The Orange Ball for Lupus LA was held on May 24, 2012 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. It is the annual fund raiser to raise money for research into the cause and treatment of Lupus Erythematosis a major autoimmune disease which can be debilitating for patients with it.
I was the honoree of the ball and I received the prestigious Daniel J Wallace Founders Award. For the last decades I’ve been treating hundreds of patients with Lupus using integrative medicine. Integrative medicine is able to help patients with lupus improve the quality of their life and their overall well-being as well as help ameliorate some of the joint pains and fatigue that often accompanies lupus.
It was a very large event with over 400 people in attendance. There were stars of music and movies everywhere to be seen!
My friend Verdine White was there and Earth Wind and Fire donated Backstage Passes and “Meet and Greet” tickets for the auction to raise money for Lupus. Natasha Bedingfield performed on stage and I was so honored she dedicated her singing her song “Pocketful of Sunshine” to me!
Here is a copy of the invitation
Here is a great link reviewing the event
Below are some of the photographs from the event.
This is me as I was giving my speech for the Lupus LA event
Here is Natasha Bedingfield singing
Here is Paula Abdul at the event
Toni Braxton bidding at the auction at the Lupus LA event