I know I’ve said raising awareness is the purpose of this blog, why I walk, why I share my story. But let’s be honest to further lupus research and lupus treatments we need money.
There are plenty of ways to donate:
My walk page is still open until the end of May
Make a general donation to the Lupus Foundation of America
Funds donated to the Lupus Foundation of America go to medical research, patient support programs, community education, and advocacy for public policies. The LFA has been instrumental in providing support services for me. I don’t know how I managed this disease for so long without the help of my local chapter.
Make a donation to the Alliance for Lupus Research
100% of the donations to the ALR fund lupus research. Since 1999 the ALR has given $81 million to 159 research programs. One of their funded programs (the study of B-cells) helped pave the way for Benlysta, the first lupus drug in a century.
Purchase one of these awesome shirts and $8 of every sale goes to the ALR.
No donation is too small. Even the change between the couch cushions helps. Thank you to those of you who have donated, and thank you in advance to those who intend to donate.