Here is our fact for Day 2: Lupus affects nine times more women than men, and more women of color than white women. African-American and Latina women with no family history of lupus have about a one in 250 chance of developing the disease.
In honor of May being Lupus Awareness Month, I am sharing a fact about lupus every day in May. Please share and raise awareness about lupus and its impact on the lives of millions of people like me, and our families.
Please share! Let’s raise awareness so we may find a cure!
We all want to live long, healthy lives. We don’t want to take medication full of side effects, have chronic pain, or experience days, weeks or even months where we are too ill to get out of bed. We want to see our children grow up, and hold our grandchildren in our arms.
I want greater odds of having that long, healthy life for me, and my children. The Lupus Foundation of America is working hard to help improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus through programs of research, education, support and advocacy. That is why tomorrow morning I am walking to raise awareness and support in hopes that one day I can say I USED to have lupus.
You can help me make a difference. Give even just a few dollars towards my walk and help me raise awareness and hope for the 1.5 million people in the US fighting Lupus everyday.
I’ve had a lot of ups and downs on my journey living with (and defying!) lupus, but this is definitely an up! Thank you to H2W Apparel and Maggie O’Brien for featuring me and most importantly, raising awareness for SLE in the process. Maggie did an amazing job conveying just what I wanted to share (and condensed my ramblings, which must have been a task!) Thanks to H2W Apparel for having a heart for women and being open to listen and tell our stories.
Check out H2W Apparel’s blog HERE and be sure to leave a comment!