April 9, 2016 was a significant day for me. On this day I was 37 years old and 3 months, the same as my mother Sharon when she passed away. She passed away at the age of 37 and three months. I have outlived my mother. I lost her to lupus, and I am walking and raising money for awareness and research so children don't lose their parent or loved one.
June 14, 1988 is forever etched in my mind. I can't shake it, I can't get away from it, but what I can do is channel the engergy I have. I'm walking for my mother, I'm walking for my family, I'm walking for friends, and I'm walking for all lupus warriors out there.
We can help improve the quality of life for our warriors, one dollar at a time! I need your help to help others.
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 Chicago 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!