Family uses light display to raise funds to combat lupus

(CBS North Carolina)

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A Raleigh family is using their annual Christmas light display to raise funds to fight lupus.

The display, at 1413 Whittington Drive in Raleigh, uses 50,000 LED lights and runs through Dec. 30. Anyone wanting to view the lights is being urged to park and walk to the display to minimize congestion.

Byron and Robin Reid, along with sons Dylan and Sawyer, are the family behind the show. They’ve been putting on displays for eight years and used it as a fundraiser for the first time last year, netting more than $3,000 to help fight lupus. Proceeds go to the Lupus Foundation of America.

Donations are welcomed but not required. They can be left in a box at the house, made online in honor of Robin Reid here, or mailed to LFANC, 4530 Park Road, Suite 302, Charlotte, NC 28209

“We have so much fun putting on the light show each year and thought it would make it even more meaningful to raise money for a cause near and dear to me and my family,” said Robin Reid in a news release. “We appreciate everyone for coming by to enjoy this fun holiday tradition while helping raise funds for lupus research and local support services for those living with lupus.”

She was diagnosed with lupus seven years ago.

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