And The Grand Total Is…
As the fundraising program for the 2016 “Walk to End Lupus Now” in New York comes to an end today, I want to thank everyone again who donated, participated, walked and supported. Thanks to YOU, I am the number one individual fundraiser in New York and “Team Carfagna” is the number two highest raising team! I remember when I first started fundraising for the Lupus Foundation of America two years ago seeing the “top walkers” list and talking with my brother saying “one day my name will be up there”. Little did I know that two years later I’d be at the top of that list and almost triple my fundraising goal of this year which was $6,500. Thanks to you and your unbelievable generosity, “Team Carfagna” raised $16,782!!!!
This money goes towards advocacy programs, which I am going to start participating in once I feel better, spreading information and education to those suffering, giving support to different LFA chapters, and most importantly, funding research…research that created the first medication for lupus in over 50 years…the very medication that I am currently on…research that will one day cure lupus.
Thank you so much, and I love you all. 💜