Hello! Thank you for your support! :)
Chronic illnesses disrupt your entire life. I was officially diagnosed with Sjögren’s (pronounced SHOW-grins) 2 years ago in November, but have had symptoms that impacted my physical and mental health for the past 7 years. Sjögren’s is a systemic autoimmune disease that affects the entire body, and symptoms can include extensive dryness, profound fatigue, chronic pain, major organ involvement, neuropathies, and lymphomas. Current medications help mitigate the symptoms, but don't treat the disease.
While this condition has affected my career and daily life in a big way, exercise and other life-altering changes have enabled me to slowly work towards stable health, and the future is again looking bright. I would love for you to partner with me and join my team for the Sjögren’s West Coast Walk. Donating ANY dollar amount helps advance important research about the disease and how to treat it. Here is some information about how your donation will be used:
Our West Coast walk is competing against New York and New England. The opening ceremony takes place over Zoom, and you walk where you are, so participation is easy. If you register then donate 50 dollars, you get a Sjögrens t-shirt to wear the day of the walk. I would LOVE to have your support, as well as any friends and family members who you think would enjoy learning about this condition and walking in support with me. Business Sponsorship opportunities are also available. I hope to "see" you there!
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