Hello Fellow KARIE KIDS!! 


Well, we are at it again this year! As most of you probably know, this year has been a rough one for my family and I. My mother (aka Karie Kid) had many health complications that landed her in the hospital for about 5 months. Not to mention other family members experienced crisis, surgeries, and loss. And most recently, I, myself, have been experiencing some health concerns related to my autoimmune conditions - including LUPUS. I will be honest and say that I considered not participating in the Annual Lupus Loop this year due to the energy and time I lack these days; however, thanks to the wonderful LFA Tri-State Chapter, they've helped me to set up a Virtual Fundraising Page, so that our wonderful team could still participate this year! Lately, the way I feel varies from day to day, so I cannot commit to actually doing the walk this year. This leaves me feeling very disappointed. However, I KNOW that our TEAM can still reach and maybe exceed our goals like we do EVERY YEAR!! 


So this is how you can help! If you would like to participate in the Loop this year, register as you normally would on this page. I will still receive everyone's T-shirts to distribute at the site or I will deliver them to you! I plan to be present on the day of the Loop, which is on Sunday 10/29 at 9:00am. I will be there to cheer you all on, or you can hang out with me and cheer on the walkers and runners! 


  • Best part is - we still plan to have our traditional Post-Loop BRUNCH! (Restaurant TBD - but open to suggestions!)


If you cannot make it that day, but would still like to contribute, make a donation to our team: KARIE KIDS


Read below to see how your donations and contributions can make a difference. Just seeing your faces and feeling your love and support every day makes a difference for my mom, myself, and the rest of our family. After all, like I always say, it is upon your love and support that we build our strength!


Let's continue to be the Lupus Loop ROCKSTARS!! #KARIEKIDS #LUPUSLOOP


Love Now and Always,


Colleen (aka Beenie)



Join with us and discover the power you have to help end lupus!  Our team is coming together and taking part in the 26th Annual Lupus Loop 5K Run and 2.5 Mile Walk to End Lupus Now® on October 29th in Philadelphia.  

The money we 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 our fundraising efforts for the 26th Annual Lupus Loop! All donations are 100% tax deductible. Please click on "Support Us!" to make an online donation. Thank you!


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