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Lupus Awareness Month: Maya McCullough Honors Her Late Daughter With Inaugural Walk For Jaz’Min Lupus Charity Walk

By Tammy Reese | Saturday, May 25, 2024 | 12:30 PM ET

May is Lupus Awareness Month, a time dedicated to shedding light on a disease that impacts millions globally. Lupus, a lifelong autoimmune condition, can significantly affect daily life, yet with proper management, individuals can lead fulfilling lives. To honor Lupus Awareness Month and the memory of a young lupus warrior, Jaz’Min Boatwright, her family is proud to announce the inaugural Walk For Jaz’Min Lupus Charity Walk. Jaz’Min Boatwright bravely battled lupus before succumbing to complications of the disease on October 24, 2022, at the tender age of 11. In celebration of what would have been her 13th birthday on June 5th, her family is organizing the Walk For Jaz’Min Lupus Charity Walk on June 9th, 2024. This heartfelt event will take place at Long Branch Park (3813 Long Branch Road) in Liverpool, NY 13090, running from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST. 

The Walk For Jaz’Min aims to raise awareness about lupus and highlight the lack of resources in communities of color while honoring Jaz’Min’s legacy and passion for making a difference. The charity walk will feature a range of engaging activities, including a walk, resource offerings, and raffles, with proceeds supporting the Lupus Foundation of America. Jaz’Min Boatwright was not just a lupus warrior; she admired Harriet Tubman and was a budding entrepreneur with her jewelry creation business. Her spirit and legacy continue to inspire those who knew her and the broader community. For more information about the Walk For Jaz’Min Lupus Charity Walk or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Maya McCullough, family spokesperson, and Jaz’Min Boatwright’s mother, at 315–520–3573. 

Please view my interview with Maya McCullough below:

About the Lupus Foundation of America:

The Lupus Foundation of America is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for all people affected by lupus through programs of research, education, support, and advocacy. 

About Lupus:

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body, including the skin, joints, and organs. The disease is characterized by inflammation caused by the immune system attacking its tissues and organs, leading to symptoms such as fatigue, joint pain, and skin rashes. Lupus can affect individuals of all ages, genders, and ethnicities, and there is currently no cure. However, with proper management and treatment, many people with lupus can lead fulfilling lives. 

About Walk For Jaz’Min Lupus Charity Walk:

The Walk For Jaz’Min Lupus Charity Walk will be an annual event held in honor of Jaz’Min Boatwright, a young lupus warrior who passed away in 2022. The event aims to raise awareness about lupus, honor Jaz’Min’s memory, and support the Lupus Foundation of America through fundraising efforts. The charity walk features various activities, including a walk, resource offerings, and raffles, to engage participants and support the lupus community. For more information, visit the website.


About Tammy Reese

Owner of Visionary Minds Public Relations and Media, Tammy Reese is an award-winning writer and journalist best known for landing major interviews with Angela Bassett, Sharon Stone, Sigourney Weaver, Laurence Fishburne, Geena Davis, Billy Porter, Morris Chestnut, Nelly, Mona Scott Young, Giancarlo Esposito, Luke Evans, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Jennifer Connelly, Joseph Sikora, Meagan Good, Leon, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Phylicia Rashad, Omar Epps, Courtney Kemp, Vivica A Fox, Ryan Coogler, and so many more.

She is a proud member of ForbesBLK as well as New York Women in Film and Television.

Other articles by Tammy Reese in Vision & Purpose LifeStyle Magazine.



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