Thursday, May 9th marked the 13th Annual Lupus LA Orange Ball honoring Jason Alexander with the prestigious Loop Award, Dr. Jay Schapira with the Daniel J. Wallace Founder’s Award and Dr. Stanley J. Naides of Quest Diagnostics with the Medical Visionary Award.
Bob Saget hosted the fete which was chaired by Lauren Shuler Donner and Richard Donner which raised near half a million dollars!
Orange Ball guests enjoyed a crowd pleasing musical performance by six-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter, actress and philanthropist Toni Braxton who sang ‘Un-Break My Heart’ to her cardiologists and honoree, Dr. Jay Schapira, as well as songs by Tony Award winner, Tracie Bennett.
Talent in attendance included Toni Braxton, Jason Alexander, Bob Saget, Tracie Bennett (End Of The Rainbow), Patrick Warburton (Rules of Engagement), Howie D (Backstreet Boys), Michael B. Jordan – Lupus Ambassador (Parenthood), James Lesure (Men At Work), Sufe Bradshaw (Veep), Kellie Martin – Lupus Ambassador (Army Wives), Josh Altman (Million Dollar Listing), Ali Hillis (The UltimateLife), Elisabeth Harnois (CSI) and Olivia Harrison (Mrs. George Harrison).
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.