2024 Atlanta Walk to End Lupus Now

Fifty Shades of Awesome

Welcome to our team fundraising page!!!

With over $100,000 raised to date, this is our 11th year with the Atlanta Walk to End Lupus and we need your help to end lupus now!!! Please give generously! It's 2024 and we can do more!

After losing our beloved Leesa “Sunshine” Sengaphone to Lupus on Feb 1, 2013, Fifty Shades of Awesome began walking in her honor, fighting to raise awareness and help to end Lupus now. Leesa never allowed this disease to control her life, living every moment with strength and grace. She brought sunshine to our lives that always beamed from her spirit. Her motto was "Live, Laugh, Love" and she did for all her days. We walk for Leesa and all the others fighting the fight.

Since 2013, Team Fifty Shades of Awesome has reached out to everyone we know by email, text, Facebook, and more. Hosting silent auctions, bowling events, kickball games, spa parties, and other fun events to raise money and awareness about lupus.

*** SHOUT OUT to our t-shirt sponsors who continue donate every year to have their logo on our Walk Day t-shirts! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!

2021-2023: Since the COVID Pandemic all fundraising has been done online and all efforts to raise awareness done virtually. Please visit our Facebook and Instagram pages @teamfiftyshades.

2020: Total raised $9206. February 29: The Jazzy Crab restaurant sales share fundraiser donated $1000! May 8: Curbside for Lupus with Fogo De Chao sales share fundraiser donated $333!

2019: Total raised $15,645. March 13: AIG -Lupus Lunch & Learn. April 14: Silent Auction Event. O MI GA/Bowl Shi Restaurants sales share fundraiser donated $1000! 0ur 2019 $200 T-shirt Sponsors were Fogo De Chao, Ruth Chris Steak House, 4Georgia Plumbing, Snackboxe Bistro, 2312 Creations, Pell Plumbing, Stoned Pizza, Red Pepper Taqueria, and Christina Victoria Cosmetics.

*** In 2019 we partnered with Christina Victoria Cosmetics and created our very own signature matte lip gloss named "Fifty Shades". It is available for purchase online. Purchase now: https://glammforce.com/shop?olsPage=products%2Ffifty-shades

2018: Total raised $12,271. O Mi Ga Vietnamese Kitchen donated 20% of sales. March 16: Silent Auction Event at Stars and Strikes generated $2,200. 0ur 2020 $200 T-shirt Sponsors were Seeds Restaurant, Designer Cuts, Red Pepper Taqueria, 4GeorgiaPlumbing, Los Costas Restaurant.

Please support Team FIFTY SHADES OF AWESOME by donating as little as one day’s lunch money or more. Skip spending money to eat out for lunch just ONE DAY and make a donation to our fundraiser. We cannot reach our goal without your help. TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK!!!

Did you know?

  • Lupus is a mysterious and misunderstood autoimmune disease. It strikes without warning, affects each person differently, and has no known causes or cure.
  • Lupus symptoms can be severe and highly unpredictable and can damage any organ or tissue, from the skin or joints to the heart or kidneys.
  • While lupus can strike anyone at any time, 90% of people living with lupus are women. Women of color are at especially high risk.
  • Lupus is hard to diagnose, but the Lupus Foundation of America is working to make life easier and more comfortable for the estimated 1.5 million people living with lupus in the United States.

Join our team today and support our efforts! Together, we can solve the cruel mystery of lupus. Let’s make a difference and do more!!!!

FIFTY SHADES OF AWESOME

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