4/30/2015 Update – I need to raise $8,000 by May 2nd to reach my goal to raise money for a cure for Lupus. A little goes a long way. Help me by donating a little and sharing my blog post. I believe in the power of many giving a little. Read and you will see that I am not only asking you to give, I have given as well. No amount is too small. In such discouraging times, I represent that there are many that care about our community beyond our personal benefit. Help me by donating. Give a little and it will go along way.
Dear Foot Soldiers,
I will be walking in the Atlanta Walk to End Lupus Now on Saturday, May 2, 2015. I want to raise funds to help change lives. Will you join me in the fight to end lupus?
You can help my team Social Butterflies and me raise awareness and funds by making a donation on my official fundraising page for the Lupus Foundation of America, Georgia Chapter.
My personal goal is to raise $10,000 in memory of all my Lupus friends who have succumbed to the disease. I am personally committed to donating at least $1,000; however, my 10% does not cover the majority of the funds. I believe the many giving a little is MORE important than the few giving a large amount. No donation is too small and I believe that many of you would like to help a great cause. It would be an honor to have you donate via my official fundraising page for the Lupus Foundation of America, Georgia Chapter by May 2, 2015.
Every step and every donation help our efforts to solve the cruel mystery of lupus. Ninety percent of every dollar donated stays in Georgia to ensure the Chapter continues to provide and expand the only free statewide lupus programs and resources, including our support group network and nine statewide symposiums reaching seven new communities and patients in 2015. The Chapter also supports the national LFA research efforts funding and advocating for investment in lupus.
Lupus has touched my family and me because I have Lupus. Several years ago my Lupus flared so bad that it disrupted my household. My family almost lost our house and my children did not have a mother that could be there for them. My illness has caused other chronic illnesses including fibromyalgia, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes as a result of constant steroid use. I am fortunate that while illness is not in remission, I am able to work. I am also fortunate to have a strong support system, but many are not so lucky. That’s why I am committed to raise awareness and money to help an organization that helps so many.
No one and no organ is safe. Ten years ago, no one spoke of lupus. There was little awareness and understanding of the signs and symptoms and very little investment in research. Lupus is an unpredictable and potentially fatal autoimmune disease that affects 55,000 Georgians, mostly women aged 18-45, but also men, children and women of all ages. But we have hope for a brighter future.
Please visit my personal webpage and consider donating to my efforts. Your donation is tax deductible and you will receive an emailed tax receipt when using a credit card on the secured website. You can also send a check payable to the Lupus Foundation of America, Georgia Chapter with the form available on my page or at LupusGa.org.
The cruel mystery does not daunt us. We work tirelessly to improve the lives of all people affected by lupus. Thank you for joining me in the fight to end lupus!
Inspirational Blogger and Lupus Patient