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I’m happy to be a part of the Lupus Research Alliance New York City Walk with Us to Cure Lupus on October 13th! Each year, the Lupus Research Alliance 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. This year, since I will be out of town when the walk occurs, I have signed on as a "virtual" walker, which means I don't have to walk but can still ask you to contribute to my cause! If you think this is cheating, you may send in an exercise request of me (within reason!) and I will do my best to comply :)
Lupus is a painful autoimmune disease that affects millions worldwide. This disease is more common than leukemia, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and cystic fibrosis. Lupus can cause a plethora of ailments including kidney failure, central nervous system complications, blood clots, miscarriages, lung failure, heart disease, high blood pressure, vascular problems, and even premature death. Unfortunately, lupus presents many complexities and barriers that have prevented scientists from finding a cure. Because no two cases are the same and its symptoms mimic those of other diseases, the exact cause of lupus is unknown and it is very difficult to diagnose.
But, there is hope. As the largest private sector organization dedicated to advancing lupus research, the Lupus Research Alliance leads the quest to free the world of this autoimmune disease through the power of scientific research. The Lupus Research Alliance has committed $200 million to research, making it the largest private funder of lupus research in the world.
I am both a lupus patient and a volunteer LupusLine Peer Counselor, which means I speak with lupus patients from all over North America. I am inspired by their courage and want to help find a cure through the Lupus Research Alliance Walk with Us program. Will you join me and the thousands of others nationwide who are supporting this movement?
If each of you donates, $10, $15 or whatever you feel you can manage, I will meet and exceed my goal. 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.
Thank you! You support will bring hope to the millions of people worldwide who are suffering from lupus.
My Walker ID Number is NYC-669139
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