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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Teddy Jack's gives back during Lupus Awareness Month

KCBD NEWS 11 | Presley Fowler

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - May is Lupus Awareness month.

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can cause inflammation and tissue damage to any organ in the body.

According to the Lupus Foundation of America, an estimated 1.5 million Americans have a form of Lupus.

With no known cure, the Lubbock Lupus support group, a branch of the Lone Star Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America, works to raise awareness, and funds.

They’ve now partnered with Teddy Jack’s Hub City Grill to help people in Lubbock better understand what Lupus is.

But there’s an even bigger reason Teddy Jack’s is getting involved.

For owner Curtis Jordan, Teddy Jack’s is a place he is proud to call his own.

Especially during times like these, when his employees come together to support a cause that hits close to home.

“My son, Matthew, contracted Lupus roughly about, almost exactly two years ago,” Jordan said. “We didn’t know much about it at all.”

With so much unknown, Curtis decided to turn to something he could control: raising awareness throughout this month by selling shirts and wrist bands, and donating a portion of sales for the month to the Lone Star Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America. Continue reading
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