Friends for the Cure: A Lupus Awareness Charity Event
Saturday, May 25, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (CDT)
Friends for the Cure is a [Live Art | Live Music | Live Charity] event dedicated to the education and awareness of Lupus.
Official Media Sponsor: Houston Style Magazine
Complimentary Hors d’oerves
Live Professional Belly Dancers
Live Acoustics by Ira Perez (www.iraperez.com) & DJ
Silent Auction will include (but not limited to): Chanel products, Beyonce concert floor seat tickets, designer frame gift baskets, Spa day at Trellis (the Houstonian), and many other great items. There will also be a chance for attendees to win door prizes and gift bags throughout the night.
Tickets $20 each or 2/$35
Proceeds will be donated to the Lupus Foundation of America - Gulf Coast Chapter
Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal healthy tissue. This results in symptoms such as inflammation, swelling, and damage to joints, skin, kidneys, blood, the heart, and lungs. Under normal function, the immune system makes proteins called antibodies in order to protect and fight against antigens such as viruses and bacteria. Lupus makes the immune system unable to differentiate between antigens and healthy tissue. This leads the immune system to direct antibodies against the healthy tissue - not just antigens - causing swelling, pain, and tissue damage.
The signs and symptoms of lupus that you experience will depend on which body systems are affected by the disease. The most common signs and symptoms include:
- Fatigue and fever
- Joint pain, stiffness and swelling
- Butterfly-shaped rash on the face that covers the cheeks and bridge of the nose
- Skin lesions that appear or worsen with sun exposure
- Fingers and toes that turn white or blue when exposed to cold or during stressful periods (Reynaud’s phenomenon)
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Dry eyes
- Headaches, confusion, memory loss
Lupus is still a relative mystery to medical researchers. An exact cause of the disease remains unknown, and many still debate whether lupus is one disease or the combination of several similar diseases. There is still no cure.
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