GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Gwen Alexander, the 41-year-old 2012 Ambassador for the annual Lupus Walk for Hope and 5K Run, joined us today to talk about the many ways this chronic, auto-immune disease can affect a person. As an African American woman, Gwen was three times more likely than other women to be diagnosed with lupus.
The annual Walk for Hope/5K Run is a way for anyone to help raise funds for the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota, which is a non-profit dedicated to helping those diagnosed with lupus. The organization provides grants to prominent researchers in the field of lupus research and works to improve the quality of life for people affected by lupus through support groups, trainings, education, resource referrals, and individual case management.
Lupus Walk for Hope/5K Run
Saturday, September 8
9:00 a.m.: Registration
10:30 a.m.: Walk/5K starts
French Regional Park
(12650 County Road 9/Rockford Road--between 494 and 169)
Learn more at lupusmn.org.
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