For the 8th year in a row, hundreds of people in the Salt Lake City area will experience first-hand the power of the movement to end lupus. The Walk to End Lupus Now™ Salt Lake City takes place on April 30th at Liberty Park.
Lupus has no known cause and no known cure, but affects an estimated 1.5 million Americans and 5 million people worldwide. Despite its widespread prevalence, lupus research funding and awareness of its brutal impact remain low. Together, we can change that.
The Lupus Foundation of America’s Walk to End Lupus Now events bring communities together to raise money for lupus research, increase awareness of lupus, and rally public support for those who suffer from its brutal impact
“While we work to solve the cruel mystery of lupus, we must ensure that all Salt Lake City residents affected by lupus have access to the resources and support they need,” said Sandra C. Raymond, President and CEO of the Lupus Foundation of America. “By coming together to raise funds and awareness, Salt Lake City residents are showing their power and support for people with lupus, families, friends and entire the community of those suffering with lupus.”
When asked why she walks, Mary Beth, a newly diagnosed Utah resident said, “Being sick for more than 7-years and FINALLY getting diagnosed with lupus in the last year was a relief. I had long sought after answers. I was going to great treatment, hopefully feel better, not have so many days & weeks where I could not move without pain and be stuck in bed, skin lesions on my face, head, nose and mouth. Relief! I walk to bring AWARENESS and the hope for a cure for the millions affected by lupus. I walk for all the people who lose their battle with this cruel and mysterious disease. I walk for my husband, children and grandchildren so that I may have more time on this earth to love them longer.”
Every dollar raised at the Walk to End Lupus Now brings us one step closer to solving the cruel mystery of this disease. The Walk to End Lupus Now is made possible with the generous support of its sponsors including: Hunt Electric, Beans & Brews, Gourley and many others. To learn more or to make a donation, visit www.utahlupus.org. Join the Lupus Foundation of America and discover your power at the Walk to End Lupus Now!
Lupus is an unpredictable and misunderstood autoimmune disease that ravages different parts of the body. It is difficult to diagnose, hard to live with and a challenge to treat. Lupus is a cruel mystery because it is hidden from view and undefined, has a range of symptoms, strikes without warning, and has no known cause and no known cure. Its health effects can range from a skin rash to a heart attack. Lupus is debilitating and destructive and can be fatal, yet research on lupus remains underfunded relative to diseases of similar scope and devastation.
About the Lupus Foundation of America
The Lupus Foundation of America is the only national force devoted to solving the mystery of lupus, one of the world’s cruelest, most unpredictable and devastating diseases, while giving caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact. Through a comprehensive program of research, education, and advocacy, we lead the fight to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus. Learn more about the Lupus Foundation of America, Utah Chapter at www.utahlupus.org. For the latest news and updates, follow on Twitter and Facebook.