus Now, Arizona

Butterfly Warriors






Welcome to our Butterfly Warriors team page!

We are walking for someone we love very much.

A wife, mother and friend. Nyobie Gordon-Ricks

Why We Walk...


I wish my mom didn't have lupus so we could do all the fun things we used to do.

I walk because my mom has lupus and that makes me sad because she can't do the stuff that she used to do with us anymore. Like go bowling, and to the park to play on the swings.


I walk for my mom because she's in so much pain and it makes me feel bad. She can't do things with us like play video games or play outside because her body gets tried and starts to hurt.


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


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!

Together, we can solve the cruel mystery of lupus and find a cure!

Thank you for your generosity,

Kevin, Ryan & Kailyn






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