Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Upcoming Lupus Gala - Eye On Design event to benefit LFA DMV. Support the cause in a big way today!

I am thrilled to be part of the 1st annual LUPUS: Life's Untapped Potential in US gala, set for May 13th in Silver Spring, MD. The event is a third-party fundraiser for the Lupus Foundation of America, DC/MD/VA Chapter, and will include the premiere of the short film/documentary entitled "Awake + Risen", dinner, music and a fashion show.

Below is the trailer for the documentary. It was a pleasure to be interviewed alongside other lupus patients equally as passionate about lupus as I am, and I look forward to seeing the final film in its entirety.  You can check out more about the event at the Eye On Design website here and purchase tickets here



The event is formal dress, and does include dinner. All proceeds will be donated to the Lupus Foundation of America, DC/MD/VA Chapter, Inc:

WHEN:  Friday, May 13, 2016 from 8:00 PM to 11:30 PM (EDT)
WHERE:  Silver Spring Civic Center - 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Want to know who's who in the video?

AWAKE + RISEN Cast

Kamanta Villaman:  Lupus Advocate
Taneice Chavers:  Founder of Shear Bliss Hair Lounge and Spa, a hair salon which provides specialized services for those coping with traumatic hair loss.  
Kelly D.: Lupus Advocate and "Overcomer."  Her inspirational story has led to the development of the nonprofit The Kelly Fund for Lupus, Inc. 
Natica Apau:  Lupus Advocate and "Overcomer." Founder of New Leaf Real Estate Group
Greg Lewin:  Lupus Advocate and "Overcomer."
Sara Gorman:  Lupus Advocate and "Overcomer."  She is also an author and designer/creator of Pillfold, a fashionable solution for carrying your medication.  Check out the entire collection!  Her story is an inspiration to many. 
Shanelle Gabriel:  Lupus Advocate and "Overcomer." She is also a HBO Def Poet and singer.  
Dr. Donald Thomas, Jr., MD:  He is a board certified rheumatologist, who is also the author of The Lupus Encyclopedia .



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