Indianapolis to Walk to End Lupus Now™
Lindsey Monroe, WTHR Meteorologist will Emcee, New VIP Patient Tent
The 12th Annual Indianapolis 2018 Walk to End Lupus Now™ presented by the Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter is scheduled for Saturday, September 29, at Historic Military Park and Downtown Canal Walk. This familiar venue is centrally-located, with free parking this year offered by IUPUI Parking Services. Sponsors of this year’s WTELN include Eli Lilly, Duke Energy, and Kroger.
Lindsey Monroe, WTHR Meteorologist, will emcee the event. In addition, DJ Rusty Redenbacher of Mudkids will be providing the soundtrack for the day, and Andre “The Beast” Crayton will lead the warm up before the Walk begins at noon.
Hot dogs/brats, popcorn/chips, slushies, and lupus merchandise will be available to purchase. We are also welcoming exhibitors this year to share products and services with our 1,000+ Walkers. The Kid Zone will be a blast as children enjoy the bounce house and face-painting! Walkers can stroll the 1-mile route or walk the 3-mile route along the Canal and alongside the many cultural attractions of downtown Indianapolis.
The purpose of this event is to raise money for lupus research, increase awareness of lupus, and rally public support for those who suffer the brutal impact of this chronic, autoimmune disease. There is no fee to walk this year, however participants are encouraged to register and fundraise early to receive their fundraising t-shirt on Walk day!
Check-in and day-of registration for the Walk begins at 10:30 a.m. followed by the Walk scheduled for noon. Each individual who raises at least $100 or more earns a 2018 commemorative Walk to End Lupus Now™ t-Shirt.
The Lupus Foundation of America estimates that 1.5 million Americans and 36,000 Hoosiers have a form of lupus. Although lupus can strike men and women of all ages, 90 percent of individuals diagnosed with the disease are women. Most people develop lupus between the ages of 15 and 44. Moreover, two out of three lupus patients reported a complete or partial loss of their income because they are no longer able to work full time due to complications of lupus.
For more information on the Indianapolis Walk, becoming a sponsor, walker, exhibitor, or volunteer visit www.lupusindiana.org
About the Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter
The Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter is part of a national force devoted to solving the cruel mystery of lupus while providing caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact. We work with local health professionals and volunteers to provide information and programs to provide answers to people with lupus and their families. We rally support for those who are affected by lupus and advocate on their behalf. In addition, we raise money to support research and education programs so those affected by lupus can have an improved quality of life. For more information, visit www.lupusindiana.org or call 800.948.8806.