I have very mixed feelings about "lupus walk" fundraisers because I see patients who shouldn't be in the sun, who are very weak, or who are otherwise not suited to participate, force themselves to do something which harms them just because it is one of the few opportunities to raise money for this underfunded cause.
But if people who can safely walk would do so (or maybe someone would do so FOR us?) then the walks do certainly help raise awareness of lupus as well as badly needed funds.
Walk For Lupus Now
sponsored by the Lupus Foundation of America
Saturday, September 25, 2010
details on website HERE