The Annual Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon, benefiting Lupus LA, is the premiere charity event bringing together the most stylish and fabulous of LA’s “ladies who lunch.” Since its launch in 2003, the event has featured some of the most prominent names in fashion and haute couture. Presently, 90% of people living with lupus are women. In recognition of that statistic, this year’s Bag Ladies Luncheon will be focused on celebrating our female patients, and will create an environment of beauty, empowerment and strength.
A woman with lupus is like a vintage handbag—the scuffs tell her story, the wear makes her wise, the experience makes her a classic—and she is revered by all. The Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon is an opportunity for all women to celebrate the beauty and strength that is born from our challenges.
Dr. Sheila Barbarino
Woman of Achievement Award
This year, we are proud to honor Sheila Barbarino, MD with the Woman of Achievement Award. Dr. Barbarino is a board-certified surgeon with a fellowship in oculo-facial plastics/cosmetic plastic surgery. She specializes in full body and face cosmetic surgery and is best known for her comprehensive treatments for all skin types, including those with autoimmune disorders. She is a world-renowned speaker, teacher, and lecturer at medical symposiums who focuses on cutting edge technology and techniques.
His contagious energy and explosive style will create an atmosphere that will have the audience laughing while opening their wallets! Billy has raised over 100 Million Dollars for Share Our Strength, The New York Food Bank, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, Autism Speaks, The James Beard Foundation, March of Dimes, The Roundabout Theatre and the National Institute of Health…just to name a few.