|8th Annual DC Walk To End Lupus Now. We will walk down Pennsylvania Avenue, NW starting at 12th street down to the Capitol and back. It is approximately 1.5 miles total, but you can turn around at any point and not walk the entire distance. We walk rain or shine! No fees. Registration is required.|
|Who:||Lupus Foundation of America, DC/MD/VA Chapter and thousands of Washington, D.C. supporters|
|When:||Saturday, April 19, 2014Check-in time: 8:00am ETStart time: 9:00am ET|
|Where:||1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. (between 13th and 12th St. N.W.)Washington, D.C.|
About the Lupus Foundation of America:
Lupus is an unpredictable and misunderstood autoimmune disease that ravages different parts of the body. It is difficult to diagnose, hard to live with and a challenge to treat. Lupus is a cruel mystery because it is hidden from view and undefined, has a range of symptoms, strikes without warning, and has no known cause and no known cure. Its health effects can range from a skin rash to a heart attack. Lupus is debilitating and destructive and can be fatal, yet research on lupus remains underfunded relative to diseases of similar scope and devastation.
The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) is the only national force devoted to solving the mystery of lupus, one of the world’s cruelest, most unpredictable and devastating diseases, while giving caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact. Through a comprehensive program of research, education, and advocacy, the Foundation leads the fight to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus.