My name is Helena Alexander, and I am a celebrity for lupus. I was diagnosed with lupus over 32 years ago and made it my mission to educate the world about this disease.
I created The Helena Alexander Lupus Awareness Foundation to promote awareness in my city of New Orleans, and around world.
In 2017, we had our inaugural 3-Mile Walk that grabbed the attention of local news outlets, local businesses and members of the lupus community. We had over 300 people in attendance.
In the three years since, the walk continues annually growing in attendance.
The "I Am A Celebrity for Lupus Affirmation Statement " :
I love and approve of myself.
I am to a gift to the world.
I will not waste my time on self-pity and sadness.
I am comforted by the presence of my ancestors.
A CELEBRITY of LUPUS