October 15, 2007

Lupus is “Going to the Dogs!”

So I recently became aware of another lupus-related blog that I wanted to share with you. It’s pretty cool, and it has a fun and creative twist. The blog, A Woman, A Wheaten, and a (very long) Walk, is written from the viewpoint of a dog. A Wheaten terrier named Landis to be exact.

Yes, you read that correctly.

Florida’s Cindy Coney – who has lupus – and her one year old Wheaten terrier Landis are taking on lupus by walking 916 miles around their neighborhood to raise money for lupus research. They intend to complete this impressive feat by March 10, 2008.

Why 916 miles, and why by March 10, 2008? Well, it’s 916 miles from their home in Tampa, Florida to the steps of Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. And on March 10, 2008, the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) will host its annual Advocacy Day, by having hundreds of lupus patients and their families visit their senators and representatives in DC to inform them about lupus, and to ask for their support.

Already a few weeks into this endeavor, Landis has “pawed” several blog entries. Landis knows first-hand how important lupus, and all efforts to find a cure for lupus, are to his mom, Cindy. After all, she’s on the Board of Directors for the LFA.

Definitely follow their progress on Landis’ blog. And if you’re able to offer any financial support, you can do so here.

We wish Landis and Cindy much success!

Until next time …

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