VERONA, WI – on Friday, May 16, it was “Put on Purple Day” at Cleary Building Corp. in an effort to promote lupus awareness. Cleary recently donated to the Lupus Foundation of America, on behalf of Cleary employee Pat Saunders. Saunders will be participating in the Walk to End Lupus Now event in Madison on Sept. 13. You can find Pat’s personal fundraising page at http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/PatriciaMaherSaunders/walk-to-end-lupus-now—madison to make a donation.
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. It can affect the skin, joints, kidneys, brain, and other organs. The underlying cause of autoimmune diseases is not fully known. SLE is much more common in women than men. It may occur at any age, but appears most often in people between the ages of 10 and 50.