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17th Annual Walk-Along for Lupus East Meadow, New York

Donations as of October 08, 2015:

$1,785.00 Raised Offline
$2,770.00 Raised Online
$4,555.00 Total Raised

Kelly "The Striker" Flanagan


Thank you for visiting my fundraising page for my little sister


Some of you may know me and some of you may not, so let me introduce myself, My name is Lauren Ducati, Eldest sister to Kelly and 3 other lovely sisters. I set up this page to urge our friends, family and neighbors to come out and support Kelly and others diagnosed with lupus.

On Sunday, October 17th  2010, The Lupus Alliance of America will be hosting the 17th Annual Walk-Along for Lupus at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow

This is a FUN Event! There will be breakfast, lunch, Live music, Greg-T from Z-100, the USA Skateasauras, NY Islanders give-a-ways, face painting, balloons and so much more!

A little about our Little Striker

Kelly was diagnosed with Lupus in 2002 at the age of 5, she is a very young case. Now, at the age of 13, our little striker isn’t so little anymore. Towering over me at 5’8 she takes after both her parents in beauty, height and athleticism. Kelly is number 4 out of 5 girls (I know, bless our mother! HaHa). Kelly is first and foremost an amazing sister and friend! She loves soccer!  According to Kelly-girl SoCcEr is my life love and passion (alsoooo a religion) <333”. She is an All-Star Softball player with incredible heart. This kid loves being outside, whether it be on the soccer field, running and swimming at the beach or just being outside in the yard with her sisters and friends. Kelly is possibly the friendliest person you will ever meet and funny too! She has so many friends and people absolutely adore her. This kid knows how to make people laugh with her many jokes and just outrageous attitude.

She is sometimes a Diva, a Tomboy when she wants, but most of all she is loving, caring and all around wonderful – The bottom line…


The Lupus Alliance of America LIQ`s Affiliate`s, Walk-Along for lupus is the first and longest running, Lupus walk on Long Island, and the only Lupus Walk on Long Island that raises funds both for research as well as to help support the individual living with lupus by providing financial, supportive, and educational programs.

Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts. To learn more about Lupus, the Lupus Alliance and the Walk-Along for lupus you can visit

All proceeds collected at the Walk-Along for Lupus go directly towards funding the Lupus Alliance of America Long Island/Queens Affiliates support groups, telephone counseling service, financial assistance program, kids program, educational seminars, and more, as well as to the research into the cause and cure for lupus.

So please join my family and friends on October 17th in supporting Kelly and all others who are struggling with this disease in the Walk–Along for Lupus!

Contact me, Lauren Ducati, or  click  HERE To sign up to walk with our Team!

Steps for Signing up for the walk:

  1. Select  "Yes register now"
  2. When it asks for how many walkers  - put the number of walkers including yourself Check the box then select next (donation is optional but  of course encouraged )
  3. Put in your email - Select new to the site (unless you are not) 
  4. Fill out your information, make a password and select Next
  5. Confirm all your information on the next Page 
  6. The last page will show you and and authorization code to start your own fundraiser, this is optional. You will be receiving a confirmation email with your sign up information. 
  7. You are now signed up for Kelly " The Striker " Flanagan's Team!


Or if you can’t walk with us and wish to donate, Just fill out the information below.  

Help us reach our fundraising target and beyond by donating and  by spreading the word to your family and friends! Every little bit helps!


I would like to thank Girl Scout Troop 1476

for donating our Team Shirts for this weekends walk!



On behalf of my family and especially Kelly, Thank you.




PS:    This event is actually the day after my 24th birthday! Supporting this fundraiser and/or showing up would be the BEST Birthday Present Ever! It is honestly the only birthday present I want, aside from wishing that this and many other diseases did not exist!

Maybe I'll bring some party hats!



Comment Donation
Lauren Ducati
Chris Ferri
Paul Desmond and Kristi Smith Good Luck Kelly!
Fred Hagemann
James Scheuerman
Lawrence Nedelka
Paul Gengo
Aunt Christina, Uncle Mike and the Girls
Aunt Pat & Uncle Al Love You Kelly!
Natalalia Sakdarriaga
annie carpenter-schrank, and family best wishes in everything Lauren, sorry we could not make it
The Porcasi Family ilyy<3 bestfriend!
Amy Why to go SOCCER STAR!
spinelli good luck see you there
RC Smith
Abby Normal Happy Birthday, Lauren. Congratulations on reaching your goal. Best wishes for Kelly.
The Melgarejo family We love you Kelly!
John Hanna
John, Kamil an Lenny the ever hungry dog Good Luck
Mike and Sheryl Francis From your Iowa friends!
The Mussens Anything for the Ducati/Flanagans!!!!
Barry Allen & Family best wishes
Gaspare Tumminello Good Luck! Great Job Lauren!
John Fanizza and Family We love you Kelly!!
Steven Glass
Grandma And Grandpa We LOVE you Kelly!!!
Jose Acosta
Elizabeth Bucaria
Philip Jordan
Andrena Wyatt
Kathy Magin-Arecco
Phyllis Seitz
Mr. & Mrs. Kirchner All our love, always
Colleen Cantwell Good Luck! Praying for a cure......l
Luis Ramos I'm sorry I cant be there but were walking for great causes....
Nancy Wilson
Jason Zervoudakes Best of Luck and I hope Kelly gets better!
Jordana & Hilda Bailey-Marrero To a great family and a great cause..Good Luck. Hoping you walk to a cure!
Luis Franqui Bless you .. Go get them Kelly we love you.
Joe Brunetti Good luck - you're doing a wonderful thing. God Bless!
Dara Olevnick
Tracey Curtin Best Wishes
John & Linda Sardone Good Luck!
Sharon & Brian Love you!
Striker #12 good luck!
Kyle Strober Good Luck
Pagnotta Family We Love You Kelly !!!
Ty Good Luck!

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