Jacquelyn Belton’s Legacy of Love for Lupus 3rd Annual Basketball Game

Lock/Up vs. Lock/Down for Lupus Basketball Tournament

For those of you who may not know, my Aunt Jackie suffered from Lupus and passed away from the illness 3 years ago. It is still a constant battle everyday to deal with the loss of her, but our family and friends really band together to help push one another through it.

In her honor, we are currently in the process of starting a non-profit organization entitled “The Jacquelyn Belton Legacy of Love for Lupus”. In the meantime, we have been extremely active in The Lupus Foundation’s DMV chapter, helping any way that we can by contributing donations that benefit people living with Lupus and Lupus research.

Our dedication banner

This past Saturday was our 3rd annual “Lock Up V.S. Lock Down” charity basketball tournament. We had amazing volunteers from the Sudbrook Magnet Middle School Staff, The Baltimore County Police officers, Baltimore City Police officers, the Firefighters and Baltimore Correctional officers, all competing to be crowned this years champions and a chance to win one of the two HUGE purple trophies.

Here are a few photos documenting my experience:

The Stands
Mini Me and I
Game Time!!!!

Take Two of Mini me and I’s photo op
I was in charge of taking photos, so why not include some of myself

Fashion Moment: American Apparel Riding Pants $44 and Bakers booties  $90
Mi Madre y yo: My heart
Bathroom photo op.
Jessica and I, she does amazing hair and make-up for anyone who  may be interested
The Champions!!!
Jacquelyn Belton Legacy of Love for Lupus Personal Image
Last Year’s Team

The event was a success, and got us that much more excited for the Lupus Walk, which will be held September 29, 2012 at the Druid Hill Park reservoir. So please, if you can, come out and show your support for an amazing cause.

I would like to give a special thanks to my mother, who has been passionate and proactive in all things Lupus. She has continued to involved herself in any and everything that she can to do her part in helping those battling this illness. I would also like to thank Cousin Reah, Cousin Sherris, The Principal of Sudbrook: Ms. Ashley, all of the basketball players, the DJ, my wonderful little brother for keeping score, and all of our family and friends that came out and showed support.

So if you are not already, I urge you all to get involve. More photos of the game will be updated as I receive them. That’s all for now.

For more information on Lupus, how to join our team, and the Lupus Foundation’s DMV chapter, please visit here.

XoXo, Jada

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