Finding a Cure for Lupus Maya is one of the wonderful patients here at Town N Country. Her parents are Jeff and Susan Corbett. Susan has been diagnosed with Lupus, and in 2010 Susan founded Susan’s Wings 4 Hope. In the early years, the organization served as a team to take part in the Walk to End Lupus Now. However as the years passed, the organization evolved into something more.
Today Susan’s Wings 4 Hope has become a name synonymous with “lupus thrivers” here in Burlington and Greensboro. Susan says, “I choose not to believe I am surviving this disease but rather that I am thriving with it!” Many of Susan’s supporters consider the Walk to End Lupus a highlight of their year.
This year’s walk is scheduled for Sunday April 19th on Centennial Campus at NC State University. Last year, 50 people who supported Susan’s Wings 4 Hope turned out for the walk, and it’s hoped that the number will be even higher this year.
Susan’s doggie Maya has found a practical way to help her mommy’s fight this year – she has established a web page to help raise money for Susan’s Team. ALL the money raised goes to help support the activities of the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter (LFA,NC).
A tendency for thinking of good ideas must run in the family. Susan says, “Jeff and I are
extremely active in the LFA,NC, and in October 2014 I received their “Champion of the Year” award for my advocacy and fundraising efforts. “
Go here to help Maya get the word out to the community!
If you can participate in the Walk or support someone who is, you will be helping to raise awareness and eventually find a cure for Lupus. “As I tell people all the time,” confides Susan, “there is no contribution to Susan’s Wings 4 Hope that is too small. “
Another way you might choose to support Lupus Thrivers is through the 2nd Annual Paint for Lupus fundraiser that’s in partnership with The Painter’s Roost on Huffman Mill Road scheduled for Sunday March 15th from 2-5 p.m.
Last year’s event raised $500. To participate, donors pay $40 per person – and have everything provided so participants go home with their own original painting. If you’re interested, please let us know, and we’ll pass the word along to Susan. With your help, a cure for Lupus is one step closer.