On Saturday, May 20th, I will be a virtual participant in the New Jersey Walk with Us to Cure Lupus. I am once again participating in memory of Ali and in honor of everyone working so hard to find a cure (hopefully in my lifetime). Please join me in the quest to find a cure for lupus by making a pledge on my behalf, or registering to walk.
Lupus is a devastating autoimmune disease that affects an estimated 1.5 million Americans, making the disease more common than leukemia, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and cystic fibrosis. The exact cause of lupus is unknown and there is no known cure. While I am only one of the 1.5 million Americans who deal with lupus every day, I am sure I speak for everyone of us when I say we would like to find a cure.
I choose to walk with Lupus Research Alliance because of its commitment to prevent, treat and cure lupus. Since 1999 (coincidentally the year lupus took Ali from us) the Lupus Research Alliance has committed over $172-million to lupus research, making it the largest private funder of lupus research in the world.
You can make a donation to my personal fundraising page by clicking on Donate Now or "Make a Gift!" Every gift counts and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for contributing whatever you can.
100% of your donation will go to support lupus research programs, because the Lupus Research Alliance Board of Directors funds all fundraising and administrative costs.