May 1, 2014
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Colorado State’s RAMBITION is hosting a lupus awareness walk to honor the memory of Erica Johnson, the younger sister of track & field student-athlete Ashley Reid, who lost a battle to the disease last October.
The walk will take place at 12 p.m. MT on May 10 prior to the Rams’ Senior Day softball game vs. San José State at 1 p.m. The course will begin and end at the softball field, following a one-mile loop around the intramural fields.
Proud of Reid’s accomplishments, Johnson postponed her kidney biopsy last year for the opportunity to attend the MW championships in Las Vegas to watch her sister. She was later diagnosed with lupus that summer. After a grueling three-month battle, she passed on Oct. 25, 2013. Reid admired her sister’s courage and strength through it all and said Johnson never lost her sense of humor.
Lupus is an autoimmune disease with mild effects for most people, but 20,000 Americans die from it each year, 90 percent of which are women. To date there is no cure.
Admission to the walk is free, but donations are encouraged. All funds collected will go to help benefit Lupus Colorado. Free parking is available in the Moby Arena lot, west of the softball field.
About Lupus Colorado
Lupus Colorado was established in 1972 for the purpose of providing support, education and training to everyone that is affected by the disease of Lupus. Our programs and services are designed to assist people with Lupus and their family and friends in dealing with the frustrations that may be encountered daily, living with a challenging and chronic illness. When a person inquires about Lupus, we respond immediately, realizing our job is to address the concerns, fears, and lack of knowledge about Lupus. We also strive to bring community awareness about the disease and the programs Lupus Colorado offers. Both awareness and education can be the key to saving lives.
For more information about Lupus Colorado and the disease, visit lupuscolorado.org.
RAMBITION was created for the female athletes and administrators of the Colorado State University athletic department. As a part of Athletic Director Jack Graham’s hopes the group have attempted to DO IT ALL. RAMBITION’s expectation is to create a positive, genuine and lifelong networking resource between athletes and the community.
Download Schedules: Add to calendar
Recap: Rams take first game of series at UNLV, 4-2
LAS VEGAS – Holly Reinke pitched a complete game and CSU picked up RBI doubles from Taryn...
Rams ready for final series of 2016 at UNLV
LAS VEGAS - The Colorado State Rams will head to Las Vegas to face UNLV in their final series of ...
Rams softball celebrates Senior Day
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The Colorado State Rams softball team honored its four seniors on Sunday...
CSU, Nevada to play doubleheader Sunday
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - CSU and Nevada will play at doubleheader on Sunday, as the first two games ...
First game of CSU-Nevada softball series cancelled
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The first game of the softball series at Ram Field between Colorado State...
Game notes: Rams to face Nevada for final home ...
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The Colorado State Rams will host Nevada for the final softball series at...
Recap: CSU combines for five home runs, splits ...
LOGAN, Utah – Colorado State started off the day with a commanding 8-1 win over Utah State,...
Recap: CSU falls to Utah State in extra innings...
LOGAN, Utah – The Colorado State Rams scored eight runs over the first four innings, but a ...