Collections by Michelle Brown: 6th Annual Lupus Detroit Walk for Warriors

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Sharon Harris, founder and director of Lupus Detroit, and Lupus Warrior, Francine Houston are here to talk about the 6th Lupus Detroit Walk for Warriors/ It takes place Saturday, September 1st. Walkers will gather at the New Center Park at 9AM for registration, warm-ups, and festivities before beginning the 1K walk. Lupus Detroit believes that no Lupus Warrior should have to decide between purchasing their medication and buying food for their families. Everyone needs assistance from time to time. Lupus Detroit offers emergency financial assistance grants in addition to awareness and advocacy events. The fundraising goal for this year's walk is $50,000. Participants can form teams or just walk with others. The registration fee is $20 for Walkers over 12 years of age. Sharon Harris is the founder of Lupus Detroit. Shortly after graduating from FAMU, she was diagnosed with lupus. She not only lives with Lupus but thrives and provides support an encouragement for others living with this chronic autoimmune disease. Francine Lakeisha Houston is a lupus survivor. She wrote a book for people with lupus called “Lupus Journey”. A multitalented individual who enjoys fashion, graphic/media and writing, she has founded two businesses. She has a bachelor’s degree in communication design and associate 's degrees in applied graphic design and fashion design. from College for Creative Studies.

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