Looking for Leather Angels – Walking to End Lupus

Why we walkLupus is one of the most cruelest diseases known. Despite being known about since the 1880s, and being well documented since the 1950s, it remains a mystery. Please join us in helping to End Lupus Now!

Lupus is ever-present in our lives as slave angie lives with it daily. Since being diagnosed in 2009, lupus has had tremendous impact on our lives and in our Master/slave dynamic. It’s become one of our callings to bring our message of healing and strength to others suffering in silence.Lupus is a disease that can have brutal symptoms and yet remains mostly unknown or misunderstood.

We hope to change that.

Master Michael and slave angie (Illinois Master/slave 2013) are gearing up to participate in the Walk For Lupus, a fundraiser organized nationwide by the Lupus Foundation of America and locally by the Illinois Chapter. Our walk is during May which is Lupus Awareness Month. The North Chicago Suburbs walk is on May 19th.

We need your help! Life is not easy with lupus and while modern medicine has made strides in improving the quality of life for those diagnosed, much more remains to be done.

All that takes money, and we are looking for our “Leather Angels” to come join us to help Solve This Cruel Mystery.How can you help?

Please head on over to the Leather Angels website where you can participate by donating in support of our walk. All funds collected go to the LFA which is the only national advocate leading the effort in research, education, and advocacy of lupus.

What will we do?

Master Michael and slave angie will be participating in the North Chicago Suburbs 2013 Walk to End Lupus Now™, on May 19th, 2013. We will have our Leather Pride flag with us to share in our pride and thanks to our “Leather Angels” for supporting us.

We also will be raffling off two $25 gift certificates to Tulip – Adult Toy Gallery and a $10 gift certificate to Tulip – Adult toy Gallery. Anyone donating will be entered and we’ll do the drawing that evening after the walk.

THANK YOU! Your help in ending this cruel disease is one of the bright spots in the long fight against this disease.

What is lupus?

* It’s a chronic, autoimmune disease that affects a person’s skin, joints, blood and kidneys. A person’s autoimmune system (the part that fights germs and diseases) never shuts off, thinking the body itself is an invader and constantly attacks it.

* It can be a debilitating disease, affecting a person through flares (periods of worse symptoms) and remissions (periods of improved symptoms) of inflammation, pain and damage to parts of their body, including organs.

* It’s not a cancer and it’s not contagious.

* It affects at least 1.5 million Americans.

* 20 years ago, it was likened to a death-sentence. 20 years later, it’s still a mystery, with no cure and medicines available only to treat the symptoms.

You can learn more here: http://www.lupus.org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/new_learnunderstanding.aspx?articleid=2231&zoneid=523

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Master Michael S

International Master 2014. Member of: Chicago Leather Club, Chicago Leathermen Group, MAsT: Greater Chicago. Longtime leatherman. One of the Four Horsemen.

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