Walk to End Lupus Now
It is estimated that approximately 1.5 million people are affected by lupus in the United States alone. While eight of ten new cases of lupus develop among women of childbearing age, women of all ages, as well as men and children, also develop lupus. Women of color are disproportionately affected by lupus and are also far more likely to have severe organ involvement and complications. Lupus is a very widespread disease, which causes the immune system to become hyperactive and lose the capacity to distinguish the body's own healthy cells from foreign invaders. Unfortunately, there is no cure for Lupus.
The Lupus Foundation is the nation's leading non-profit organization dedicated to finding the causes of Lupus, improved treatment methods and ultimately a cure for this devastating disease. All proceeds from the walk will be used to fuel research efforts, promote public awareness and educational programs and advocate for Lupus patients and their families in Wisconsin.
12th Annual Walk to End Lupus Now will be held June 8, 2013
Mount Mary College, 2900 N. Menomonee River Pkwy, Milwaukee, WI
Registration will begin at 8:30 am for the 1 or 3 mile walk which begin at 10:00 am.
The event will also include lunch and entertainment!
For more information on how you can walk for Lupus, please call the Lupus Foundation, Wisconsin Chapter at 414-443-6400 or you can register online, download information on forming a team, purchase a memorial or tribute sign and print pledge forms all at www.lupuswi.org.