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Put on a splash of purple and your fancy leather and join us for a fun and inspiring evening that raises funds to support the Lupus Foundation of America, Heartland Chapter’s programs of research, education, support, and advocacy.

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Join us on April 5, 2024 at The Smith, a new event venue located in the MOTO Museum in Midtown. The museum houses a private collection of unique motorcycles obtained from over 20 countries from around the globe covering almost 100 years of motorcycle history.

The Purple Ball features a cocktail reception, premium open bar, delicious dinner, and dancing. Take a chance to win a bottle of fine wine or whisky and have fun at the photo booth. The event includes an online auction and an inspiring presentation and opportunity to send a girl to lupus camp. 

Lupus Inspire Award

The Lupus Foundation of America, Heartland Chapter is pleased to present the 2024 inaugural Lupus Inspire Award to Austin M. Dalrymple, DO, FAAP, FACR, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Program Director, Pediatric Rheumatology Division of Adult & Pediatric Rheumatology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine & SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital.

Purple Ball Sponsorship

The Purple Ball is our largest and most successful fundraising event. The event attracts our region’s influential corporate and civic leaders, medical professionals, and donors. Our sponsors have an opportunity to reach a diverse audience of decision makers who are invested in health and wellness.

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Purple Ball Online Auction

The Purple Ball features an exciting online auction. We are seeking a variety of auction items including vacation packages, autographed collectibles, artwork, fine jewelry, gift certificates, baskets, and one-of-a-kind items and experiences. Auction donors will be featured on the Purple Ball silent auction website.

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