Virtual Lupus Loop & Walk to End Lupus Now Eastern PA

In Memory of Wendy Dion

Thank you in advance for your donation to the Lupus Loop 2020. When Wendy decided to cease dialysis treatments in April, she knew she had at most two weeks to live. With all her ailments that stemmed from lupus, it was the calciphylaxis that caused her to give up. This horrible consequence of dialysis and Coumadin caused large, excruciatingly painful sores covering both lower legs. When she had to use a wheelchair to go to dialysis, she said that was it. Fentanyl patches and oxycodone made the last few days bearable enough that she could tell us her final wishes, one of which is that we continue walking at the Lupus Loop as we have done for the past 27 years.  She died at age 53 on Monday, April 13, thankfully only four days after her last dialysis. The last hours were peaceful with her family by her side. In spite of Covid-19, Sandy, Ed, Ginny and I were there as well. She leaves a husband, Rich, four children - Zach, Eric, Casey, and Noah, and three grandchildren, Lyla, Trent, and Levi. We will miss her.

Lou and Ginny Ackler Team Co-captains

Sandy and Ed Dennis








We're taking part in the 29th Annual Virtual Lupus Loop 5K Run and 2.5 Mile Walk to End Lupus Now® on October 10, 2020.  Join us and discover the power you have to help end lupus!

The money we raise helps the Lupus Foundation of America, Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter in their mission toto improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus through programs of research, education, support and advocacy. This is especially supportive for the 40,000+ individuals living with the challenges of lupus in the Philadelphia Tri-State area.

You can make a difference in the continued effort to find the causes of and cure for lupus through locally funded research and advocacy efforts.Click on the Chapter Home link above to find more information on lupus and how you can help us solve the cruel mystery of lupus.

Together, we are making an impact today to fulfill the needs of people affected by lupus, while creating a better future for them and future generations.


Please support our team in our fundraising efforts for the 29th Annual Lupus Loop! All donations are 100% tax deductible. Click "Donate Now" to make an online donation. Thank you!


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