The second annual Sault Ste. Marie Walk for Lupus is taking place this Saturday, August 6th at Bellevue Park. Registration begins at 10:00a.m., and the walk begins at noon.
Everyone is welcome, whether it’s to walk or to show support and encouragement for those walking! The walk will take approximately twenty minutes to complete, during which registrants have an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful views offered at Bellevue Park.
T-shirts are available with registration for only $2 while quantities last. Walkers are asked to wear red and white to support Lupus Ontario.
Delicious baked goods and refreshments will be available for purchase on-site. Registrants will also have an opportunity to purchase tickets for the raffle prior to the walk. Sponsors include Glassworks, Shabby Motley, Lovely Little Studio, Brohart Family Photography, Sweet Greetings, and many more!
All proceeds will support Lupus Ontario to fund patient support programs, lupus clinics, research, and education.
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that, like a self-allergy, attacks the person’s healthy cells as they would a virus. When lupus strikes, it can cause tissue damage, organ failure, and death. Each year, the number of those diagnosed with lupus increases, with the incidence of lupus now over 1:1,000 Canadians. Sufferers struggle every day with this debilitating disease of 1000 faces, in desperate need of a cure.