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Providing Answers, Support and Hope in the Southeastern US

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Community Cares are individuals, organizations, and companies who are helping us to solve the cruel mystery of lupus by raising awareness and funds in their community.

Together, we are working to bring greater attention to lupus and to rally public support for the 5 million people living it.

Are you interested in raising fund and awareness to support our mission? Here are a few ways:

  • Host your own Facebook Fundraiser and support our mission. It only takes a few minutes to create yours. Just click the link, set your goal, and tell people why the cause is important to you.  Plus, Facebook covers all processing fees, so the organization gets 100% of your donation. 
  • Make Your Mark is the community fundraising program of the Lupus Foundation of America. Each year, hundreds of Make Your Mark members organize unique events and athletic feats that raise money to fight lupus. Use your passion to raise funds for lupus through a local event, special occasion, athletic competition or whatever you have in mind...
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    Upcoming Events in the Community
    Bingo for a Cure 8/19 (Orlando, FL)

    Join us for an exciting evening of fun and fundraising at the highly anticipated "Bingo for a Cure" event, hosted by Team Lupunators of Central Florida and our dedicated Orlando walker and committee member, Amanda! This event promises to be an unforgettable experience filled with laughter, camaraderie, and the opportunity to support the fight against lupus.

    On the night of the event, get ready to dab your way to victory as we play thrilling rounds of bingo with the chance to win fantastic cash prizes. The excitement doesn't stop there! We'll also have an array of exciting games and gift raffles, offering attendees even more chances to take home amazing prizes.

    To ensure your spot at this incredible event, make sure to RSVP by August 12th and email Spaces are limited, so don't miss out on the chance to join us for a night of excitement and giving back.

    So, mark your calendars and prepare for an evening of laughter, friendly competition, and the knowledge that you're making a positive impact. Join Team Lupunators of Central Florida and our passionate host, Amanda, on this incredible journey towards a cure for lupus.

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    Avalon Park Food Truck Event! 8/20 (Orlando, FL)

    Calling all Central Florida walkers and lupus warriors! Join us this Sunday, August 20th, from 5-8pm at Avalon Park Food Truck Night for a fantastic Walk Meet Up! Come and meet the LFA Staff, connect with other walkers, and discover our exciting new event location for the Central Florida Walk to End Lupus Now! Get registered on the spot and be a part of this incredible event dedicated to raising awareness and funds to end lupus. Together, we can make a difference!  Tag your walking buddies and spread the word! Don't miss out! Mark your calendar, bring your friends and family, and let's take a step closer to a lupus-free future.

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    Craft Fair -8/20 (Clermont, FL)

    Cindy Lait, a passionate Lupus Ambassador and an Orlando Walker, and Amanda, a dedicated member of the Orlando Walk Committee, will be present to spread awareness about lupus and educate attendees about the impact of this chronic autoimmune disease. They will be available to answer questions and provide information on how to get involved in supporting the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA). In the spirit of giving, we will also be collecting donations for the LFA. Your contributions will directly support vital research efforts, patient advocacy, educational programs, and support services for individuals and families affected by lupus.

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    Batters Up for Lupus Charity Softball Game 9/10 (Orlando,FL)

    Join Amanda, a Lupus warrior and a member of the Central Florida Walk Committee, for the Batters up for Lupus Charity Softball Event on Sunday, September 10th! This event is a great opportunity to support a worthy cause while having fun with friends and family. The event will feature raffle prizes, games, a 50/50 raffle, and food trucks, making it a fun-filled day for everyone.

    To participate in the event, there is a $20 donation required to play softball and a $5 donation to attend. Players must sign a waiver before playing. All proceeds will go towards funding research and support for those affected by Lupus. This event is perfect for anyone who loves softball, wants to support a good cause, or is looking for a fun day out with their loved ones.

    If you're interested in joining Amanda and the Lupunators team for the Batters up for Lupus Charity Softball Event, you can contact them at Don't miss out on this opportunity to make a difference and have fun at the same time!

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    Sip for a Cause Wine Tasting - 9/17 (Orlando,FL)

    Indulge your taste buds and support a great cause at the "Sip for a Cause" Wine Tasting event, hosted by the Lupunators on September 17th from 4-6pm for an exquisite evening of fine wines, light snacks, and exciting raffles that will leave you delighted and fulfilled. To secure your spot at this unforgettable event, please RSVP by September 3rd to We encourage early registration as spaces are limited.

    By participating in the "Sip for a Cause" Wine Tasting, you are supporting the Lupus Foundation of America and their efforts to advance lupus research, provide support to individuals and families affected by lupus, and raise awareness about this complex autoimmune disease.

    So come out for an evening of sophistication, delectable flavors, and the satisfaction of knowing that your participation is making a positive impact.

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    Jerk for a Cure - 9/16 (Pembroke Pines, FL)

    Join us on September 16th for the highly anticipated "Jerk for a Cure" event, hosted by our South Florida walker Carone! This exciting event is not only an opportunity to indulge in the mouthwatering flavors of savor jerk chicken, but also a chance to support a worthy cause, the LFA (Lupus Foundation of America).

    With a ticket price of just $35, attendees will gain access to a phenomenal evening filled with delicious food, vibrant music, and a plethora of exciting prizes.

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    Paint with Purpose Lupus Fundraiser - 9/23 (Orlando, FL)

    If you are in the Orlando area, check out this wonderful fundraiser, Paint with A Purpose hosted by Amanda, a lupus warrior and Orlando walk committee member! Get painting materials, 2 hours of guidance, and 5 raffle tickets for a chance to win amazing prizes. Don't miss out - purchase your tickets by Sept 1! 

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    Links for Lupus - 10/14 (Delray Beach, Florida)

    Get ready for a day of swinging, laughter, and support at the 5th Annual "Links for Lupus" Golf Tournament! Taking place on Saturday, October 14th, in the picturesque Lake Worth, this event is a must for golf enthusiasts and supporters of the Lupus cause alike.

    For just $125 per person, participants will enjoy a full day of golf on a stunning course, surrounded by lush greenery and breathtaking views. As you tee off, you'll be playing your part in raising funds and awareness for lupus, a cause close to our hearts.

    But that's not all! Your registration fee includes a delectable cookout, where you can refuel with mouthwatering grilled favorites and refreshing beverages. And don't forget about the swag bag! Each participant will receive a fantastic bag filled with goodies and surprises to make your golfing experience even more memorable.

    To commemorate your participation in this special event, a stylish shirt will be provided, allowing you to show off your support for lupus awareness long after the tournament ends.

    Spaces are limited, so be sure to register by September 20th to secure your spot in this exclusive event. Don't miss out on the chance to join fellow golf enthusiasts, lupus advocates, and community members as we come together to make a difference.

    The 5th Annual "Links for Lupus" Golf Tournament promises a day of camaraderie, friendly competition, and the satisfaction of knowing that your contribution will directly benefit the Lupus Foundation. By supporting this event, you'll be aiding in crucial research, education, and support programs that improve the lives of those living with lupus.

    So grab your clubs, gather your friends, and join us on October 14th for a day of golfing excellence and philanthropy. Together, we can make a lasting impact in the fight against lupus.

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