San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Altonia Fowler-Dugar is a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and mentor who participate in many philanthropic initiatives in her community to empower women. Altonia was diagnosed in July 2011 at age 39 with systemic lupus. Her determination not to let a chronic illness dictate her plans for the future; she refused to admit that her busy lifestyle and indomitable attitude were hindering her chances for a long, productive life. Dealing with chronic anemia, constant joint pain, migraines, a butterfly rash (along with scarring) on her face, and depression it was becoming painfully obvious that she was running her body into the ground; she realized she was fighting life, instead of living it. Thus, she made it her top priority to start living well, despite lupus. The steps she took to regain her health and wellness she'd lost are outlined in her blog, http://thelupiechick.blogspot.com/ . She also shared her journey, her pain, her fears, and her tears by utilizing social media outlets (Face book, Twitter, InstaGram, & You Tube) putting a "face" to a little known disease and have kept it “real, raw, & relevant". Re-evaluating what’s really important, acknowledging stress triggers, and a new approach to diet and exercise, are just a few of the monumental, courageous steps she took to reach her goal of living well, despite lupus.
Assist Altonia, Majestic Divas, Inc., and her fellow Lupie Chicks ™ to raise critically needed funds and bring awareness for this unpredictable and life threatening disease. Every step taken and every dollar raised supports The Lupus Foundation of America’s mission of improving quality of life for all people affected by Lupus, and advancing the science and medicine of Lupus to find a cure.** No donation (amount) is too small or too large**
The Georgia Chapter’s 2013 Walk for Lupus Now will have a 2.5 mile route, beginning at the Meadow at the 10th Street entrance to Piedmont Park, opposite Grady High School. CLICK HERE to Join our team and help us raise money for lupus research and to provide patient services and support for lupus patients and their families in Georgia! ** There is no fee to join Team Lupie Chicks, but we ask that you commit to raising $100.00 to help us reach our team goal of $1,000.**
Altonia is the Founder and Executive Director of The Lupie Chick Project™, a charitable organization dedicated to raising funds to find a cure for Lupus along with bringing awareness through advocacy, and education. Altonia is also a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., The Order of Eastern Star, PHA, Founder & Executive Director of Majestic Divas, Inc., and Mahogany Girls, Inc. Altonia currently resides in Atlanta, GA with her husband, 2 children.
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Majestic Divas Inc.
Majestic Divas, Inc. is a charitable community based organization designed to empower women and young ladies through positive relationships while promoting excellence in mind (self-esteem and self-worth), body (image and nutrition), and spirit (our purpose in life). Each year Majestic Divas continues to advance its mission to create and develop a brighter tomorrow filled with confident individuals ready for success, self-independence, and purpose. Majestic Divas has chapters in Washington DC/Maryland, Atlanta, GA, & Fayetteville, NC.
Visit our website: www.majesticdivas.org