Alison's Walk Page
I’m so excited to be participating in the Lupus Research Alliance New York City Walk with Us to Cure Lupus on October 13th! This will be Super Funfetti's 6th year participating in the walk and we hope that you can join us and/or donate in supporting this worthy cause.
As you probably know, I have lupus. I was diagnosed when I was 16 and because of it, spent many years in and out of hospitals, afflicted by anemia, heart failure, lymphodemia, shortness of breath, joint pains... you name it, I had it. I became the walking definition of the havoc that Lupus could cause. In 2014, Lupus attacked my kidneys and I could no longer maintain any sense of normalcy. I left my job, one I truly enjoyed, to start dialysis. It was the hardest decision I ever had to make. I felt like I was letting Lupus win, admitting my health was now my full time job. Going to doctors, getting treatments, and resting became my new normal. Luckily, after a kidney transplant in June 2016 and chemo (for the subsequent lymphoma) that fall, I am back to living a relatively normal and healthy life with Lupus. I still have to go to doctors on a very regular basis and am not currently working full time, but I've survived the hard part. I'm enjoying and cherishing life, traveling, volunteering, socializing and consulting part-time. It's only up from here.
For the past 12+ years, I've been actively involved with the Lupus Research Alliance. Each year, the organization coordinates this powerful fundraising program where friends, family and colleagues come together in cities across the country for a 5K walkathon to raise awareness and funds for lupus research.
I’m proud to be an active part of this amazing movement to find a cure and hope that you will join us in supporting the movement by walking beside us (register under Super Funfetti) or by donating to help us reach our fundraising goal. Simply click Donate Now or “Make a Gift!” below to make a charitable contribution to my fundraising page.
Whatever you give will go a long way! Since the Lupus Research Alliance Board of Directors covers all fundraising and administrative costs, 100% of your gift will be used to support the most innovative and promising lupus research programs.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
My Walker ID Number is NYC-660105
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