On Monday, November 22, the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation marked its
More than 600 celebrated with us, and together raised $2 million for lupus awareness and research!
Watch the video everyone at the Gala saw—on how the fight against lupus began in New York City and spread across the nation, and what our 40 years of leadership has meant to the lupus community:
“Just keeping us alive is not enough; we need to do more,” noted Susan. “Help us widen our loop to reach beyond our families, our friends!”
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Avery Fisher Hall’s theater hummed with entertainment! Opera star Jessye Norman (above, right) opened the evening with Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Climb Every Mountain,” while Jane Krakowski and 30 Rock co-starCheyenne Jackson closed the program with a festive performance of Broadway show tunes and pop hits.
Foundation Board of Directors President Richard K. Descherer introduced remarks communicated by New York’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who “spoke” via video to the crowd of 40 years of leadership in New York.
Corporate honorees Human Genome Sciences and GlaxoSmithKline graciously accepted their awards for developing the first potential new lupus treatment to be approved in over 50 years.
At right: Tony winner and two time Emmy nominee Jane Krakowski pulls the lever to turn the Empire State Building lights orange in honor of the Foundation’s anniversary.
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