Scrapbook to help find a cure for lupus

March 10, 2012 by  

The 2nd annual Crop for Life without Lupus will be held at Harundale Presbyterian Church on May 19 from 9 am – 9 pm. Tickets cost $40 and proceeds go to the Lupus Foundation of America.

Scrapbooking is very big in the United States these days; everyone and her grandmother seems to have created at least one scrapbook filled with family memories. However, it’s not always a solitary pastime. Most scrapbookers attend at least one crop every month; that is when a group of people get together to scrapbook together.

The Crop for Life without Lupus will feature food, raffles, door prizes and, of course, several “make and take” scrapbooking opportunities. In addition there will be vendors who have scrapbook-related products such as special papers, software, cutting tools, scrapbook embellishments and stationery. Printing companies in Glen Burnie often design and sell specialty papers and stationery that are perfect for scrapbook and will possibly have representatives on hand to discuss their products.

The Lupus Foundation of America is

“dedicated to finding the causes of and cure for lupus and providing support and services to all people affected by lupus.”

It is estimated that over 1.5 million people in the United States, and 6 million worldwide, suffer from lupus and 90% of them are female. According to a report issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in May 2002, deaths due to lupus increased over a 20-year period.

It seems fitting to raise money for a disease that overwhelmingly targets women through an event featuring a craft that is mainly practiced by women.