Join me and discover the power you have to help end lupus! I’m taking part in the 27th Annual Lupus Loop 5K Run and 2.5 Mile Walk to End Lupus Now® on October 28th in Philadelphia.
We lost my mother, Sandi, to this terrible disease after a harrowing 6-year fight Her absence continues to impact our lives, but more, the legacy of her beautiful life, strength and positivity have continued to inspire my life as human being, a mother, an educator and activist. My mother was the first woman I saw run. I cheered her at every race, even when she was the sickest and did so against the wishes of her doctors. This year, I run in her honor and to support my friend, Regina, who is living with this disease daily and all of those who continue to fight. JOIN ME!
The money I raise helps sustain the support programs and services of the Lupus Foundation of America, Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter that help the more than 48,000 individuals living with the challenges of lupus in the Tri-State area.
You can make a difference in the continued effort to find the causes of and cure for lupus through locally funded research and advocacy efforts.
Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body, skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body. This disease can cause inflammation and tissue damage to virtually any organ system. Lupus is a disease of flares and remission – making life with lupus very unpredictable. It strikes mostly women of childbearing age; although women of all ages, as well as men and children, develop lupus. It is a life-threatening, life-diminishing disease.
Please support me in my fundraising efforts for the 27th Annual Lupus Loop! All donations are 100% tax deductible. Please click on "Support Me!" to make an online donation. Thank you!