Lupus LA’s special tenth anniversary celebration held on May 6, 2010 at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel welcomed legendary musicians, actors, producers, studio execs and Lupus LA supporters in Los Angeles. Hosted by comedian and actor George Lopez, the entertaining evening included cocktails, dinner, a live auction and a spectacular performance by Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Glenn Frey and Joe Walsh.
This year’s Orange Ball included four amazing and accomplished honorees: Cindy and Glenn Frey, Dr. Renee Rinaldi and Human Genome Sciences.
Glenn Frey, a remarkable a musician, world renowned for his accomplishments with The Eagles and as a multi-talented solo artist, and wife Cindy Frey, were presented with Lupus LA’s 2010 entertainment industry Loop Award by their friend Rita Wilson. “Cindy and Glenn have been committed to Lupus LA from the very first event 10 years ago. Offering both time and resources, they are a shining example of a couple that wants to make a difference in the lives of everyone they meet,” said Wilson.
Film producer Deborah Snyder presented Dr. Renee Rinaldi with the 2010 Daniel J. Wallace Founder’s Award. The award recognizes an individual chosen by Dr. Wallace, Lupus LA’s founder, who embodies inspiration and leadership in both their professional and personal accomplishments. Dr. Rinaldi, who proudly serves on the Lupus LA Medical Board, is also one of the finest rheumatologists/internists in the country and her efforts are leading the way to help Lupus LA in our mission to fund research and to promote awareness, education and hope for patients with SLE.
TV doctors Parminder Nagra and Scott Grimes from NBC’s hit show E.R. presented Human Genome Sciences with the 2010 Medical Visionary Award for their outstanding breakthrough in helping to treat lupus. The partnership of Human Genome Sciences and Glaxo Smith Kline has resulted in exceptional and promising results for a new biological drug developed to help treat lupus called Benlysta™.