Lupus is the least known major disease of our day. Those with the disease struggle with a multitude of changing symptoms, pain, and not knowing what is happening to them, for an average of five years, before even being diagnosed. Imagine waiting for anything for 5 years, let alone an answer to what’s hurting you! What’s more, lupus affects each person differently, making the lupus journey a very lonely path.
The 2017 Walk to Shine the Light on Lupus is more than a fundraiser. It is a pledge to nearly 13,000 North Eastern New Yorkers that they are not alone. We are walking with and for them, to provide the help and hope they need to be strong and to live their best lives. We are advocating, raising awareness and funding research for earlier detection, better treatment and, ultimately, a cure.
Your contribution will help provide vital resources, new patient orientations and support group meetings, free of charge, for lupus patients and their loved ones. With your help, we can shine the light on lupus and light their path.