BENEFITING: The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation
ORGANIZER: The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation
EVENT: Honda LA Marathon 2012
Welcome to Team Life without Lupus, the west coast division of Team Life Without Lupus, now an official charity of the LA Marathon. I am running this race to honor my daughter who was diagnosed with Lupus 2007, and for every other person who has been fighting this terrible and complicated disease with her.
Your donations will help to provide critical patient services in the Los Angeles area and help families cope with this disease as we work towards a cure. Someone is diagnosed with Lupus every 30 minutes, generally after 4-5 years of suffering from symptoms. Lupus affects more than 1.5 million Americans. In fact, more Americans have Lupus than AIDS, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, sickle-cell anemia, or cystic fibrosis, making it one of this country's most prevalent medical problems. Ninety percent of those diagnosed with Lupus are women, and the onset of the disease usually occurs between the ages of l5 and 44.
Please help me and Team Life Without Lupus to raise awareness and show your support with a donation to this wonderful organization. Remember that every dollar helps!
Please cheer s on as we run the 2012 LA Marathon for those who can't because they have been affected by such an insidious disease.