When is the walk? The 5th Annual DC Walk for Lupus Now - 2011 will be held on Saturday, April 16th, 2011. I'll be there - look for the stack of books and my 8-foot post-up stand. You won't miss me!
The walk starts at 9:30am, with walkers heading down Pennsylvania Avenue, NW starting at 13th street down to the Capital and back. The walk goes on, rain or shine! Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk starts at 9:30 a.m. Festivities to conclude by 1:00 pm.
The goal of my local chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA-DMV) is to improve the quality of life of lupus patients through education, community outreach services, and hope for better treatment through research. With your donation you become a member of the LFA-DMV, joining the thousands of lupus patients, their families and friends, and the medical community across the country working towards the eradication of lupus. It is through the financial support of its members that LFA-DMV is able to provide these valuable services to the public. The National organization has nearly 300 chapters and support groups in 32 states.
The mission of The Lupus Foundation of America is to improve the diagnosis and treatment of lupus, support individuals and families affected by the disease, increase awareness of lupus among health professionals and the public, and find the causes and cure.
How much has been raised for the D.C. Walk to date? As of this weekend, it was a whopping $78,000! Can you believe it?