I am my sister’s keeper: Lambda Delta Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Walks for Lupus Now!

Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each other.” Carol Saline

I have been a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. since 1993. Throughout the years my sorors (sisters) of SGRho have always been extremely supportive of my battle with lupus.

About a year or so ago, my undergraduate chapter (Eta Beta) invited me to a lupus fundraiser. Seeing my little sisters involved with the cause led to my volunteering at the 2009 DC Walk for Lupus Now. In spring 2010, I formed my own team (Metamorphosis) and was joined by two of my sorors from Eta Beta and my parents. Together we raised over $1500 for the Lupus Foundation of America, DC/MD/VA (DMV) chapter. In the picture below we are joined by our soror Kassandra Kearse (2nd from the right), the Development Manager for the Lupus Foundation-DMV.

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorors at the finish line of the 2010 DC Walk for Lupus Now

I am very excited that the sorors of my current Sigma Gamma Rho chapter, the fabulous Lambda Delta Sigma Alumnae chapter of Anne Arundel County, Md. decided to form a 2010 Baltimore Walk for Lupus Now Team. The Baltimore walk is Saturday, September 25, 2010 at Druid Hill Park, Baltimore Maryland.

If you are interested in supporting the Lambda Delta Sigma Walk Team, please sign up to walk or donate at our walk page. For more information about the 2010 Baltimore Walk for Lupus Now, contact Kassandra Kearse.

The Butterfly Lesson for today is in honor of my sisters in greekdom, no matter what sorority you belong to:

“People ask why I am in a sorority and I try to explain all the things a sorority is that they cannot see. A sorority is more than letters on a sweatshirt, I say. More than traditional songs, a gold pin, rituals, and obligation, or a way of life. A sorority is learning about people, a sorority is giving without expecting a return. A sorority is earning respect from others, as well as for yourself. A sorority will not solve all your problems. But I have made good friends and found confidence there to help me take life one step at a time.” Unknown

Take care,

Katina Rae Stapleton


This is my last post for National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week . It’s been a great experience. Thanks for checking out my blog posts and all of your kind words and support.


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