The 12th Annual Lupus LA Orange Ball will take place at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Thursday, May 24th. The annual fundraiser will feature a cocktail reception, dinner, live auction and a special musical performance by multi-platinum recording artist Natasha Bedingfield. Six-time Grammy Award-winning® recording artist and Lupus LA board member Toni Braxton will join Hollywood’s stars as a guest of this exclusive event, along with Honorees Dr. Soram Khalsa (Daniel J. Wallace Founders Award) and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals (Medical Visionary Award).
“We are beyond thrilled that multi-platinum recording artist Natasha Bedingfield is performing at the Orange Ball this year,” says Lupus LA Chairman, Adam Selkowitz. “The Orange Ball is our biggest fundraiser and having her involved will bring more awareness to both our non-profit organization and to the disease. We are grateful to all of our supporters that we continue to grow each and every year. This is a big night for Lupus LA.”
Celebrity supporters will join Natasha Bedingfield and Toni Braxton for the evening benefitting Lupus LA including Paula Abdul, Verdine White (musician, Earth, Wind & Fire), Scott Grimes (American Dad!), Michael B. Jordan (Parenthood), Gretchen Rossi (The Real Housewives of Orange County), Michael Steger (90210), Phill Lewis (Suite Life on Deck), Alicia Minshew (All My Children), Kellie Martin (Smooch), Carolyn Hennesy (Cougar Town) and Roshon Fegan (Dancing with the Stars).
Tickets prices start at $500. For further information on Lupus LA and on the Orange Ball, or to purchase tickets, go to www.lupusla.org or call (310) 657-5667.
About Lupus LA
Committed to the hope and demonstrated promise of innovative science, Lupus LA partners with the Lupus Research Institute (LRI) to fund novel lupus research that will prevent, treat and cure the complex disease. With the power of Hollywood and the strength of its volunteer leadership, Lupus LA raises lupus awareness throughout the United States. Its fundraising events harness the might of the media and entertainment industries to spread the word about lupus and its symptoms and dangers, as well as the need for safe and effective new treatments and a cure. LUPUS LA is the west coast division of the SLE Lupus Foundation.