On Saturday April 21st 2012, a sea of purple and butterflies took over Pennsylvania Avenue as thousands of supporters Walked for Lupus Now! According to the DC/Maryland/Virginia chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America, over 3500 people walked to raise awareness, show support for loved ones and raise funds of over $270,000.
After completing the walk (even though it was super short), I’m glad that I made the commitment to pull a team together and walk. I can’t even begin to describe the energy and excitement on Pennsylvania Avenue that morning. The weather was perfect and everyone was so enthusiastic about coming together to support the cause, clearly evidenced by the dance party that popped up on the street. The Nutmeg Butterflies raised over $800 and I’m grateful to everyone for coming out so early on a Saturday morning.
My mother is the reason why I decided to walk, and her being there to walk with me made it all worth it. Thank you Mum and Dad for joining the team and Dad for making sure that we stayed in our section. Thank you to all the other Nutmeg Butteflies! – Danielle, Makeda, Auntie Angie, Uncle Ed, Nikki, Keri, Tariq, Royden, Cheryl, Roxanne, Kristina, Sieaun, Lindsay and Kelly (who walked in spirit!).
Thank you to everyone who supported and made donations. We couldn’t have done it without you! If you’re interested in still making a donation, funds donated will be counted towards the walk until the end of May. Here’s the link to my donation page.
So now, here are some photos from the 2012 DC Walk for Lupus Now!
|The Nutmeg Butterflies ready to go.|
|DC Walk for Lupus Now|
|The Nutmeg Butterflies!|