Group holds lupus walk in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – Some say it’s one of the world’s most unpredictable diseases, but Saturday, hundreds of people showed up to raise awareness about the fight against lupus.

It was the first ever Lupus Walk in Hampton Roads sponsored by KMK Productions. 10 On Your Side’s Anita Blanton was on hand as one of their honored guests, and there were plenty of people personally affected by the disease.

“It’s very challenging, especially when you find out you have a disease of that type of magnitude that can take over your body,” Pamela Grey told WAVY.com.

“We both know a lot of people who are affected by lupus, so we decided to put a beautiful event together to bring everyone in the seven cities together,” Kim Wimbish with KMK Productions added.

At the start of the walk, they had already raised more than $5,000 toward research for a cure for lupus. They’re already planning on walking again next year.

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