2nd Annual Purple Ribbon Awards

Join NBC Bay Area's Rob Mayeda and other Purple Ribbon honorees including actress Kristen Johnston at the Lupus Foundation of Northern California's 37th Anniversary Gala! On Saturday, January 24th, the Lupus Foundation will honor those who have made outstanding contributions to the lupus community with an eventful dinner at the Hilton San Jose. The evening will include cocktails, a silent auction, dinner, awards and more. 

Systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE for short, is one of a number of illnesses known as the autoimmune diseases. Every individual is protected from "invasions" of viruses and bacteria by an immune systems' groups of cells in the blood and lymph system that circulate throughout the body and attack anything they recognize as "foreign." Without this defense system no one would live past infancy. In autoimmune disease, this system somehow becomes disordered, and an individual's immune system begins to attack his or her own tissues.

You can buy your tickets online! Single tickets are $175, and tables of 10 are $1,750 each.

When: Saturday, January 24, 2015

Where: Hilton San Jose, 300 Almaden Boulevard, San Jose 

Time: 6:00 pm cocktail and silent auction, 7:00 pm dinner

Attire: Business 

Cost: Single ticket $175, Table $1,750

For more information or to purchase tickets visit the Lupus Foundation of Northern California's website

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