J Dilla suffered for over three years with an incurable blood disease, diagnosed with lupus He continued to make great music, producing records for several artist. Unfortunaley on February 10th, 2006 he lost his fight with the disease. He will forever be remembered leaving behind a body of work which will be loved and rediscovered for years to come.
The Alliance for Lupus Research has initiated a nationwide Walk program that is designed to raise both awareness and dollars for the fight against lupus.
We’re asking all you wonderful people to help the cause by joining us. Come out and walk, sponsor a walker or team, giving a donation (even a dollar helps), volunteering at an event. You can walk alone, join a team, or even start your own walk team. Better yet, support the fight against Lupus and celebrate Dilla Dawg but starting an ALR Walkathon team of your own and naming it “J Dilla Project”.
Walk With Us! (MySpace.com/JDillaProject )
For more info on any of the above, or how to start a walk in your town, just hop on over to The Walk to Cure Lupus site.
Check in begins at 9:00 a.m.
Walk beings at 10:00 a.m.
Distance: 5k (3.1 miles)
Participants do not have to walk the entire distance to participate in the event.
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