Saturday, August 4, 2012

Walk for Lupus!

I have always thought that Lupus Walks were stupid. Why? Because they hold them in the middle of the day, when most lupus patients can't (safely) participate! I still think that. That being said, the Alliance for Lupus Research is holding a walk in Washington D.C. on October 20th, and I've decided to raise a team. Will I be there? Yes. Will I be covered head to toe in sunblock, UV blocking clothes, Sunglasses, etc.? Yes. Will I actually be walking? I don't know. I don't know because lupus is an unpredictable disease. The one and only drug that works to control my disease is the one and only drug EVER invented for lupus, and I haven't been able to receive an infusion of it since I moved to MD. But I will be there, and will do the walk, in a wheelchair if necessary.

If you're in the Washington DC/MD/VA area and would like to join my team, please do so. If you are not able to do so, please feel free to donate to the team instead. 100% of the money donated goes directly to lupus research; overhead administrative costs are paid for by a separate foundation. So please, for those of us who have an incurable disease that devastates our lives and the lives of our loved ones, consider participating in some way. Please visit  Team Lupetta's (little wolf) website to join or donate.

And to those of you who have already donated, thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

Dr. Sam Hyde


  1. Sam, my family usually claims my Saturdays, so I try not to schedule them BUT it looks like we don't have a marching band competition that day, so I could probably be available if it looks like you're going to need a "peleton" to make it. I'm close, so please keep in touch. I will pray for a cloudy day.

    1. I'd love to see you there (with or without family)! I've spread the news to all 240ish of my fellow MPH students, so I think we'll get a good team together. So far we're #1 (after the corporate sponsors) in terms of fund raising!!