I’m Riding to End Lupus. Join Me?
As some of you may know my mother suffered from Lupus. She was diagnosed when I was 19. For several years before hand we didnt know what was wrong with her and she would have bouts of non sensical health issues, severe joint pain, extreme fatigue, and often times both. Doctors diagnosed her with everything from iron deficiency to kidney disease. Right before she was diagnosed her doctor had scheduled her for a splenectomy. She spent the next 20+ years getting treatments that consisted of blood transfusions that eventually cost her her life last year. I am riding in her memory.
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 I’m taking action in the fight against lupus. Join me as I participate in the Lupus Foundation of America, Heartland Chapter's - Lupus WolfRide in Eureka, MO to raise critical funds for the estimated 1.5 million people living with lupus in the United States.
Will you make a donation to help me reach my personal fundraising goal and support the Foundation's efforts to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus? A generous contribution of $25 or $55 can make a definite impact. What’s more, if your employer offers a Matching Gift Program to employees, you may be able to double your contribution with just a little bit of paperwork. Trust me, it’s worth the effort! 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. Thank you for your generosity!