Total Monies Raised: $200,000
Total Attendees: 485
Lupus LA presented the third annual “Hollywood Bag Ladies” Lupus Luncheon featuring surprise guest auctioneer Sharon Stone who auctioned her pink Versace crocodile shoes right off her feet. Her raucus and hilarious performance brought in a record amount to help fund Lupus research. The silent auction was graced by celebrity bags from Stone, Courteney Cox, Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and more; designer bags from Jimmy Choo, Fendi, Jamah, Valentino, Escada etc… The Wednesday November 16th event spotlighted a fashion show by Donald J. Pliner and special surprise model Paula Abdul on the runway at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Lupus LA was proud to honor Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey, Senior Executive Producer for the highly rated, nationally syndicated entertainment newsmagazine “EXTRA”, and Lupus LA founder and Life and Style columnist Julia van Hees-Aidner. The “Hollywood Reporter” and PacifiCare helped to sponsor this fashionable event. Co-chairs included Noah Alexander, Carrie Brillstein, Peri Ellen Berne, Marla Paxson and Adam Selkowitz.
The “Hollywood Bag Ladies” is a unique and fun event and has become one of the most anticipated events in Hollywood.
Sara Rue, Leeza Gibbons, Andrea Parker, Sherri Shepherd, Melissa Joan Hart, Rachel Blanchard, Danica McKellar, Meredith Monroe, Kathy Hilton, Julie Benz, Shondrella Avery, Suzanne Whang, Courtney Peldon, Lisa Ann Walter, Natalie Roth, Ashley Peldon, Marla Maples Trump, Morgan Fairchild, Linda Dano and Cheri Oteri.