May is Lupus awareness month and our #FreightCenterSquad participated in the Walk To End Lupus Now on May 1, 2016! This event raised crucial funds to improve the quality of life for all people affected by Lupus.
The Walk to End Lupus Now was not just a walk for #TeamFreightCenter. One of our FreightCenter family members was diagnosed with this illness last year.
“I was diagnosed with lupus in December 2014. Lupus has affected my lifestyle but with my #FreightCenterFam behind me they made it easy to adapt and hope for a cure,” says FreightCenter’s Customer Care Supervisor, Lisa Torzillo,
FreightCenter has raised over $900 to support anyone affected by this disease.
Lupus is an autoimmune disease which can cause damage to any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body.) Autoimmune means your immune system can’t tell the difference between good or bad viruses/bacteria, creating auto-antibodies that attack and destroy healthy tissue. These auto-antibodies cause inflammation, pain, and damage in various parts of the body.
The event was emotional but yet very rewarding. The Lupus Foundation’s slogan is “discover your power,” and we did!
#TeamFreightCenter along with everyone else was in a sea of purple. Just like breast cancer, Lupus awareness has a purple ribbon that represents courage and endurance, while the knot symbolizes the complexity and uncertainty of the illness. #TeamFreightCenter experienced first-hand the power of the movement to end Lupus!