BENEFITING: SPONDYLITIS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
I'm Dena, the owner of AFK Cosmetics, a teeny tiny itty bitty cosmetics company on Etsy.com and I have Ankylosing Spondylitis.
AS is a long-term type of arthritis. It affects the bones and joints at the base of the spine where it connects with the pelvis. These joints become swollen and inflamed. Over time, the affected spinal bones join together. It is an extreamly painful disease that is often debilitating.
There is currently no cure, and the vast majority of the treatments can have truly terrible side effects. I know my little shop cannot change this, but maybe the money we raise here can help in the way of research, so that in the future young people like me will find relief easier.
ALSO! For every $10 that is spent in our AFK Cosmetics shop, I will personally donate $2 to this fundraiser! Makeup AND charity? How easy is that!?