Date Details: Saturday, September 5, 2015 — 9:00 am - Evening
What's better than skydiving? Skydiving for a cause!!!
This year Midwest Freefall is teaming up with Valinda Mitchell and the Leap For Lupus Foundation to help find a cure! You can make a tandem skydive for free by raising $500 or more for the Leap for Lupus Foundation which is easy to do. Once you've reached your goal, you'll be able to make the leap. Click HERE for more information to start your campaign!
What is Lupus?
Systemic lupus erythematosus (S.L.E.), commonly called lupus, is one of America's least recognized major diseases. Nearly 1.5 million Americans have lupus. In fact, more Americans have lupus than cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, sickle-cell anemia, and cystic fibrosis combined, making it one of this country's most prevalent medical problems.
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disorder that can affect virtually any organ of the body. In lupus, the body's immune system, which normally functions to protect against foreign invaders, becomes hyperactive, forming antibodies that attack normal tissues and organs, including the skin, joints, kidneys, brain, heart, lungs, and blood. Lupus is characterized by periods of illness, called flares, and periods of wellness, or remission.
Because its symptoms come and go and mimic those of other diseases, lupus is difficult to diagnose. There is no single laboratory test that can definitively prove that a person has this complex illness. Many patients suffer for years before getting an adequate diagnosis.
So come join us on Saturday, September 5th for an exciting day/evening of activities including a raffle, musical entertainment, benefit dinner, bon fire and more.
Stay tuned for more details and start your campaign to Leap For Lupus!
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