Walk to End Lupus

Event Date

Sun, May 15, 2016


Randolph, NJ

About This Activity

County College of Morris has partnered up with the Lupus Foundation of America to host a Walk to End Lupus to fundraise and raise awareness about this autoimmune disease.

WHERE?: County College of Morris' parking lot 1

214 Center Grove Rd, Randolph, NJ 07869

WHEN?: Sunday, May 15th registration starts at 9:00am. Walking starts at 10am

WHO?: Everyone is invited to either walk alone, with a team or spectate. There is no registration or entrance fee. Minimum donation is $1. Non-CCM students are welcomed.

HOW?: Sign up at Lupusnj.org

or http://www.firstgiving.com/lupusnj/nj-mcc-walk-to-end-lupus-now

OR you can sign up the day of the walk.

What is lupus?

Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). Chronic means that the signs and symptoms tend to last longer than six weeks and often for many years.

In lupus, something goes wrong with your immune system, which is the part of the body that fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs ("foreign invaders," like the flu). Normally our immune system produces proteins called antibodies that protect the body from these invaders. Autoimmune means your immune system cannot tell the difference between these foreign invaders and your body’s healthy tissues ("auto" means "self") and creates autoantibodies that attack and destroy healthy tissue. These autoantibodies cause inflammation, pain, and damage in various parts of the body.

We hope to see you all there!!

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