Sixteenth Annual Walk to End Lupus Now in Charlotte Raises $121,000
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – May 15, 2017 – More than 3,000 people took steps against lupus at the 16th Annual Walk To End Lupus Now: Charlotte. The event has surpassed its goal raising more than $121,000 to support lupus programs and services provided by the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter (LFANC).
“Our Charlotte Walk To End Lupus 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 are very grateful to 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 6, Belk Plaza at Central Piedmont Community College served as home to the Walk To End Lupus Now: Charlotte event. Participants walked to raise awareness about lupus and raise funds for national research and local support services to help the estimated 10,000 people in the Charlotte area who are living with lupus.
Media Partners V101.9 and Power 98 were onsite and on the walk route with special giveaways. The Emcee for the day’s festivities was Francene Marie from V101.9. The National Anthem was performed by Singer/Songwriter, Damiacci. 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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