Walk for Lupus moved to Palmerston for 2015 event

The Amazing Lupies are hosting their first annual Walk for Lupus on Saturday, May 30 in Palmerston.

Walk coordinator Susie Davidson is urging everyone  to participate in walking the route or sponsoring someone who is setting out to complete the walk.

   Registration starts at 10am at the Frank Lambier Legion at 340 Daly Street in Palmerston with the walk expected to get under way closer to 10:45am. Refreshments will be provided for the walkers and available by donation for anyone else. A vendors’ sale will continue throughout the afternoon ending at 3pm.  A silent auction table will be filled with items for bidding.

All proceeds will go to Lupus Ontario. Visit www.walkforlupus.ca to register or make a donation. Every donation of $20 or more is eligible for a tax receipt.

The local Walk for Lupus originated in Clifford through Connie Murray who was diagnosed with the affliction six years ago.  Lupus Ontario describes Lupus as an auto immune disease, a type of self allergy that attacks its own body tissues. The local group of people with Lupus were affectionately referred to as Lupies. After five years of raising money and bringing their disease into the spotlight, this group is known as “the Amazing Lupies.”

Everyone is encouraged to stop by on Saturday and join their cause.

For more information contact Davidson at 519-807-7525.