Nobody attends Walk for Lupus

Carter Haydu
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But organizers still optimistic

Chris and Marianne Weber stand in Crescent Park for the annual Walk for Lupus, which didn't actually attract any walkers, but the couple still hope to raise awareness of the disease.

Unfortunately, the Walk for Lupus at Crescent Park on Saturday did not draw as large of numbers as organizer Chris Weber would have hoped.

In fact, only he and his wife Marianne showed up.

“I guess there’s a lot going on, and this is the first nice batch of weather we’ve had,” Chris told the Times-Herald about he things there was a lack of attendance for the weekend Lupus stroll.

However, Chris was not discouraged by Saturday and said it was only part of an ongoing effort to raise money towards Lupus SK Society, as well as awareness of the disease that has inflicted Marianne for a long time.

“My wife has had lupus for 35 years.”

According to Marianne, lupus is a chronic condition that can impact a person in many different ways, from skin rash to fever, internal organ problems to issues with one’s nervous system.

For more on this story, read an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Times-Herald, Walk for Lupus, Lupus SK Society

Geographic location: Crescent Park

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