Lupus LA's largest annual fundraiser, the Orange Ball is a special evening devoted to honoring individuals who work to improve the lives of those living with lupus through medical research, advocacy, and increasing awareness.

This year’s event will take place at Beverly Wilshire Hotel tonight, May 9.

Lupus LA will honor Jason Alexander with the prestigious Loop Award, Dr. Jay Schapira with the Daniel J. Wallace Founder’s Award and Dr. Stanley J. Naides of the Quest Diagnostics with the Medical Visionary Award.

Expected to attend the event are Toni Braxton, Jason Alexander, Bob Saget, Tracie Bennett (End Of The Rainbow), Jesse Metcalfe (Dallas), Scott Grimes (NCIS), Michael B. Jordan (Parenthood), James Lesure (Men At Work), Jenni Pulos (Flipping Out), Kellie Martin (Army Wives), Ingo Rademacher (General Hospital), Josh Altman (Million Dollar Listing), Parminder Nagra (ER), Sharna Burgess (Dancing with the Stars), Ali Hillis (The Ultimate Life), Gleb Savchenko (Dancing with the Stars), Olivia Harrison (Mrs. George Harrison) and more.

Orange Ball guests will enjoy an intimate musical performance by six-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter, actress and philanthropist Toni Braxton, live auction that includes high-end items and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, as well as dinner and cocktails.

A disease with no cure, lupus affects 1.5 Million people in the US, which is more than cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis combined. Ninety percent of lupus patients are women. The Orange Ball raises funds for Lupus LA, which promotes lupus research, awareness, education and serves the needs of people with lupus and their families in Southern California. In the past 13 years, the Orange Ball has raised over $3.5 Million for the cause. To learn how you can “Get Into The Loop” or purchase tickets please visit lupusla.org or call 310.657.LOOP.

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