Sam’s Lupus walkathon is Saturday
Wednesday October 17th 2012, 9:42 pm
Filed under: Family,Lupus

This is the weekend, at last. Our Sam will be in a walkathon for lupus on Saturday. All proceeds go directly and only to funding research into the disease, with all administrative costs being donated. And that funding is the only reason why we have Benlysta, the first new lupus drug since 1955 and which was approved by the FDA last year.

And Benlysta has made all the difference in Sam‘s disease, whose lupus likes to attack her platelets.

I posted about it before, and you good people shot her up to being the #6 fundraiser out of everybody participating.  I so wish I could give so much more; you all did what I could not. Thank you does not begin to express my gratitude–you all are wonderful.

I notice there’s a new person on her team with zero dollars so far. Hmm.

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I love all the charitable walks. I’m glad Sam has had success raising funds!

Comment by Channon 10.18.12 @ 6:58 am

Well, let’s see what I can do. Sam is now the third person I know with lupus, and all are great people.

Comment by Don Meyer 10.18.12 @ 9:23 am

hope Sam has great weather to walk in this weekend!

Comment by Bev 10.18.12 @ 9:34 am

What is her team name?

Comment by Beth in Maryland 10.18.12 @ 10:14 am

Actually, I am praying for mediocre weather for Sam. The weather report calls for “partly cloudy.” The cloudier the better for Sam, so I am praying for that.

Comment by LauraN 10.18.12 @ 11:57 am

I like Laura’s take on this: go clouds! lol

Such determination, such power. Inspiring! I’ld hug her if I wasn’t so timid…

Comment by Suzanne from Montreal 10.18.12 @ 8:39 pm

And, Sam was so thoughtful in sending out her thanks to contributors. Well done! I hope the walk went well – I will keep reading my post backlog and find out.

Comment by twinsetellen 10.24.12 @ 7:52 pm

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