Diva's Life: Walk to End Lupus Now
This past weeend I particpated the END LUPUS NOW walk. The walk is in it's seventh year and is held annually to raise awareness about lupus. Millions of people mainly minority women (African American, Hispanic, Indian, and Asian) live with lupus. An autoimmune disease, lupus has the potential to become fatal. Due to outdated treatments and limited research knowledge, treatments are often agressive and can harm the body more than the disease itself.
The Lupus Foundation of America, Georgia Chapter raises funds that will go toward eeducation, research and other events that will raise awareness. Living with lupus practically all my life, all the efforts provided by organization can benefit myself as well as so many others.
Tried a falafel for the first time. Mmmm.
We had an energizing send off by foundation volunteers as well as the Atlanta Ol' Skool Drum Section.
I also used Atlanta's MARTA system for the first time. The last time I took a train of this nature I was 16 vacationing in New York, riding the subway. MARTA definitely was a time and gas saver! The foundation even had shuttles leaving to and from the train station. Big help!
How did you spend your weekend?