Celebrities, socialites, fashionistas and supporters of the lupus cause came together for the Thirteenth Annual Lupus LA Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. Host Terri Seymour was joined by Shiri Appleby, Dania Ramirez, Taylor Spreitler, Elizabeth Berkley, Vanderpump Rules’ Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute, Dancing With The Stars’ Alison Holker and Anna Trebunskaya, Flipping Out’s Jenni Pulos, and Lupus LA ambassadors Meredith Monroe, Kellie Martin, Ali Hillis and more who came out to support the cause. The event raised over $425K for lupus research and local patient programs.
The Lupus LA Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon is labeled the “must do” lunch of the season. Guests enjoyed an exclusive fashion show by Ted Baker London and mixed and mingled as they bid on designer handbags donated by Sharon Stone, Reese Witherspoon, Eva Longoria, Selena Gomez, Nikki Reed among many others from some of the most sought out brands including Prada, Fendi, Gucci, Chanel, Valentino, Celine, Dior and more. Flipping Out’s Jenni Pulos led the live auction which included an exclusive New York Fashion Week package, a trip to Maui and several other exciting trips.
Each year Lupus LA presents awards to individuals who strive to make the world better for those living with lupus, whether it is through research, charitable gifts, spreading awareness and more. This year, Lupus LA honored three influential women: Danielle Claman Gelber, Executive Vice President of Wolf Films and Executive Producer of Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, and Chicago Med with the Women Achievement Award; Eve Somer Gerber, avid philanthropist, lupus patient and founder of HEART, in support of The Violence Intervention Program with the Women Achievement Award; and Peri Ellen Berne, store manager at Brooks Brothers and dedicated volunteer for over thirteen years with the Adam Selkowitz Outstanding Volunteer Award