DALLAS – A group of lupus patients representing 55,000 individuals with lupus, will release live butterflies at the March 30th Walk To End Lupus Now to honor those affected by lupus, an autoimmune disease that is unpredictable and misunderstood. The Lupus Foundation of America, North Texas Chapter’s also has a new identity campaign Help Us Solve the Cruel Mystery that was developed to promote a deeper understanding of the mysterious, unpredictable, and devastating ways that lupus can impact any organ of the body, and its programs and services to support people affected by the disease.
On Saturday, March 30 at 9:00 a.m., the Foundation is hosting the sixth annual Walk To End Lupus Now event to take place at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie. Selected walk participants will release live butterflies to honor their lives and those who have lost their fight against lupus. The event also raises funds toward programs, such as support groups, education materials, and research for lupus.
This year’s Walk To End Lupus Now is expected to attract more than 3,500 walkers and has a goal of $200,000 to support local programs and services. Walkers can register on line at http://lupuswalkdallas.kintera.org.