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Stars Shine on 'Butterflies Over Hollywood' for Lupus Foundation of America
Date:10/2/2007

Funds will expand lupus education programs and support services in Los

Angeles

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) and Maybelline(R) in association with the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation hosted the First Annual "Butterflies Over Hollywood" soiree on Saturday, September 29 at the historic El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. Actress Jada Pinkett Smith headlined a group of more than 300 celebrities and guests who helped raise funds for LFA programs and services in Los Angeles. Richard and Dana Pachulski served as Honorary Chairs.

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The event was hosted by Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show), and model Tomiko Fraser, who also created the event. Tomiko is currently in her unprecedented 8th year as the face of Maybelline New York. Tomiko also proudly serves as a national spokesperson for the LFA in support of her sister, who suffers with lupus.

Jada Pinkett Smith was there to support her aunt, Karen Evans, who almost died from complications of lupus. In addition to serving as Executive Director of the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation, Karen serves on the LFA Board of Directors and co-chairs its Education Committee. Also attending was Randall Winston, Producer of the hit NBC series, "Scrubs," and his sister, Karen Winston. Randall donated a kidney to Karen after she developed lupus-related kidney disease.

The LFA transformed the El Rey Theatre into a spectacular Cotton Club- themed night of glamour with special live performances. Los Angeles had not seen a 1920s themed event of this caliber in recent history. The evening included electrifying performances by jazz vocalist Ruth "Silky" Waters, the dance ensemble, "Best Kept Secret," and female R&B singer, Shareese Renee Ballard, better known as Res. All performers were accompanied by the jazz band, Swing Town. After the program, DJ Rell took over and the crowd danced the night away.

Lupus is a debilitating and life-threatening disease that causes the immune system to go awry and attack the body's own cells and tissues. The disease has potentially disabling and fatal consequences, which include strokes, heart attacks, seizures and kidney failure.

The LFA is the nation's leading nonprofit voluntary health organization dedicated to finding the causes of and cure for lupus, and to providing support and services to all people with lupus.


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