I am trying to CATCH your attention because LUPUS, a chronic, complex and prevalent autoimmune disease that affects more than 1.5 million Americans, is one of America’s least recognized MAJOR diseases and is no GAME.   It STRIKES the body’s own tissues and organs and affects mostly women and minorities.   LUPUS is very difficult to diagnose; and there are no root or SINGLE cause or cure so it will STEAL one’s health.

Let’s go to BAT together and we will be better able to MANAGE this cruel and mysterious disease.  Please PITCH-in and RUN OUT to raise lupus awareness or fundraise.  If we BASE it on our strengths and talents, we can have a BALL while helping others to become part of a level PLAYING FIELD!

Eventually, lupus research will HIT a HOME RUN and discover a cure!

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