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S.L.E. Lupus Foundation holds silent auction for donated handbags and holds luncheon

April 15th, 2012

583 Park Avenue – NY, NY

The annual New York Bag Ladies Luncheon gathered hundreds of women for a fundraising event to benefit Lupus science and support services. The program included a silent auction of generously donated designer and celebrity handbags.The event honored Matilda Cuomo, Former First Lady of New York State, Founder and Chair of Wellness USA and author of new book “The Person Who Changed My Life,” accessories designer Mary Norton, creator of the “MooRoo” evening bag line, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, Chief Medical Editor of NBC News, and Mary Belle, President, Licensing at The Jones Group. Proceeds from the event will help the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation achieve its goal of “Life without Lupus” by helping fund patient support, education, awareness, and innovative research. The event was hosted by Opera soprano Jessye Norman, a member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. (Source)

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