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The Purple Pirates are Walking to End Lupus!

Friday, 9 March 2018

Many of you know that I was diagnosed a few years back with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus after being bounced around doctors for 5+ years of them trying to figure out what was wrong. This illness has derailed much of my life and I battle it daily. I am a warrior and will not stop fighting and I am also a pirate who loves a good battle. And this battle is personal and worth it!

Will you make a donation to help me reach my personal fundraising goal of $1000 and support the Foundation’s efforts to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus? A generous contribution of $25 or $50 can make a definite impact.

What’s more, if your employer offers a Matching Gift Program to employees, you may be able to double your contribution with just a little bit of paperwork. Trust me, it’s worth the effort! Every single dollar counts!

There’s even still spots left on the Purple Pirates walk team; come join us and help us raise even more! You can link to join the team in the donation link above.

Did you know?

* Lupus is a mysterious and misunderstood autoimmune disease. It strikes without warning, affects each person differently, and has no known causes or cure.
* Lupus symptoms can be severe and highly unpredictable and can damage any organ or tissue, from the skin or joints to the heart or kidneys.
* While lupus can strike anyone at any time, 90% of people living with lupus are women. Women of color are at especially high risk.
* Only one drug has ever been developed and approved by the US Food and Drug Administration specifically to treat the disease.

Together, we can solve the cruel mystery of lupus. Thank you for your generosity!

Love to you all!
Mags

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