Hello Awesome & Amazing Supporters 🤗
My Miles-4-A-Cause pledge this year goes to the Lupus Research Alliance for whom I'm running the NYC Marathon! Some of you may be aware that each year I choose a cause/ charity close to my heart to team up with and run and fundraise in support of the breakthrough work being done to promote life and wellness here in the USA and around the world.
Team Life Without Lupus is the official competitive team of the Lupus Research Alliance, the nation's leading organization providing comprehensive support services and research funding for the lupus community.
Unlike previous years, this year my story is a personal one. Someone very close to me was recently diagnosed with Lupus and, like something like that is want to do, it has opened my eyes to an autoimmune disease that is quickly changing and destroying individual lives here in this country and around the world. Within a six-month period, I have seen the uncertainty, pain, discomfort, debilitating weakness, and fear caused by Lupus and I've been shocked and silenced by the heartrending changes it has brought to our lives. It is totally humbling to come to a place of understanding as to the uncertainty of life and our chances of getting by untouched by the illnesses and ailments our world faces.
More than ever, I am convinced the time to act is now, not tomorrow, not next week, not later, but now. It is imperative that we do what we can with what we have to help make our world a healthier and safer place for our children and succeeding generations. It is also important to understand that we can all do something; give something of ourselves, our time, talent, and treasures to help this end.
For this reason, I'm running the TCS New York City Marathon, on November 4, to support Lupus research in preventing, treating, and finding a cure. Please take a minute to look at the video above and click on the link below to find out more about this disease and how you can help. Also, commit to begin making a difference by donating on this page and support me as we begin to change lives one step at a time.