Feb. 14, 2018

LFA National Ambassador Takes on Next Challenge

Dorothy Toran spends her professional life immersed in storytelling as a producer and television executive.  But her greatest challenge in sharing stories is not through her profession, but through her personal life and sharing the story of her beloved sister Weade who lost her battle with lupus in September of 2016.  As part of her mission to raise awareness, Dorothy became the National Ambassador for the Lupus Foundation of America in the spring of 2017.  She spent the year sharing her story on social media and at events including speaking at the National Policy Summit in Washington DC and co-emceeing the Evening of Hope Gala alongside CNN’s Brooke Baldwin in New York City.

Dorothy is taking on her next challenge - committing to raise $100,000 through the Weade Williams- Bridges Color Me Happy Fund for Lupus Research.  “I am deeply committed to bringing lupus to its knees, by supporting clinical research that will help to advance treatment options and ultimately find a cure for this devastating disease,” says Dorothy “and I am inviting everyone who can to please donate to help us reach our goal, so that Weade’s fight, and the lives of so many suffering from lupus every day, will not be in vain.”

Learn more about the Weade Williams-Bridges Color Me Happy Fund for Lupus Research.