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Walk to End Lupus Now - Milwaukee 2022

HUGE NEWS!! In celebration of 20 years of Walk to End Lupus Now - Milwaukee, a generous donor has pledged to MATCH all walk pre-registrations and donations up to $20,000! Make the most of this incredible opportunity by signing up and donating today!

Twenty years ago, the Walk to End Lupus Now – Milwaukee began as a lupus awareness and fundraising event in memory of Steele Smith, a six year old Greendale, WI boy who passed away from lupus complications. Over the years, Strides for Steele became Strides for Lupus, and eventually the Walk to End Lupus Now – Milwaukee. Nine years ago a second WI Chapter walk was added in the Madison area.

Lupus knowledge, research, and treatments have come a long way since Steele lost his brave fight, in large part because of the work the Lupus Foundation of America and its supporters do every day to bring awareness and understanding to the fight waged by nearly 30,000 people in Wisconsin. The funds raised at this event allow us to continue supporting lupus research, and providing education, advocacy, and resources to lupus warriors.

As we cautiously return to “normal life” amid COVID, we are excited to return in-person to Hoyt Park (1800 N. Swan Blvd. in Wauwatosa, WI) on May 14th. Registration opens at 8 AM and the walk begins at 10 AM. The walk is approximately 2 miles and starts and ends at Hoyt Park near The Landing next to the pool building.

The band Close Enuf will be performing, we will have children's entertainment, and a light snack following the walk.

United in a common cause: to find the cure for lupus. Lupus supporters realize the urgency to find a cure before one more person is devastated by this mysterious and sometimes life-threatening disease. Join us and walk to end lupus now!

We have new and exciting pledge-raising incentive prizes, and each team* will receive a team sign that can be decorated at the NEW Decoration Station! Show your walk team pride as you decorate your signs, and fill out additional “Why I Walk” signs to show your support. *(4 or more individuals can make a team)

If you are not comfortable coming to our in-person fundraiser or you simply cannot make it that day, please consider signing up as a virtual walker. Just like an in-person walker, you can sign-up as an individual, join a team, or start a team! You can earn a team building medal if you have 8 or more on your team and you are eligible for all fundraising prizes.

We cannot wait to see you at the park again, and cannot thank you enough for all you do for the lupus warriors in your lives. Because of events like the Walk to End Lupus Now – Milwaukee, LFA, WI Chapter can continue to provide much-needed services to the people who need them most. Because of YOU, lupus warriors in Wisconsin will continue to have access to information, education, support groups, programming, and other forms of support.

 

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