Skip To My Lupus, Inc. was founded in September 2006 in Augusta, GA. The Christian non-profit is the brain-child of a mother-daughter duo living with lupus. The organization garnered the support of the City of Augusta and received a Proclamation from Mayor Deke Copenhaver in October 2006. Our mission is to bring a positive change in the lives of people with auto-immune diseases.
Dean of Augusta State University, Dr. William Bloodworth introduced the organization to the city in November 2006.
In September 2007, the organization held its first anniversary banquet and tribute to Senator Ed Tarver, who was the keynote speaker.
Since March 2008, Skip To My Lupus, Inc. has participated in Lupus Day on Capitol Hill, held annually at the Senate. In March 2008, the organization brought the PPA (Partnership for Prescription Assistance) bus to the city of Augusta for the first time.
Skip To My Lupus, Inc. partnered with Shepeard Blood Centers in June 2009 and held a blood drive to support local hospitals.
The organization was recognized in the Augusta Chronicle and the Columbia County News Times for assisting a local high school senior's Final Project, which grew into Augusta's first “Walk For Lupus,” held at Patriots Park in June 2010.
The city of Augusta experienced their first Mall Walk in August 2011 when Skip To My Lupus, Inc. held “Walk For Lupus Mall Walk.” The first event of its kind for the city!
In May 2012, the organization expanded into South Carolina, and set up base in Columbia, SC. We now serve the midlands and Ft. Jackson area.
For World Lupus Day, May 10, 2013, Skip To My Lupus, Inc., Army and Air Force Exchange Services, and Wells Fargo bank hosted in “Purple For A Purpose,” held in the Post Exchange on Fort Jackson Army base.
In 2014, Skip To My Lupus, Inc. hosted a Lupus Testimonial Banquet and Comedy Show at the NCO Club at the Fort Jackson Army Base.
In 2015, Skip To My Lupus, Inc. turned the fountain at Five Point purple--the color of Lupus awareness.
The organization held the Lupus Walk at Earlwood Park in 2016. The South Carolina Philharmonic provided classical music accompaniment.
On April 29, 2017 we will hold "Dancing For a Cure," a 70's theme party at the Hilton Columbia Center in Downtown Columbia, SC. Buffet and Cash Bar will be catered by Ruth Chris Steakhouse and 101.3 The Big DM's DJ Prince Ice will be spinning your favorite Oldies But Goodies.
B.A. Sociology, Augusta State University
United States Army
United Way Citizens Advisory Board
Forbes CEO Network
American Legion Post 12
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 10
Experience Alumni Advisory Board
Georgia Court Appointed Special Advocate
B.A. Communications, Columbia College
Army and Air Force Exchange.
Northeast Correspondent. Certified Medical Assistant
MBA Business Administration, Colorado Technical University
B.S. Education, Augusta State University
Retired from the Richmond County Board of Education
Treasurer of Hispanic-American Cultural Association
B.S. Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
M.S. Management, Troy State University
Retired from the United States Marine Corps
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity