ABILENE, Texas -

One family took some time out of their Saturday to raise awareness about lupus.

The family of Myra Payne Martinez Foundation held a fundraising event at 50s Classic Car Wash on East Highway 80 and Judge Ely.

50s Classic Car Wash agreed to donate $1 per car wash for the entire month of august to the foundation.

They will donate $2 for every full service wash.

"My mom has lupus, my aunt, and I had an aunt pass from it a few years ago, so it really means a lot to our family to get the word out and to have so much support and honoring my aunt Myra as well,” said Arica Espinoca who was helping out at the car wash Saturday.

About $1.5 million Americans live with some form of lupus. The disease ranges from mild to life-threatening.