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LFA’s Walk to End Lupus Now 2013

Posted May 02 2013 6:32pm

Saturday morning our alarm rang earlier than usual because we were participating in the Lupus Foundation of America’s Walk to End Lupus Now .  Charlie is not a morning person…

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I fueled up with a pile of pancakes and picked up a Starbucks on the way downtown.  Lately I’ve been on a muffin kick and we were out of eggs, I hadn’t had pancakes all week *gasp.*  With a little experimentation and improvisation, I made a stack of fluffy eggless pancakes.

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I don’t have any measurements to share because I truly thought that they’d turn out to be a big flop, but they were a combination of white wheat flour + baking soda + honey + Silk Light Vanilla + water.

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topped with plain Chobani swirled with honey + silvered almonds + raisins + Kashi Go Lean cereal

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The walk was scheduled to start at 9AM but we wanted to get down there on the earlier side since parking in DC can be sparse…  Beautiful weather = tons of tourists.  Fortunately, we found a spot close to the start line and had plenty of time to peruse the tents.

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I spied a few NWM tents

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there were over 4,000 walkers & over $200,000 was raised – AWESOME!

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…and we were off

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we walked down to the Capitol Building and back

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After the walk we swung by a ZOOMA meet and greet and grabbed lunch before heading home.  When we got home we found that Charlie had dug his nose into some mischief…  But really, how can anyone be mad at this face?  My heart melts every.single.time.

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P.S.  It’s already May 2nd and May is Lupus Awareness Month.  As seen on the Lupus Foundation of America’s website :

It’s one of the cruelest, most mysterious diseases on earth. Lupus strikes without warning, has unpredictable, sometimes fatal effects, lasts a lifetime, and has no known cause and no known cure.

There’s more to lupus than meets the eye; It is difficult to diagnose, hard to live with, and a challenge to treat. Lupus is hidden from view because people often times may not look sick. It is more pervasive than people think, and strikes on a scale that the public does not realize.

There are numerous ways that you can show your support for those individuals diagnosed with lupus – it’s as easy as wearing purple on May 17th!

Question:  What’s made your heart melt recently?

Question:  Will you wear purple on May 17th?

— Allison

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