Sea of purple for annual Lupus Walk for a Cure

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – It was a sea of purple today at I.C. Norcom High School for the 3rd annual Hampton Roads Lupus walk for a cure.

The morning started with a walk, which was followed by a number of different performances from dance groups and comedians.

Event organizers say their goal for the event was to bring awareness to the disease and celebrate life.

Kim Wimbish, event coordinator, said, “Now that they see us having fun and promoting it and talking about it, its like it’s easier for them to come out and speak on it now. Because a lot of the women that I’ve found, it’s not just them affected by it. it’s their mothers, sisters, grandmothers, its through the family.”

77 people who have fought lupus were also honored at the event.