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 2012 Walk for Lupus Now - Georgia Chapter E-Newsletter

Teen Walkers Making a Difference


15 Year Old Asks for Community Support

Natalie and Robin
Natalie and her mom, Robin

Natalie Bates was diagnosed with lupus three years ago refusing to let lupus stop her from living her life. With a $5000 goal, Natalie has already raised over $1500 with creative fundraising ideas for her team, The Purple Warriors. Natalie was recently featured in the Marietta Daily Journal.


Click here to read her story. 


Teen Raises Funds to Honor

Hope Collett
Hope and her collection can

Her Mom

Hope Collett carries a collection can throughout the school day  raising funds for the Walk for Lupus Now. Inspired by her mother, Stacie Collett, our Cherokee Support Group Leader who was diagnosed with lupus in 2005, Hope has already raised over $190 with her container. Hope and Stacie are also raising funds selling hand knitted hats and scarves.


Click here to visit Team JustHope's webpage.


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Actor, Comedian, and Musician Nick Cannon Diagnosed with Lupus Nephritis 

Nick Cannon
Nick Cannon with immediate Past LFA Chair
Karen Evans

Originally posted at LFA, National
During an appearance on ABC-TV's Good Morning America, actor, comedian, and musician Nick Cannon announced that he has lupus-related kidney disease, called lupus nephritis. 


 Tips from top walkers
Rob Murphy - Team Murphy

  • Ask local merchants for $25 gift cards for incentives to motivate your walkers.
  • If you reach your fund raising goal, consider making it higher. Visitors to your page will give more to help you reach your goal.

Adam Goldberg - Team ARCO

  • Make a personal donation to show potential donors that you are supporting the walk.
  • Ask for a specific amount. Your donors may not know what the "average" donor gives.
  • Ask those closest to you to forward your email to their contacts.


Lupus Teleconferences 

LUPUS: Learn from the Experts
Don't miss this opportunity to learn new information from the comfort and privacy of home. Each event lasts just one hour and is accessible via a toll-free number and/or online. Participate in several or just the one that most interests you.
Lupus and the Kidneys
Presented by Michael Madaio, MD
Member, LFA Georgia Chapter Medical Advisory Board
Friday, March 23rd at 11:00 AM


Pregnancy and Fertility

Presented by Eliza Chakravarty, M.D., M.S.

Thursday, April 19th at 2:00 PM

Register for the webinar


Register Today for the Walk
We Walk to  Inspire, to Make a Change and
to Find a Cure!
 Faces of Hope
2012 Walk for Lupus Now
April 28, 2012 
Piedmont Park, Atlanta

In This Issue
Teen Walkers Making a Difference
Nick Cannon Diagnosed with Lupus
Tips from Top Walkers
Teleconference Series
New Support Groups
2012 Top Teams
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Support Groups
in New Communities


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Save These Dates


Lupus and the Kidneys Teleconference

Friday, March 23, 2012

11 AM - 12 PM


Pregnancy and Fertility Teleconference

Thursday, April 19th
2-3 PM


6th Annual Walk for Lupus Now

Piedmont Park, Atlanta


April 28, 2012



Congratulations to Our Top Fundraisers!


2012 Top Walkers

Adam Goldberg


Kathi Caldwell


Monica Witt-Ellis


Rozlynn Gordon


Jennifer Tillery



2012 Top Teams

Team ARCO - Building for a Cure


Bonnie's Hot Mess


Team Mandy


Wendi's Warriors


 Lupus Matters



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