Oct. 10, 2013

LFA-DMV Seeks Auction Items for 5th Annual Purple Passion Gala to End Lupus

Join us for our 5th Annual Purple Passion Gala to End Lupus on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 11:30 to 2:30 at the Park Hyatt Washington DC.  This elegant event benefits our award-winning Patient Navigation Program which provides support, education and in many cases nothing short of a lifeline for the 80,000 people affected by lupus in our region. Did you notice the name change?  That’s not all that’s different this year!

This is a special year with a once in a lifetime opportunity!  Come show your support for our 2013 honorees.  Our chapter is thrilled to announce our Lupus Heroes are Drs. David Stump and William Freimuth.  These researchers helped bring down the drug development barriers that researchers have faced for many years to bring new lupus-specific medications to market.  Thanks to them there is a path that other researchers can follow in order to make more treatments available to patients until we find a cure.

We are also honoring past Board Chair Marguerete Luter as our 2013 Volunteer of the Year. Marguerete has worked tirelessly for our chapter in many roles and has always been willing to serve in whatever way was needed (twice as Board Chair).

In addition, we have partnered with BowTie Cause  to design exclusive bow ties and scarves for our event.  Passionate Ticket buyers and everyone at Purple Passion Tables will receive these items but supplies are limited, so purchase your tickets soon.

Yes, the event will still have exciting items to bid on (from sports memorabilia to spa gift cards to a week at an Emerald Island, North Carolina beach house); great food; and an opportunity to connect with others who support our cause, just like you.  Watch our Twitter feed, Facebook page, for updates and incoming donations!

RSVP now so you do not miss this amazing opportunity! 

Please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)if you are able to donate an item or service to the auction or help with any sponsorship and table sponsor queries. If you are unable to attend you can still show your support by making a donation in honor of our Lupus Heroes or our Patient Navigation Program.

Be Passionate! End Lupus!