BENEFITING: LEAP FOR LUPUS FOUNDATION
Each year, thousands of Americans and people world wide are being diagnosed with lupus. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this often dabilitating disease, it is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (i.e skin, joints, organs, etc.). With this particular disease, the immune system is unable to distinguish between foreign invaders (such as viruses and bacteria) and an individual's healthy tissues. Autoantibodies are thus created by the immune system and attack/kill various parts of the body causing pain, inflammation, and other serious problems. About six years ago, one of my closest friends was diagnosed with lupus. It's safe to say that the diagnosis hit everyone hard, but especially my friend and her family. She has most definitely experienced ups and downs, but has always managed to admirably and creatively face the challenges this disease throws her way. Today, I'd like everyone to join me in bringing awareness to this challenging disease and consider making a donation, which will go to the Leap for Lupus Foundation (a 501(c)3 non-profit organization), which funds the important and necessary research of lupus. Once my goal of $500 is reached, I will leap out of a perfectly good airplane in honor of not only my friend, but all of those who have and are currently struggling with the disease. Please note that all contributions are 100% tax deductible. Feel free to contact me at email@example.com with any questions/concerns. Thanks for helping me to make the leap and for bringing awareness to the disease!