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2019 Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon

November 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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.

Host and Auctioneer
Billy Harris
For the past twenty-five years, Billy Harris has been wowing audiences throughout the United States and around the world. His razor-sharp timing and brilliant improvisational skills have made him one of the most sought-after Auctioneers in the business. A cousin of Vaudeville great Georgie Jessel, Billy has been performing his entire life. By the tender age of five and a half, he understood how to “work a room”!

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.

Lupus LA is thrilled to have Billy join us this year!


November 22, 2019
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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The Beverly Hilton
9876 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210 United States
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