“This has been one of the hardest decisions of my life, but I feel that my energy, resources and time need to shift toward research and finding a cure”
PORTLAND, OR, November 20, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — It’s been a long journey for Molly McCabe – Co-Founder of Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus. It’s a journey that took her from creating one of the first lupus focused support organizations in the Northwest, to the halls of the Oregon State Legislature and even the national stage as a spokesperson for the fight against lupus.
Today, after 10 years of dedicated service – Molly McCabe moves on from her namesake organization, resigning from the board of directors, and daily involvement with Molly’s Fund.
“This has been one of the hardest decisions of my life, but I feel that my energy, resources and time need to shift toward research and finding a cure,” noted McCabe. “Molly’s Fund will continue providing support at the local level in Portland, maintaining their social media network and raising awareness about the debilitating disease of lupus in the Northwest, and I wish them the absolute best.”
McCabe was diagnosed with lupus, an autoimmune disease that causes the body to do damage to itself with its own anti-bodies. When Molly was diagnosed with Lupus in 2006 there was very little known about the disease, it took numerous doctors to find the reason for her chronic pain, inflammation, intense sickness. Out of this painful and frustrating struggle for a lupus diagnosis, Molly focused on creating a resource for others like her. Molly’s mother, Debbie and Molly, founded Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus, an organization dedicated to raising awareness about the disease.
Molly is now excited about focusing her future efforts to raise awareness about early detection, to get the medical community more familiar with the signs, symptoms and diagnosis steps of the disease and focus on finding a cure. “My mission is now entirely focused on finding a cure, working with national organizations, researchers and medical experts. I remain committed to the lupus community, and this is where I need to be,” noted McCabe.
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