2022 North Carolina Walk to End Lupus Now - Celebration Day!

LaVida's Effect

Welcome to our fundraising team page.


LaVida was a remarkable student and steward of the world. She was outstanding at Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School. Driven to excellence, she continued to rise on the academic fast track in collegiate studies at East Carolina University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training and Sports Medicine in 2008. She became a dedicated member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

The forecast of life changed when she was diagnosed with Lupus in 2005. She educated herself and others about the disease. LaVida loved life in general and was appreciative of the small everyday things. She understood the magnitude of the possibilities and critical health scenarios. Quality was everything to her and she travelled the world on what seemed to a wing and a prayer.

Will you join our team and help us reach our fundraising goal? You’ll be supporting the Foundation's efforts to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus. You can also support by making a secure contribution on our walk page. Every single dollar counts!

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.
• Only one drug has ever been developed and approved by the US Food and Drug Administration specifically to treat the disease.

Together, we can solve the cruel mystery of lupus. Join our team today and support our efforts!

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