On May 4th 2014 Jeanette Vercammen and I participated in the Walk to End Lupus Now event at the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa to raise money for lupus research and increase awareness of this disease. Walk to End Lupus Now events provide all people affected by lupus the opportunity to come together for one unified purpose, to end lupus. Jeanette & I were part of Team Marlow who helped raise $4,635 for this cause.
“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, they lead the fight to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus.” The event raised $141,600 total.