S.L.E. Lupus Foundation’s Young Leaders Celebrate 10th Anniversary Night for the Fight June 10

Raises Thousands to Fund Research and Support for Lupus Community

NEW YORK, NY – June 11, 2014 – The Young Leaders of the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation celebrated the 10th anniversary of their highly successful “Night for the Fight” fundraiser. Diagnosed with lupus this past year, Bravo TV’s reality TV star Ashlee White was among over 200 guests. HBO Def poet/singer/lupus activist Shanelle Gabrielle served as Master of Ceremonies for the evening.

The event featured music by DJ Click'N'Press and interactive entertainment from Pod Pix. More than 50 sponsors provided goods and services for a luxury raffle and live auction.  Held at trendy NYC rooftop lounge Hudson Terrace, “Night for the Fight” was organized by over 30 volunteers, many of whom live with lupus.

“We are thrilled to see how Night for the Fight has grown over the past decade,” President of the Young Leaders Monica V. LoConti commented. “Not only is it a fun event, but an opportunity to educate the public as well as our friends and colleagues about what having a challenging autoimmune disease like lupus really means. We are also proud of our contribution to raising funds to support the most novel and promising lupus research.”