This year, I am participating in the 2010 Walk for Lupus Now as the captain for Team Metamorphosis. I am reaching out to the GovLoop family to ask for your support if you are able. Any amount, large or small, will greatly benefit the Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Washington chapter. How can you help? You can sign up to walk for my team or give a donation at http://bitly.com/krslupus. To date, we have raised $680 and have four walkers.
Thanks for your support. Full details about
the walk and Lupus follow.
Katina Rae Stapleton
The 4th Annual Walk for Lupus Now 2010, will take place April 17, 2010 at 1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW. The funds raised will allow the Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Washington Chapter to fund lupus research and education. These services are provided to the over 75,000 people living with Lupus in DC, Virginia, and Maryland free of charge and are invaluable to those who attend. Lupus is a lonely disease because so much is unknown and there are so few resources for those affected.
• Over 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with Lupus with approximately 16,000 new patients diagnosed across the United States each year.
• There are over 35,000 lupus patients in the Greater Washington area alone.
• No one knows what causes Lupus
• There is no cure for Lupus
• Lupus is a chronic, potentially life threatening autoimmune disease that can cause damage to virtually any organ in the body, especially the skin, joints, blood, and kidneys.
• Lupus strikes mostly women of childbearing age (15-44). However, men, children and teenagers develop lupus, too.
• Women of color are 2-3 times more likely to develop lupus.
• People of all races and ethnic groups can develop lupus.
• Together we can make a difference.
• For more info: http://www.lupus.org/newsite/pages/Walk-for-Lupus-Now.htm
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