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The Lupus Colorado Community Walk

We've Gone Virtual!
We are so excited to virtually host our Lupus Community Walk!  

In light of the new wave of COVID-19 infections, we have made the decision to move our walk to a virtual event. We want the day to be safe for all our participants, so please join us from a local park or your home!
We are so excited to virtually host our Lupus family!  

What makes our walk unique:
Every dollar raised at the Lupus Colorado Community walk stays in the State of Colorado to benefit local families. By participating in this event, you are directly impacting fellow Coloradans living with this debilitating disease. We have been busy helping lupus patients and their families get through the COVID-19 pandemic. We need the funds raised in this walk to continue to provide HELP for TODAY and HOPE for TOMORROW!

Event Information:
We are excited to bring this year's walk to your home virtually! We will mail out walk shirts before the walk so you can celebrate with us in spirit on walk day. Please take selfies and tag us on social media! We encourage our walk participants to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at a local park!

However you decide to celebrate with us, please remember to wear your masks and socially distance! Your safety is important to us!

Build Your Team:
We encourage you to invite friends and family to join your team and help you FUNdraise. Fundraising incentives will be given for individuals who reach the $500 and $1,000 fundraising milestones.  

A prize will also be given the Top Fundraising Team and Top Individual Fundraiser. Show your team spirit in your selfies as prizes are given for the Best Selfie and Most Creative Team Name!

Questions about the walk or how to register:  Contact Eden at: eden@lupuscolorado.org or 303-597-4050.


2020 Lupus Colorado Community Walk
Date: September 19, 2020

To sponsor our walk or questions about the walk: Please CLICK HERE for our sponsorship packet or for a customized sponsorship please contact Eden Van Essen at
Eden@lupuscolorado.org or 303-597-4050

We can’t wait to virtually walk with you!

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As a state leader in autoimmune health, Lupus Colorado is taking significant measures to do our part to support our constituents and the community regarding the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Colorado. As this pandemic evolves, it’s affecting all aspects of our community. Our goal throughout this time will be to protect our staff, volunteers and visitors along with enhance our support of medical and personal needs for lupus families.

 One of our most important programs is providing financial assistance to our Lupus families. In response to the numerous calls we have been receiving from our Lupus Community, our Board has made the decision to both expand and condense the process of our Emergency Assistance Program for the next 60 days. If you are a Lupus patient or caregiver and are in immediate need of help for groceries, medicine, delivery services, or personal transportation, please contact our Program Director at Eden@lupuscolorado.org. If you need assistance for utilities, please contact our Patient Advocate at Kesha@lupuscolorado.org.

Our strategy also includes preventing exposure through protective and proactive social distancing measures and adhering to the advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to reduce the rate of exposure to the virus and mitigate the risk for related illness, especially for our lupus warriors, caregivers and others living with chronic disease. For more information on Lupus and COVID-19 along with additional resources, please go to our research partner, the Lupus Research Alliance at https://www.lupusresearch.org/coronavirus-disease-info-for-people-with-lupus/ .

Given the seriousness of the situation, Lupus Colorado has put in place the following administrative guidelines that may affect you: As of Monday, March 16, the Lupus Colorado office will be closed until Monday, April 13. Our staff and volunteers will be working remotely to meet your needs. We will revisit the situation as appropriate and inform you of any updates. All Living Well with Lupus classes and Leadership training will be postponed until the summer. All committee meetings will be held via phone or Zoom video conferencing. If you are on our Walk Committee or had a planned meeting with staff, you will be contacted with further instructions. If you have an outstanding and completed application for assistance or utility funding, please be assured we are working to process your completed application within one business day.

We are indebted to our donors and sponsors, especially at this time. You have enabled us to continue our mission and serve the Lupus Community. Your support is critical now more than ever. Please donate to our expanded efforts to assist those at great risk for this disease. With the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in our State, we need to help the most vulnerable of our community.

 Inez Robinson,
MNMLupus Colorado CEO

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Our mission is to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus and to promote efforts for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure of lupus. Lupus Colorado was established in 1972 for the purpose of providing support, education and training to everyone that is affected by lupus.