The 2017 Walk To End Lupus Now is fast approaching and people affected by lupus throughout the Pacific Northwest have rallied together once again for this annual event that brings together people with lupus, caregivers, friends, families, and supporters of all kinds from across Oregon, Washington, and beyond.
Researchers don’t yet fully understand the causes of the autoimmune disease lupus. However, they do know that it tends to run in families. About one in five people with lupus have a parent or sibling also affected by this disease. No family understands this statistic more personally than Oregon and Washington sisters Kimberly Moore and Jennifer Yates.
Highlights and accomplishments from the 2017 National Policy Summit
117 Seattleites danced, rowed, puzzled, threw and drank their way through the inaugural Great Unknown Challenge on Saturday, May 20th.
Cobi Silver has an impressive list of academic accomplishments. First, she graduated with honors from Arizona State University. Then she published an anxiety workbook for her master’s degree at the University of Washington. Now she's working on her doctorate of behavioral health. To make these achievements even more impressive, Cobi has lupus.
Jody never imagined that 20 years after being diagnosed with lupus she would climb Mt. Kilimanjaro—the tallest peak in Africa—and raise more than $75,000 for lupus research in the process. The grueling 19,341 feet of elevation was tough, but Jody was tougher and her victory reminds us all that nothing, not even lupus, should hold us back.
Lupus does not define me - HOPE does - Living the Life Of a Luppie #L.O.L. 2014