Friday, May 9, 2008

Soledad MC at Lupus Foundation Gala


Grammy Award-winning performer Patti LaBelle entertained a crowd of 600 on May 7 at the annual Lupus Foundation of American Awards Gala.


The awards gala raised nearly $1.5 million to support lupus research and education programs, which benefit the millions of people who suffer from lupus and the families who support them.


CNN Anchor and Special Correspondent Soledad O’Brien served as the Master of Ceremonies for the Gala, which honored U.S. Senator Tom Harkin, (D-Iowa); Sheila C. Johnson, CEO of Salamander Hospitality, LLC; and Elliott Sigal, M.D., Ph.D., President of Research and Development, Executive Vice President, and Chief Scientific Officer of Bristol-Myers Squibb.


The honorees were recognized for their efforts to bring national attention and resources to lupus, a devastating and life-threatening disease that affects more than 1.5 million Americans and five million people worldwide.

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