In October, Grace and Hope Academy students will participate in the 2017 Walk to End Lupus Now. The walk will occur on October 14th in Richmond, Virginia.
For those unfamiliar with Lupus, it is a chronic auto-immune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, organs). It is not contagious. Those affected by Lupus can have mild to life-threatening symptoms/damage. 90% of those affected by Lupus are women. However, African-American women are three times more likely than Caucasian women to get lupus and develop severe symptoms, with as many as 1 in every 250 affected. African-American women may also develop symptoms earlier. In addition, Lupus is two times more likely in Asian-Americans and Latina women than Caucasian women. Research estimates that at least 1.5 million Americans have lupus, though many believe the actual number may be higher.
Grace and Hope Academy has less than 70 days left to prepare for this walk. We are looking for volunteers to join us and would like to encourage our family and friends to plan to participate in this amazing event. Please go to the team page, register the family members who will participate and schedule it on your calendar.
The Grace and Hope Academy Team page is located at here.
Please register by clicking the link above or you may click the banner below:
We can’t wait to see you there!