Chicago Red Stars Will Wear Lupus Awareness T-Shirts During Warm-Ups Saturday

Chicago, Il. – Chicago Red Stars midfielder, and Lupus Foundation of America, Illinois Chapter advocate, Shannon Boxx will be leading the Walk to End Lupus Now™ event in Chicago’s Western suburbs on Saturday, August 10.  The walk features 1 and 3 mile routes along the Naperville Riverwalk and begins at 9am.

The Chicago Red Stars have partnered with the Lupus Foundation of America, Illinois Chapter to raise awareness for the event. The Foundation and lupus supporters will attend the Red Stars match this Saturday, August 3, when Chicago takes on Seattle Reign FC at 6 p.m. at Village of Lisle – Benedictine University Sports Complex. All Red Stars players and select staff will wear lupus awareness t-shirts during team warm-ups that day to further bring awareness to the cause.

Boxx, a veteran of the U.S. Women’s National Team and three-time Olympic gold-medalist, revealed publicly in 2012 that she was living with lupus. Since then she has become an avid spokesperson for the cause and has worked nationally to raise awareness for the mysterious disease.

Funds raised at the Walk to End Lupus Now event will benefit the Lupus Foundation of America, Illinois Chapter’s mission to improve the diagnosis and treatment of lupus, support individuals and families affected by the disease, increase awareness of lupus among health professionals and the public, and find the causes and cures and the Chicago Red Stars are proud to partner in this mission.

Learn more about the walk at www.lupuswalkil.org or visit the Lupus Foundation of America, Illinios Chapter’s website at www.lupusil.org.

Stay tuned to www.chicagoredstars.com for further details or follow the team on twitter @chicagoredstars and on facebook.com/chicagoredstars.


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