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LUPUS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA WISCONSIN CHAPTER

Strides for Lupus Walk 2008
Training buddies Desiree, Jason, Ashley Van Rite

Donations as of December 20, 2014:

$0.00 Raised Offline
$1,370.00 Raised Online
$1,370.00 Total Raised

Team Castle/Girty

On Saturday June 14th I will be doing the Strides for Lupus Walk. Lupus is a very serious autoimmune disease that affects around 2 million Americans currently today. 90% of those 2 million being women in the Child bearing ages of 15-45.

My mother Patricia Anne Castle was diagnosed with Lupus when she was 16 years old and suffered from the many severe symptoms and numerous hospital visits for the majority of her life. Some how being the amazingly strong woman she was you never would have seen her down or depressed, she accepted the fact she had Lupus and tried to make the best of her life that she could. She was one of the most amazing caring women/mothers you could ever meet. Lupus hits home for me because on 04/07/2000 my family and I lost the most important person in my life.

On Saturday June 14th I will be also be walking with my cousin Desiree, She also has been diagnosed with Systemic Lupus and most recently with CNS (Central Nervous System) Lupus. A form of lupus that affects the brain and nervous sytems. She also is a exteremly strong woman and you would never know anything was wrong with her. Given the circumstances of her disease she does extremely well at being a great mother of 3 gorgeous little girls and continues to work full time to provide for them. 

So on 06/14/08 we will be walking for Desiree and in the memory of Patti Castle. Please feel free to make any donations to our fundraising goal and thank you very much for your continued support!

ABOUT LUPUS:
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can affect various parts of the body, including the skin, joints, heart, lungs, blood, kidneys and brain. Normally the body's immune system makes proteins called antibodies, to protect the body against viruses, bacteria, and other foreign materials. These foreign materials are called antigens.

In an autoimmune disorder like lupus, the immune system cannot tell the difference between foreign substances and its own cells and tissues. The immune system then makes antibodies directed against itself. These antibodies -- called "auto-antibodies" (auto means 'self') -- cause inflammation, pain and damage in various parts of the body.

Inflammation is considered the primary feature of lupus. Inflammation, which in Latin means "set on fire," is characterized by pain, heat, redness, swelling and loss of function, either on the inside or on the outside of the body (or both).

For most people, lupus is a mild disease affecting only a few organs. For others, it may cause serious and even life-threatening problems. Although epidemiological data on lupus is limited, studies suggest that more than 16,000 Americans develop lupus each year.

In the United States, lupus is more common in African Americans, Latinos, Asians, and Native Americans than in Caucasians.

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Supporters

Comment Donation
Kathleen Beale
$25.00
Angie Luty friend of Ashley's
$50.00
Dawn & Dustin Girty
$50.00
Oma
$5.00
Christopher Thanks for walking!
$25.00
Bree Walters friend of Ashley's
$20.00
Nicole Culp Patti was a 2nd Mom to me! Congrats on making your goal!
$25.00
Joe Greco Good Luck Troy! God Bless!
$50.00
Nick and Melissa Henriksen Ashley's friend
$25.00
Dan Bub Awesome Job Troy! Des, God Bless You & The Girls!
$100.00
Nikki Becker friend of Ashley's
$15.00
Laura Aszman friend of Ashley's
$20.00
Ma'ams and Nate Spotts Good Luck....love you bro / (bro-n-law) ;)
$75.00
Britney Waite friend of Ashley's
$10.00
Lori Trahan Everything starts with the first step, thanks for taking it!
$25.00
Cheryl Norton I wish you and your family all the best.
$25.00
John & Mary Rettler It's amazing how much hope can come from such small efforts! Great job T-roy!
$25.00
Mike Rettler Great people do great things!
$25.00
barb osberg In loving memory of my niece & Goddaughter, Patti Castle
$25.00
slomomofo Hope to see you hit $1000, best of luck
$40.00
Linda Petersen Best of Luck in meeting your goal.
$25.00
Lynda White Wishing you luck in succeeding your goal. Friend/coworker of Grandma and Mom
$20.00
Sheila & Tim Hilgendorf Des' & Troy's aunt & uncle.
$25.00
Janice Bellinger Your mom sounds like she was a wonderful/strong person. Please remember she is always in your heart
$20.00
Jeanne Brevold Desiree's mom, Troy's aunt I love you both. Patti always had a smile on her face and in her heart.
$50.00
Bill Engibous
$25.00
Tom Trapman Shannon's dad
$25.00
Susan Tyk Walk Proud on June 14th-Great Job Cousin Sue
$50.00
Aunt Vera Great job Troy!
$25.00
Laurie Reszel
$25.00
megzuwo Miss and love ya Troy, and it's amazing that you finally have a chance to do this!
$75.00
Rosanne Volk Thanks Troy! You're a good kid!
$10.00
Amber Lee
$10.00
Shannon Allain Hope this helps T-Roy!!!!
$25.00
Kat :)kat
$25.00
Mike, Kim, TJ & Carlye Castle In memory of a loving, sister, aunt and friend
$100.00
Petey God Bless and hope to see you soon!
$25.00
Gramma Betty In memory of my beloved daughter, PATTI
$50.00
Billy Heck im a sucker for these things/ i wish my mom was here too
$25.00
Matt and Krista Beale Great Job Troy! Your Mom is proud of you!
$25.00
Tasha I wish I could give more, but every little does count in reaching your goal. I love you Boo Boo!
$50.00

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