Our 8th Annual Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon on Tuesday, November 16th raised $300,000 for our fight against lupus — and did even more to raise awareness for the cause! We honored two outstanding “Women of Achievement” — celebrity stylist (and mom-to-be!) Rachel Zoe and singer Toni Braxton, who spoke publicly of her own battle with lupus for the first time when accepting her award. Lady Gaga showed her support through a message in the event program: “Toni, your strength is admirable. As a woman whose family has been affected by lupus, I understand your struggle and have you in my thoughts. —Gaga.”
Many thanks to the more than 500 supporters who attended the Luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel and bid on hundreds of donated celebrity and designer handbags to help us raise vital funds. Special gratitude to our event sponsors Fendi and BagSnob.com.