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Burlington Members Walk for Lupus

Burlington Members Walk for Lupus
Story by Terrina Williams

This past fall, members from New Jersey Conference’s Burlington church participated in the Lupus Foundation of America Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter’s 23rd annual Lupus Loop 5K Run & 2.5 Mile Walk. The church group, who call themselves Terrina’s Trailblazers, also collected monetary support for the important cause, and made the experience part of their church’s Make a Difference Day.

2014 Lupus Loop picture in groupLupus is a chronic and autoimmune disease that affects 1.5 million Americans and at least 5 million people worldwide, and there is no cure. The Burlington members say they took action to broaden lupus awareness and to inspire other Seventh-day Adventist churches to do the same.

Miguel Brown, one of the Trailblazer teammates says, “It’s great to see people come together to share in finding a cure for lupus. Many people who have loved ones and friends with lupus came together for the walk as a cohesive unit to initiate change.”

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