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‘Walk to End Lupus’ taking place on Sunday

(Photo Courtesy/Mike Beiermeister) Rachel Quaine walks with her father at Bay View Park on Friday afternoon.

Alpena, Mich. — With some pretty decent weather coming our way this weekend, a walk is a perfect way to get outside and enjoy the Sunrise Side, and what can make a walk brighter is walking for a cause.

The community will gather at Bay View Park for a walk to end Lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that affects the skin joints and organs. This is the first year of the walk.

Event organizer Rachel Quaine hopes to raise awareness, and funding for the disease she knows all to well.

“I have Lupus, I was diagnosed about 17 years ago, so I just thought that it would be a cool thing to do to bring awareness,” said Quaine.

The walk takes place on Sunday at noon. Meet by the Bay View bandshell. Be sure to wear purple and show your support on this mile walk through the park.

“Any type of funding we can get donations or anything to the Lupus Foundation to help it aid and research would help me also,” said Quaine.