Why do you run or walk?

For nineteen years the Lupus Race for Life has brought families and Southern Californians together for one cause--supporting those with lupus.  A common thread among many is they know someone who has lupus--some walk, some run and others run/walk.  
Once you meet someone with this disease you will soon find they are brave, resilient and stronger than most.  We celebrate their courage each year.  
The great part of this event is the camaraderie among attendees and guests.  For many it is an annual event they won't miss--the pancake breakfast helps make it appealing too!  
Some are able to show their loved one how much they care by participating, donating and for others, it's a way to remember those who have passed away from lupus.  
We want to hear from you. Tell us your story and we will publish maximum 1500 words and 4 photos.  Email ckelly1121@aol.com to submit your story today!