Welcome to My Personal Page
I've been a Lupus Warrior for 25 years! Most people that meet me never would know I have Lupus or will ever understand my life's struggle. The struggle of being in pain or feeling sick on the inside while looking perfectly fine on the outside. Worrying if my disease will progress or when I'll go into a flare and be so fatigued that I can't get out of bed for days has been my entire life. Thankfully, I've had a suppotive family to help me through my disease and now I need further support to help me in my cause to raise awareness and support for the Lupus Research Alliance.
I wil be participating in the Lupus Research Alliance Northern Michigan-Frankfort "Walk with Us to Cure Lupus "on Saturday, June 9th! 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.
Lupus is a painful autoimmune disease that affects millions worldwide. It is a disease where the immune system becomes overactive and the body begins to attack itself. Lupus can attack every organ in the body causing fatigue, rashes, kidney failure, heart disease, bleeding disorders, miscarriages or even 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’d love to have you walk beside me, but if you’re unable to attend the walk, you can still have an impact by helping me reach my 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.
Your support will bring hope to the millions of people worldwide who are suffering from lupus.
My Walker ID Number is MIF-650002
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