The Cause: Since its inception four years ago by Dr. Daniel J. Wallace, Lupus LA has made its mission to shed light and bring understanding to this often misdiagnosed disease that affects close to two million people nationwide. Every year Lupus LA strives to promote a better awareness of America's least recognized major disease, while raising funds for the Lupus Research Institute.
Main Event: The "Old Bags Lupus Luncheon," which was chaired by Peri Ellen Berne, Carrie Brillstein, Marla Paxson, Julia van Hees, and Carol Weisman, took place on November 5 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. In addition to a La Perla fashion show, handbags donated by many celebrity designers (as well as others who graciously contributed from their personal closets) were auctioned off.
Making a Difference: Among the generous bag donators: Jennifer Aniston, Annette Bening, Courteney Cox-Arquette, Reba McEntire, Julia Roberts, Giorgio Armani, Mermes, Chanel, Burberry, Gucci, Gianfranco Ferre, and Stuart Weitzman.
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