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Sunday, May 4, 2014


In front of Minute Maid Park - Downtown Houston-501 Crawford, Houston, Texas 77002. T-shirt pick up dates and locations listed below.

The 2014 5k Walk to END Lupus NOW & 5k Run is the Lupus Foundation of America, Texas Gulf Coast Chapter's annual walk/run fundraiser. Proceeds from this event support programs such as Education and Outreach, Direct Services, Research and overall support of the lupus community in the Texas Gulf Coast Region.

Walk, Run and fundraise with supporters from the entire Texas Gulf Coast region to help the Lupus Foundation of America find a cure for lupus. Walk to END Lupus Now & 5K Run is a half day of fun with food and activities for the entire family!

Why should you participate in the 5K Walk to END Lupus Now & 5K Run?
• More than 1.5 million Americans have lupus. In Houston, over 30,000 people are living with lupus.
• The effects on individuals with lupus and their family and friends can be life diminishing, chronic and life threatening.
• Lupus is one of the most misunderstood and misdiagnosed disease, with no known cause.

Join us and help bring hope to millions of individuals affected by lupus. Get started today!
1. Register for the Walk or Run.
2. Set a personal fundraising goal. We suggest about $300, minimum.
3. Form a Team and find a creative team name. Walking with a team is much more fun and makes it easier to raise money.
4. Start raising money. Set up a personal page online to email to everyone you know. Inform everyone you communicate with, including all social networking media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and let them know you are participating in the Walk to END Lupus Now & 5K Run and ask for their support. Have your Facebook friends post the event on their wall.
5. Walk with your friends, family, team and the rest of the Texas Gulf Coast participants on May 4, 2014. Rain or shine, we’ll be there!
6. After the Walk & Run fundraising. Post your photos on your Facebook page and share your experience with all your friends. Everyone has until July 31, 2014 to continue raising funds.
7. Win Great Prizes! The top three ‘individual” fundraisers on May 4, will win prizes donated by local merchants

Parking - Street Meters are free on Sunday. Parking also available at:
Private Parking Lots-TBD


T-shirt Pick Up Dates:
* Wednesday, April 30, California Pizza Kitchen-Post Oak, 1705-A Post Oak Blvd. Houston, Texas 77056, 713-963-9262
* Thursday & Friday, May 1-2, Luke's Locker-1953 West Gray Street, Houston, Texas 77019, 713-529-0786
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