Ninth Annual Walk to End Lupus Now in Fayetteville Raises $27,000
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – June 5, 2017 – Six hundred people took steps against lupus at the 9th Annual Walk To End Lupus Now: Fayetteville. To date, the event has raised more than $27,000 to support lupus programs and services provided by the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter (LFANC).
“Our Fayetteville Walk To End Lupus Now event enables us to show the lupus community that there is an entire army standing up for them and with them in the fight against lupus,” said Christine John-Fuller, President & CEO of the LFANC. “The event was a huge success and we appreciate our walkers, volunteers and supporters who are truly making a difference and are helping take steps solve the cruel mystery of lupus.”
On Saturday, May 20, Festival Park served as home to the Walk To End Lupus Now: Fayetteville event. Participants walked to raise awareness about lupus and raise funds for national research and local support services to help the estimated 4,000 people in Cumberland County and surrounding areas who are living with lupus
Foxy 99’s own Gilbert Baez, Jr. served as the emcee. The event also included a special performance by entertainer, Chris Mac. The day also included fun and entertainment for the whole family.
Lupus is an unpredictable and misunderstood autoimmune disease that ravages different parts of the body. It is difficult to diagnose, hard to live with, and a challenge to treat. Lupus is a cruel mystery because it is hidden from view and undefined, has a range of symptoms, hits out of nowhere, and has no known cause and no known cure. Its health effects can range from a skin rash to a heart attack. Lupus is debilitating and destructive, and can be fatal, yet research on lupus remains underfunded relative to its scope and devastation.
About the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter
The Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter is part of the national force devoted to solving the cruel mystery of lupus while providing caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact. Serving an estimated 45,000 living with lupus in North Carolina, the chapter is the center of excellence for those affected by lupus, bridging patients, their families, caregivers, and the medical community. For more information about lupus or the LFANC, visit www.lupusnc.org or call (877) 849-8271. For the latest news and updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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