Lupus 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!
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.
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.