2019 Walk to End Lupus Now, Connecticut - Norwalk

Walk for David

Welcome to our fundraising team page.

For those of you that dont know, my dad was diagnosed with Lupus Nephritis summer of 2017. That was one of the hardest years of mine and my families lives. Lupus Nephritis is lupus that attacks your kidneys. Because of this he has stage 2 kidney disease and was in the hospital septic multiple times. Right now he is in remission but is something he will have to battle his entire life. It stops him from doing every day things he loves and used to do. Every day I spend with him I am grateful. 

 

I am bringing awareness to people suffering with Lupus and how it effects their families. When my dad was diagnosed nobody knew what Lupus was. At least around here in Vermont. My goal is  to bring more awareness to this awful disease so people can recognize the symptoms and be diagnosed early unlike my dad. If we can bring more awareness to the general population I am hoping many people will live longer and healthier lives. Lupus is a disease that takes years to fully diagnose and I want to change that.

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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. 
  • Only one drug has ever been developed and approved by the US Food and Drug Administration specifically to treat the disease.

Together, we can solve the cruel mystery of lupus. Join our team today and support our efforts! 

 

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