Register for 2020 Virtual Lupus Walk in August

  • The Lupus Society of Illinois is taking its annual Lupus Walks virtual this year. Between Aug. 1-31, walk as an individual, join a team or create a team.

    The Lupus Society of Illinois is taking its annual Lupus Walks virtual this year. Between Aug. 1-31, walk as an individual, join a team or create a team. Courtesy of Lupus Society of Illinois

 
Submitted by Lupus Society of Illinois
Updated 7/31/2020 11:29 AM

Due to COVID-19, the Lupus Society of Illinois is changing the live 2020 Lupus Walks to virtual walks.

Between Aug. 1-31, walk as an individual, join a team, or create a team with family and friends! Every registered walker receives an official 2020 Illinois Lupus walk T-shirt.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Create a personal fundraising page and win incentive prizes at lupusil.salsalabs.org/2020virtualillinoislupuswalk/index.html.

Walk all at once or break it up, or walk safely with a friend or walk on your own! Participants are asked to wear their 2020 Lupus Walk T-shirt and share pictures and stories.

Register and receive an official 2020 Virtual Lupus Walk T-shirt as well as your own fundraising page.

The individual fundraising incentive prizes begin at $100 raised; team fundraising incentive prizes begin at $2,500 raised.

Participants are invited to join the virtual party with DJ Rick on Saturday, Sept. 5.

The Lupus Society of Illinois' mission is to promote lupus awareness and complement the work of health care professionals by providing personalized resources for the lupus community while supporting research. It serves the entire state of Illinois by offering programs and services designed to meet the needs of the lupus community.

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Every day, an estimated 1.5 million Americans struggle with the often debilitating and disabling health effects of lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and tissue damage to virtually every organ system in the body.

Lupus can be fatal, is difficult to diagnose, has no cure and few treatments are available. Ninety percent of people with lupus are women and minorities are two to three times more likely to acquire the disease, however; anyone at any age can get the disease. Knowing the signs and symptoms of lupus is essential to early diagnosis.

Contact the Lupus Society of Illinois for more information at info@lupusil.org or call (312) 542-0002. Follow www.facebook.com/LupusSocietyofIllinois or twitter.com/Lupus.

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