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Kelsey and Erin's Fundraiser:

Team Lupus LA Marathon 2012

Kelsey and Erin's Photo
Kelsey and Erin's Photo
Kelsey and Erin's Photo
Kelsey and Erin

THE STORY:

Cher is a woman with a creative heart. Under her loving care beautiful flower beds and colorful gardens thrived. Her talent for canning and cooking often took home the first prize at the local county fair. When she wasn’t raising her adorable pet sheep or writing for the local paper, she was indulging in another of her favorite pastimes, photography. Sadly, Lupus has robbed Cher of the richness of the life she led when she was healthier.


Cher is Kelsey’s mother and we both love her dearly. As soon as we heard about Team Life without Lupus we knew it was the right run for us. New research may help scientists and physicians find a way to give back what Lupus has taken from the lives of those suffering and their families.


We began running to improve our own health and as we exercise we can contribute to research that will help Cher and millions like her who suffer from Lupus. We wish for a world where people with Lupus can live their lives with energy, free of the pain that haunts them. We hope you will join us in supporting this cause. We are so excited!

 

Love Kelsey and Erin   

 

The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation, Inc. wrote -

 

Welcome to Team Life without Lupus, the official west coast division of Team Life without Lupus.  We are honored to be an official charity of the LA Marathon and look forward to working with you to raise funds and awareness for lupus.  Our team provides athletes with an opportunity to make new friends and reach their health and fitness goals while helping others in the community.  In exchange for training and support, you help raise money towards critical patient services in the Greater Los Angeles area.  You can help families cope with this disease as we work towards a cure.  

How serious is lupus? 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 during childbearing age, between the ages of l5 and 44.  African American women are three times more likely to get lupus than white women.  It is also more common among Hispanic/Latina, Asian and American Indian women. Lupus is a leading cause of kidney disease, stroke and premature cardiovascular disease in young women.  However, lupus also strikes children, men and older adults. 

 

By joining our Team Life without Lupus, you will help raise money to provide critical patient services for people with lupus throughout Southern California.

Perks for Team Life without Lupus runners include:
- personalized instruction from an expert runner;
- weekly team training runs;
- team kickoff and victory celebrations;
- and the satisfaction knowing that you’re training for a purpose— providing critical patient services for people with lupus in your community

Not a runner? Consider joining us for the 5K run

Questions?Call Elyse at 310-657-5667 

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$620

MONEY RAISED
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  • Erin Abston

     

  • Kelsey Bullock

     

  • Greg & Denice Abston

    $20

  • CAROLANN CRATER

    $50

  • Mary Ellen Dorsey

    $50

  • David and April

    $25

  • Erma

    $20

  • Good luck!

    $25

  • Elaine

    $20

  • Lois D.

    $50

  • Flora A.

    $20

  • Olivia H.

    $25

  • Van and Joan Smith

    $50

  • Claudia

    $25

  • Vicki

    $20

  • Karen and Laura

    $25

  • Marlene D.

    $10

  • Ruth Dorsey

    $35

  • Marylois Gibson

     

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103% Raised of $600 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $68,582 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

TEAM TEMKO

Amount Raised

$31,571

Fundraiser Title

Dan Smith

Amount Raised

$6,575

Fundraiser Title

The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation

Amount Raised

$6,131

 

12% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Dorothy Ellis

Amount Raised

$3,950

 

40% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Melitta Johnson

Amount Raised

$2,025

Fundraiser Title

Adam Selkowitz

Amount Raised

$1,911

Fundraiser Title

Yesica Alcala

Amount Raised

$1,818

 

91% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

david schmidt

Amount Raised

$1,795

Donor Comments

Marylois Gibson

Marylois Gibson

So proud of Erin & Kelsey for doing this. I'm well aware of the challenge of Lupus--my mom, and other friends, have fought this battle. Some gained remission...some have not. A great cause! 5 years ago

Ruth Dorsey

Ruth Dorsey

DONATION: $35

5 years ago

Marlene D.

Marlene D.

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Karen and Laura

Karen and Laura

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Vicki

Vicki

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Claudia

Claudia

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Van and Joan Smith

Van and Joan Smith

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Olivia H.

Olivia H.

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Flora A.

Flora A.

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Lois D.

Lois D.

DONATION: $50

6 years ago