December 2010

Stylish 2010 Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon Lifts Awareness,
Raises Research Dollars


 

Our 8th Annual Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon on November 16th raised $300,000 for the fight against lupus — and did even more to raise awareness for the cause!

We honored two outstanding “Women of Achievement”: celebrity stylist and mom-to-be Rachel Zoe, and singer Toni Braxton, who spoke publicly of her own battle with lupus for the first time upon accepting her award. Lady Gaga showed her support through a message in the event program: “Toni, your strength is admirable. As a woman whose family has been affected by lupus, I understand your struggle and have you in my thoughts.”

Read more at HuffingtonPost.comEonline.com and OKMagazine.com.

Many thanks to the more than 500 supporters who attended the luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel and bid on hundreds of celebrity and designer handbags donated to help us raise vital funds. Special gratitude to our event sponsors Fendi and BagSnob.com.

Stay tuned to LupusLA.org for more photos!

Team Life Without Lupus Info Session this Saturday in West Hollywood

In our first year, we raised an impressive $60,000 for lupus research and patient services in Southern California. Help us make 2011 even better!

We’re recruiting team members for the Honda LA Marathon and LA 5K Walk/Run taking place next March.

Make it your New Year’s resolution to get in better shape and help fight back against lupus!

Learn more this Saturday, December 11th from 11am-1pm at Plummer Park’s Community Center, Room 4. Hear about the training and fundraising program from our team coaches and captains—and register for either event and enroll in the free training program on the spot. (And anyone who registers on Saturday will get an exclusive Team Life Without Lupus kit).

RSVP to Charlette Agustin at cagustin@lupusla.org or call 310-657-5667.

For directions to Plummer Park, click here.

If you can’t make it this Saturday, take a look at our website for full details on both the Marathon and the 5K:


Our Life Without Lupus Bracelet - A Holiday Gift that Gives Back!