About Us

Lupus Hand Sign #LHandSign Awareness Campaign

Bringing UNITY to the Lupus CommUNITY

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RunningForLupus.com is collaborative effort to help unite the Lupus community and increase the awareness of Lupus. Founded by Mat Simpkins.

All of the funds that are raised by RunningForLupus.com are donated directly to official non-profit Lupus charity organizations in both the UK and USA. 

RunningForLupus.com has three main aims;
- Raise awareness about the Lupus disease.
- Raise funds for Lupus research.
- Encourage more people to run for Lupus

How It All Started

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The organization was founded shortly after Mat's Grandmother (Nan) passed away in October 201. She suffered from Lupus for many years and always managed to put on a brave face when anybody visited. She was a very proud, loyal and caring person.
Throughout everything Mat's Nan went through, Mat's Grandfather was always there to support and stand by her. He was a very dedicated and loving husband. After her passing, when Mat decided to start 'Running for Lupus', he quickly became our biggest supporter. He was always very proud of the awareness campaign and would look forward to seeing photos from around the World and hearing all the latest updates. Sadly he passed two years later in November 2013.

It isn't just those who have Lupus who are affected by the disease. Lupus affects all of us. This is why it is our sincere hope that one day there will be a cure for this disease, or even a better form of treatment.

Show Your Support

Mat will be running his third marathon for Lupus! He will be running the Los Angeles Marathon March 15th, 2015. If you would like to help Mat reach his goal Click Here.

100% of your donation will go to support Lupus research programs. No donation is ever too small or too big.

Thank you for whatever you are able to give. 


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Mat's first marathon for Lupus
Malibu, November 2012
$2,167 Raised

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Mat's second marathon for Lupus
Los Angeles, March 2013
$3,000 Raised

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Featured in the Faces of Lupus
National Campaign

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Speaker at the 1st Annual
Ethno Cares Lupus Awareness Event

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Celebrity Friends

Mat continues to put his celebrity stalking skills to good use, raising awareness of Lupus!
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Ian Harding

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Nick Cannon

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Matt LeBlanc

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WWE Superstar - The Miz

Lupus Hand Sign #LHandSign Awareness Campaign