I’m Walking to End Lupus. Join 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 I’m taking action in the fight against lupus. Join me as I participate in Lupus Foundation of America’s Walk to End Lupus Now™ in Orlando on May 20, 2017 to raise critical funds for the estimated 1.5 million people living with lupus in the United States.
I have lived with Systemic Lupus for over 5 years now. I take medication twice a day, have quarterly doctor visits and blood work to make sure that my Lupus remains under control and my organs continue to remain unaffected. My mother also had Lupus but hers had progressed to Lupus Nephritis which affected her kidneys because it was diagnosed too late.
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 $5 or $25 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.
I have lived with Systemic Lupus for over 5 years now. I take medication twice daily; have quarterly doctor appointments and blood work to make sure that my Lupus is under control and my organs continue to remain unaffected. I also have to have special eye exams called visual field exams every 6 months due to possible side effects of the medication (the only drug approved to treat Lupus). My mother also had Lupus but by the time she was diagnosed it had progressed to the point that it affected her kidneys. She had Lupus Nephritis.
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!