By Tharan Leopold, Executive Director
A friend of mine was recently describing the amount of time and energy his two teenagers had invested as volunteer stagehands in a local community theatre production. He delved into the dedication and commitment it took for everyone, himself included as a cast member, to pull together all elements of the play -- from lighting to costumes to scene construction to ticket sales -- before opening night. If you’ve been involved in any type of theatre production, and even if you haven’t, you likely know what you’re witnessing on stage is a fraction of the effort.
Similarly, the staff and Board of Directors of Lupus Link Minnesota have been working steadily “behind the curtain” to complete numerous tasks and details for the launch of Lupus Link Minnesota, including this first e-news edition of The Link!
YOU – as someone who lives with lupus or a related autoimmune disease, as a caregiver, as a family member or friend, as a practitioner – are the reason we exist and why we keep striving each day to end these invisible diseases. YOU are the reason we will continue to work hard to keep disease awareness front and center. YOU are the reason why we continue to champion for research advancements and knowledge. YOU are the reason we remain committed to the lupus cause here in Minnesota!
But we can’t do it alone. We need YOU to help in any way imaginable. As a volunteer, as a walk participant, as a donor, as an advocate for the lupus cause, as a host for a third-party fundraiser -- all these link us together, united for the cause.
The stage is ready. Can we count on you to help?
Welcome to Lupus Link Minnesota!