Captain: Michael Rankin
Connection to lupus: Michael’s sister, Jeanne, lives with lupus
First Loop: 2002
Why you may recognize Team Jeanne: This team dresses up each year- whether Superheros, Harry Potter or Star Wars characters, Team Jeanne makes their presence known with a dedicated ensemble costume and speedy runners!
Fitness has also kept Jeanne going despite many challenges living with lupus. She ran her first 5K at the 2007 Loop! Says Jeanne: “In 2007, it hit me: RUN and FINISH the Lupus Loop with my team. This motivated me to talk with my doctors and start running again (1999 Doctors told me no more running). I started slowly learning not only to run but to listen to my body instead of fearing it. My doctors were astonished with the improvements in my health. My depression virtually disappeared, and I started living life instead of dreaming about it from a hospital bed.”
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