Walking the World Purple is an annual event where awareness is raised, parnerships are created, friendships are made, and support is given all for one common cause and that is to fight Lupus "One Day at a Time". Through the direction of Colors of Lupus Nevada several families/friends, local businesses, and poloticians are able to come together on this night to raise awareness for an illness that is very misunderstood but yet affects over 13,000 Nevadans. This isn't a common 5K race you set your own pace, whatever your body can endure is what you walk because we are walking around a school track; if 1 lap is all you have, 1 lap is all you walk. We walk at night when the sun goes down because Lupus Warriors suffer from photosensitivity and are affected by the UV rays in the sun; therefore we try to avoid it at all costs. Walk as one or walk as a team, everyone is welcome. Awards will be given for the largest team formed, the best named team, and the largest charitable donation collected (additional monies are able to be collected and donated on behalf of an individual or an entire team).
Vendor booths, food trucks, alternative services, raffles and entertainment will also be onsite throughout the event.