"Lupus Awareness is fun" and "I love it when my passion collide" two quotes that I can't say often enough. Well on May 12, 2012, I had a wonderful day and my passions collided on the field at MetLife Stadium. The Alliance for Lupus Research New Jersey "Walk with Us to Cure Lupus" took place at the home field of the New York Jets (okay, the New York Giants play football there too.) I was smiling all day... okay if you have been reading my posts about my adventures with Tiffany (@TiffanyAndLupus on Twitter) then you know I had been smiling long before I woke up on the morning of May 12th. The reason i traveled 3,000 miles was to walk with the Alliance for Lupus Research in New Jersey at MetLife!
with Tiffany in her butterfly wings, me in my purple cape. "Lupus Awareness is Fun."
First things first, before we got on the field we dropped off our donations that were collected off-line, aka in person! Every donation made to the Alliance for Lupus Research directly supports Lupus research because Woody Johnson and the Board of Directors funds all administrative and operating costs.
If are JETS fan like me, you know when a great play happens on the field that the players will "fly like a Jet!" to demonstrate their joy. It was amazing for me to "fly like a Jet" and fly on a jet for the ALR!
The best thing about living with Lupus is the friendships I have developed within the Lupus community online. There is nothing so special as hugging a friend and "Lupus Sister" in person. Imagine the strength and support we felt gathering together in New Jersey to support the work of the Alliance for Lupus Research it was truly amazing.
Tiffany Peterson, Kelly Dawn Kelly and me (Amanda Greene) ~ three Lupus Ladies of Twitter, follow us @TiffanyAndLupus @KellyFund4Lupus and @LAlupusLady see you online or at the next ALR Walk!
Having my sister-in-law and niece joy my team on the field was incredibly fun! Never underestimate the power of family love and support. Every Lupus patient needs a support system, my team showed up and walked with me on May 12th, but they are there for me 365/24/7.
To enjoy the full album (There are a lot more pictures, I went crazy on the "Panda Cam" as my niece would say.) of my photos from the 2012 New Jersey Alliance for Lupus "Walk with Us to Cure Lupus" event held at MetLife Stadium on May 12th. Click the link and enjoy... https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3299085715203.2125917.1209711262&type=3
To learn more about Lupus from the Alliance for Lupus Research http://www.lupusresearch.org/about-lupus/about_lupus.html
To donate to my next Alliance for Lupus Research Walk ~ held in New York City on October 2Oth, as an incentive for you to donate to a walk that does not happen until October for any donation received for me and my NYC ALR Lupus Walkeffort made through June 1st! My husband is going to match it! Every dollar truly counts (disclaimer up to $365) http://walk.lupusresearch.org/site/TR/WalkwithUs/Walk2010JasperRedesign/75370776?px=1925494&pg=personal&fr_id=3010
Enjoy the rest of Lupus Awareness Month!
Hugs and Smiles,