An estimated 65,000 Illinois residents struggle with the unpredictable,
often disabling and life-altering impact of lupus
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PRURGENT
WHO: Lupus survivors, their families, friends, and hundreds of supporters of people living with lupus.
Representatives from the Lupus Society of Illinois (LSI), the Midwest’s leading non-profit health organization dedicated to supporting lupus patients today while working to find the causes and cure for lupus.
WHAT: Lupus survivors, their families and friends, and hundreds of supporters, walkers and cheering spectators will join representatives from the LSI during the organization’s 14th Annual Western Suburbs Illinois Lupus Walk. This fun, family-friendly 1 mile or 3 mile walk/run begins at the Naperville Riverwalk in Naperville. Illinois Lupus Walks, the largest gatherings of the lupus community in the area, provide an opportunity for the lupus community to meet and raise awareness about lupus.
Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that causes inflammation, tissue damage and can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). Lupus is difficult to diagnose and there is no cure to this often disabling disease.
All registered participants, for the Western Suburban Illinois Lupus Walk, will receive an official Illinois Lupus Walk t-shirt, post-event snack and more! Adult registration is $25 prior to event; $30 day-site; and $10 for children 12 and under. Participants can walk as individuals or as part of a team. Event activities include music, kids’ face painting, raffle prizes and games. Prizes are given to participants raising $100 and more.
Last year, more than 450 West Suburban Illinois Lupus Walk participants raised $49,000. All proceeds benefit LSI’s programs, services and research to support those affected by lupus.
WHEN: Saturday, August 10, 2019
Registration opens at 9:00 a.m.
Walk begins promptly at 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Grand Pavilion, Naperville Riverwalk ( 912 Honorary Sindt Memorial Ct ) Naperville