One step at a time; together we walked. On Saturday, November 10th, I walked and lead the "Lupus Awareness is Fun!" team. The Los Angeles "Walk with Us to Cure Lupus" surpassed goals and raised more than $140,000 for the Alliance for Lupus Research. Without the sponsors and the Board of Directors, I wouldn't be able to tell you that 100% of every dollar raised is directly funding lupus research--but this is the ALR we are talking about so I can! That's right, 100% of every dollar raised is supporting lupus research.
One year at a time, until there is a cure for lupus, I will lead a team and support the "Walk with Us to Cure Lupus" event. This year for the first time my mom and brother joined "Lupus Awareness is Fun!" and I am grateful to them and all the members of my team. I appreciate my husband Steve and my friend Scott who have been here before and year after year come back to support me and as Scott says for the Walgreen's water. Thank youtoo to Al and Diane, who joined my team and supported me and my mom by walking and generously supporting Alliance for Lupus Research.
The "Lupus Awareness is Fun!" team is more than those who walked but those who gave as well. I know that there are many causes and charities seeking your support and I am truly grateful that you chose to support mine, the ALR. With your help we are closer to a cure. Thank you to Steve's co-workers at GSN, as well as Aaron Paquette, Mickey Langdon, Ingrid Birmingham, Grandma Idella, Heather Grace, Wendy Abrams, Beth Herzhaft and the other friends who donated to our team.
Sharing is caring. It isn't too late; you can still support me and the team "Lupus Awareness is Fun!" http://walk.lupusresearch.org/site/TR/WalkwithUs/Walk2010JasperRedesign?px=1925494&pg=personal&fr_id=2990
Enjoy more photos of the event and my team... https://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.4418558774893.174106.1016580826&type=1
(Better late than never - my Day 10 post for WEGO Health's National Health Blog Post Month!)