2023 Walk to End Lupus Now, Chicago

My Krew!
My Krew!

Kellsie's Krew

Welcome to Kellsie's Krew! 

I dream of the day I am told by my provider, "There is a cure for lupus". Unfortunately, that day is not here yet and there is still a lot of work to be done until myself and all others dealing with Lupus can hear those magical words. My extraordinary Krew is ready to put in the work to do so. 

Last year my Krew AMAZED me and raised over $4,000 for my team in the Lupus Foundation of America's Walk to End Lupus Now®!!! These generous funds and support brought the Lupus community closer to hearing that life changing sentence. My support system has never failed me, even before my diagnosis, but last year they turned that support into monetary support that helped raise the critical funds necessary to find a cure for the estimated 1.5 million people living with lupus in the United States. Kellsie’s Krew took action in the fight against Lupus and are back again to continue this fight. I hope I can add even more members to Kellsie’s Krew as I participate in the Lupus Foundation of America's Walk to End Lupus Now® on September 23.

This walk not only draws awareness to this incurable disease, but it allows connections to be made amongst those that live with it and those who love someone with it. The Walk to End Lupus Now provides people affected by lupus and their families the opportunity to come together for one unified purpose: ending Lupus. 

Help me be a part of this quest for a cure. Help me give everyone battling this disease and everyone who loves someone with this disease a support system that is as unwavering, encouraging, and kick ass as mine.  

Ways you can help me on this quest for a cure is by: signing up through this link to join my team “Kellsie’s Krew” on our walk for a cure on September 23, or by donating to my team (or both) to help provide funds for The Lupus Foundation of America to: 

  • Lead special research initiatives and fund innovative studies 

  • Advocate for increased public and private investment in lupus research to advance the science and medicine of Lupus 

  • Translate research findings into useful programs, information, and tools for people with Lupus 

  • Conduct outreach efforts to increase public understanding of Lupus 

  • Provide caring support to people with Lupus, their families and their caregivers, and help guide them through the complexities of living with Lupus 

Any bit of support helps my team and I aid in moving one "step" closer to a cure for Lupus! 

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.  

  • Lupus is hard to diagnose, but the Lupus Foundation of America is working to make life easier and more comfortable for the estimated 1.5 million people living with lupus in the United States.  

Together, we can solve the cruel mystery of lupus. Now let’s get those walking shoes on and help my Krew find a cure for Lupus!  

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