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Lupus Society of Illinois

2010 Chicago Marathon Chicago,  Illinois
Training buddies: CARA

Donations as of April 24, 2014:

$620.00 Raised Offline
$3,520.00 Raised Online
$4,140.00 Total Raised

Concepcion Cano's Fundraising Page

On 10/10/10, I will be running the Chicago Marathon in memory of Joel Cano.  He passed away in 2008 from Lupus at the young age of 31.  Lupus occurs when the body attacks itself, causing inflammation and tissue damage virtually anywhere in the body, and thus making it difficult to treat.  Congrats, you are now only 4 of 10 people that know what Lupus is.  It is estimated that 1.5 million people have Lupus in the US.

Joe’s 8-year battle against Lupus began with heavy doses of steroids and blood thinners. Due to steroids, his body weight increased making it difficult for him to complete daily activities that we all take for granted.  In 2003, his right leg was amputated due to blood clots.  His next battle included learning to balance his body on a prosthetic.  In 2008, he went into the hospital with what we thought was a simple cold.  The cold caused his lungs to shut down.  After a month on the respirator, it was time for us to say goodbye.  Joe taught family and friends a lesson – keep fighting till the end and never give up.

The nature of the disease has made it challenging to design clinical trials, because almost every patient has different symptoms and receives different treatments. There haven't been any new drugs in 50 years!!! However, hope is on the horizon. Human Genome Sciences says that its experimental drug Benlysta could be on the market by the end of this year.

After I ran my last Chicago marathon in 2007 in unfriendly running conditions (92ºF!), I decided to NEVER run another marathon.  However, since we lost Joe, I have been motivated to run again.  This time, I’m not running for my OWN personal satisfaction.  This time, I’m running to raise money and awareness and fight against this ugly disease.

Your donation to the Lupus Foundation of America - Illinois Chapter (LFAI) is tax deductible and can be done through this website.  It’s simple, fast, and totally secure.   Following your donation, you will receive an e-mail for tax purposes. 

Thank you for your support. Please forward my fundraising page to everyone you know who may be interested in joining us in the battle against Lupus.

Supporters

Comment Donation
Ivonne Loza
$50.00*
Devora Palomo
$40.00
Manny & Marie Monarrez
$50.00*
AGUSTIN CANO BUENA SUERTE CHON. Y ARRIBA LOS CANO'S. JOEL estara a su lado...
$110.00
Martha Cano Gonzalez Good Luck!!!!
$20.00
Anisabel Rodriguez Good luck! You will do great!
$50.00
Ochoa&Associates Ltd For the wonderful memories Joel gave me IN OUR DGO trip.
$200.00
Omar & Yesenia Gandara
$20.00
Vero You will do great =]
$40.00
Kiko Chaidez
$20.00
Leticia Chaidez
$20.00
Mary Anne Anderson What a beautiful tribute! Good luck Cano!
$50.00
Loly Cano In Memory of Joel : (
$15.00
Ms Toni B Sн, se puede. Buena Suerte. From Dolores Cano's Friend
$5.00
G. Hiller Good luck!
$25.00
Anonymous Enjoy the run! Kudos to you!
$15.00
Kartika and Kalpesh Shroff Wish you all the best in your Endeavour and have fun
$25.00
Diana Rios I think your commitment to this is Awesome, Cano!!
$20.00
Angelina Cano que todo salga bien chon,,, rip mi hijo JOEL
$50.00
Kishor Desai
$10.00*
Leslie A. Goodluck Primo, Its for a great cause.! :]
$25.00
Anonymous Have fun and thanks for makng a difference!
$50.00
Bob Szurgot Tough times don't last but tough people do. Good luck Cano on 101010
$50.00
Anca Salajean Have a great run!
$35.00
Susan May Good Luck Cano
$50.00
Anonymous Best wishes for a great run and good weather
$50.00
Kristin Shuler Good luck. What a beautiful tribute.
$20.00
Tencha Cano
$50.00*
Lelita Monarrez
$50.00*
Anonymous Do Good Luck Concepcion! Great cause.
$20.00*
Jeffrey Yordon Great Cause- Have a great run!
$100.00
Bert Patterson Go Cano
$100.00
Elida Flores Good luck!!!!
$25.00
Judy Garcia best of luck!
$25.00
Sonia Berumen Good Luck
$20.00
J. Orloff & Associates, INC I respect what you're doing and am glad to support your couse.
$50.00
Lorena and Rick Zavala For a great cause...God Bless.
$35.00
Martina Cano
$10.00*
Eddie Prieto Good Luck Man!
$20.00
Joe Villa Good Luck
$100.00
Poker Guys I'm All In
$380.00*
Dominica Sieradzki Best wishes and good luck!
$25.00
Elia Cano In memory of my brother Joe,
$50.00
Gabriel Chavez Honored to support this great cause. Thank you and good luck!
$100.00
Brittany Kendzior You go, Concepcion!!!
$25.00
Victor & Martha Good Luck! God Bless!
$100.00
Jose Abel Villa Yooou Can Dooooo It!
$40.00
Rosy Cano You will do great...Joey will make sure of that...Miss you Payu
$40.00
Raymond White Good Luck! A good cause to raise awareness, it hits close to home for me, my sister has Lupus.
$100.00
Irene Villalba Good Luck! Here's to Perfect 10's
$75.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$620
Raised Online
$3,520
Total Raised
$4,140
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