DETROIT - Hundreds of supporters turned out today for Lupus Detroit's 7th Annual Walk for Warriors at New Center Park.
Supporters from near and far showed up to walk and raise awareness.
The fundraising goal this year was $50K to continue support for individuals diagnosed with the autoimmune disease.
Rhonda Robertson participated in this year's walk and says she felt positively impacted. "This is my first time walking for a cause", said Robertson. "This has made me feel like I'm part of something that's truly making a difference. I have lost friends to Lupus, and I have other friends who are fighting it. I wanted to show up and show support."
Robertson says this event has given her a desire to become more involved with the Lupus Detroit organization through voluntary efforts.
Lupus Detroit was founded seven years ago by CEO, Sharon Harris, and continues to grow, making a greater impact in the community every year.
The organization offers emergency assistance to those diagnosed with Lupus, as well as grants for education, and an annual scholarship.
The event offered fun activities for all, including dancing, face painting, and raffles with great prizes.
To donate or learn more about warrior support meetings, visit www.lupusdetroit.com.