2024 Walk to End Lupus Now, St. Louis

Lupus Elimination Team

Welcome to our fundraising team page.

This year, I am so thrilled to walk with Ru.  She and I are both Lupus warriors.  She was diagnosed 22 years ago.  She had an explosive lupus attack during her pregnancy.  She had attacks on all her organs and blood vessels except her brain and liver.  Her kidneys were completely destroyed.  Her ANA level was so high that they had to filter them out of her system.  Her doctors told her family that she was dying and her family was getting ready for her funeral.  However, her condition took a turn miraculously, and with a kidney transplant she survived for 22 years!   She used to be a medical resident in infectious disease.  She said back then she always thought she was supposed to treat and save patients and never thought she would become such a critical patient herself lying in ICU bed. With triple immunosuppressants she had to take a detour in her life.   After many years, she now works as a church secretary.  She is an amazing sister who is thankful for her new life.  I love her dearly and she is a great encouragement to me.  

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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