Leading the way to a cure

8th Annual Lupus Handbag Luncheon

LRA Handbag

Please join us Tuesday, April 4 at The Plaza in New York City for the Lupus Handbag Luncheon presented by the newly merged Lupus Research Alliance.   A New York institution, this 8th annual luncheon features a fabulous silent auction of generously donated premier designer, celebrity and vintage handbags. Spend a lovely afternoon -- hear from inspiring speakers, bid for a bargain among luxury handbags, mingle with hundreds of fashionable influentials, and support world-class lupus research!

LRA Handbag

The Plaza

768 Fifth Avenue at 59th Street, New York, NY 10019

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Silent auction handbags

12:30 - 2:00 p.m. - Luncheon and program

Women of Achievement Honorees

Claudia Cividino
Chief Executive Officer
Bally Americas

Alison Lee
Lupus Warrior and Cancer Survivor
Long-time Lupus Advocate and Volunteer

Honorary Chairs Luncheon Chair
Matilda Raffa Cuomo Andrea Abrams
Brett Heyman  
Jessye Norman  

Luncheon Committee
Patti Allen Kathryn Flores
Felice Axelrod Karen Giberson
Mary Belle Alison Lee
Viktoria Cameron Veronica Vargas Lupo
Anita Cruso Melany Hearne Martins
Margaret I. Cuomo, MD Laura Pomerantz
Jennie DeScherer Fern Tessler
Anna Fisch Carol Weisman
  Teri Wilford Wood

Please contact Arianna Gallanes at 212.888.7003 or agallanes@dsconsultinggroup.com with any questions.

100% of your donation directly supports lupus research programs because the Board of Directors is committed to covering all administrative and fundraising costs

1.5 million

people in the U.S. have Lupus.

172 million

dollars committed to lupus research by the Lupus Research Alliance.

We're walking across the United States to raise awareness and funds for lupus research.


Show your support by visiting the Lupus Research Alliance online store. Discover the perfect gift, or prepare for a walk with our selection of apparel and accessories.