October 19, 2009

Scenes from the LFA, Mid-South Chapter's Walk for Lupus Now Event

On Saturday, September 12, the Lupus Foundation of America, Mid-South Chapter hosted its Walk for Lupus Now in Nashville at the beautiful and historic Centennial Park. The event began at 3 p.m. with live music from 5 of Nashville's best young musicians. Healthy snacks and drinks were donated by many area businesses. The Walk also featured children's activities, door prizes, free massages and more.

The Twilight Walk began at 5 p.m. with a parade of more than 60 teams which followed the park's paved path around the sunken flower garden, past the unique duck pond and the towering Parthenon. The finale of the event was lightning the Parthenon purple to help raise lupus awareness. Many of the walk's 650 participants returned to the Parthenon to view the majestic building lit purple for the first time in Nashville's history. It was a moving and extremely powerful statement (see pictures below).

The event was highlighted on a local TV station and the Chapter Walk Coordinator, Mary Self, shared the important purposes of the Walk for Lupus Now Nashville: to celebrate living well with lupus; to raise awareness for the disease; and to raise funds for research, programs, services and education.

Picture 1 of the Parthenon

Picture 2 of the Parthenon

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