Words by Kristle Jones

YOU MAY RECOGNIZE Haley Ramm from such shows as ABC Family’s “Chasing Life” or from “X-Men: The Last Stand”. But what you may or may not know about this actress is that she is now the celebrity ambassador for AARDA (Autoimmune Related Diseases Association). Being someone who personally suffers from an autoimmune disease (lupus), I jumped on the chance to find out more about how this actress is giving back.

Haley first got involved with AARDA after her own mother was diagnosed with four autoimmune disorders. As AARDA celebrity ambassador, Ramm has put together the organizations first Los Angeles walk in her “Fight for Immunity” scheduled for November 8th, 2016. $25,000 has already been raised by Haley and her Los Angeles team in just two months, and they plan to substantially grow the funds through the Fall. Through the walk and other efforts, Haley is hoping to come closer to developing a cure for diseases like lupus, relapsing polychondritis and rheumatoid arthritis.