• Kathy Copcutt

Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon


The 13th Annual Lupus LA Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon was held at the Beverly Hilton. An early afternoon of star studded arrivals to fill the iconic Beverly Hilton for an amazing cause. Talk about woman with a mission, raising awareness, education and Lupus research for families in Los Angeles County. Lupus LA has tapped into the elite society of A listers and these woman are on the bandwagon to helping others . Bag Ladies Luncheon is Beverly Hills's most talked about event and sought after. Show casing over 250 designers in the silent auction and an exclusive fashion show by Ted Baker. Handbags have been donated by the finest boutiques on Rodeo Drive, from Ted Baker, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Jimmy Choo and the list goes on. This years star studded gala had in attendance Terri Seymor who was the host, Elizabeth Berkley, Taylor Spreitler, Stassi Schroeder, Parminder Nagra, Jenni Pulos, Meredith Menroe, Dennis Desantis, Nicole Fogel, Dania Ramirez, Kristin Doute and Brenda Strong to just name a few. Lupus LA 2015 honoree was Danielle Claman Gelber who's the Executive Vice President of Dick Wolf Productions and Executive Producer of Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, and Chicago Med. The Woman of Achievement Award went to Eve Somer Gerber who's an avid philanthropist, lupus patient and founder of HEART, in support of The Violence Intervention Program. The Woman of Achievement Award also went to Peri Ellen Bernie who's the Store Manager at Brooks Brothers and dedicated volunteer for over thirteen years. Putting all the glitz, glamour and fun aside, Lupus is a disease that unfortunately isn't diagnosed right away because it's complicated and unpredictable. Common Lupus Symptoms include; Extreme fatigue that doesn't go away with rest Joint pain, stiffness, and swelling in two or more joints Fever over 100°F Muscle pain Hair loss Skin sores and rashes (which may occur in a butterfly-shaped pattern across the cheeks and nose) Nose or mouth sores (usually painless) Skin rashes after sun exposure These are just to name a few that I've researched on Mayo Clinics website. I AM NOT diagnosing anyone, I am not a medical professional, what I am saying is to speak to your doctor and get tested. If you'd like more information or to donate please contact www.lupusla.org. Remember any donation, purchasing tickets to a fundraiser or silent auction item gets us closer to an answer. With your help, a cure is in the bag!


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