During a recent Council meeting, Councilor Campbell held a special presentation to highlight the campaign. The walk is the largest lupus walk program in the world, bringing communities together to raise money for lupus research, increase awareness of the disease and rally public support for those who suffer from its impact.
“Lupus is a debilitating autoimmune disease that affects 1.5 million Americans and 5 million people worldwide. Though it can strike anyone, it primarily affects women of color at much higher rates than everyone else, and is the leading cause of death among this group,” said Councilor Campbell. Lupus symptoms vary widely and can range from mild to life-threatening. There is no known cure for the disease.
The Boston City Council proclaimed Saturday, October 19, 2019 to be “Walk to End Lupus Now Day” in the City of Boston. For more information on the Lupus Foundation of America and this year’s Walk to End Lupus Now, visit lupus.org.