Annemarie Eimicke via Crowdrise
September 30, 2011
BENEFITING: Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.
LFA’s New York City Butterfly Gala is a widely-attended and highly-visible gathering of the Greater New York community. On this important night, we will honor Saks Fifth Avenue and Stephen I. Sadove, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, with the LFA’s Butterfly of Hope—Corporate Leadership Award. Over the years, Saks Fifth Avenue has stood with the LFA and graciously served as a founding partner of both the LFA’s Walk for Lupus Now and Butterfly Gala in New York City. Their many meaningful contributions have helped the LFA to expand our reach and increase our ability to serve those most in need.
In addition, we will present the Butterfly of Hope—Community Investment Award to Hispanic community leader and luminary Natalie Morales, news anchor of NBC News’ “Today”. Natalie’s personal interest in, and NBC’s focus on, increasing public awareness of issues touching the lives of women and children is of critical and shared importance to the LFA mission. I’m also pleased to share that ABC News correspondent Deborah Roberts will serve as our Master of Ceremonies. Oleta Adams, award-winning R&B artist, will make a very special performance.
Last year, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Julian Lennon, Pierce Brosnan, and Robin Thicke, among others, were with us. We expect another spectacular occasion this October! Distinguished guests will include leadership from corporate, industry and philanthropy, visionaries from the fashion and design worlds, local and state elected officials, individuals living with lupus and their loved ones, lupus researchers and clinicians, celebrity supporters, media and more.
Enclosed you’ll find our sponsorship opportunities which detail LFA New York City Butterfly Gala table/ticket levels and benefits. Please contact Wendi Chason at the LFA for additional information. Wendi can be reached at (917) 710-5619 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call me directly (518) 755-1901 or email me email@example.com.
Ten years ago, no one ever spoke about lupus. Today, hope is on the horizon for those living with lupus and their loved ones. YOU can help us continue to build our momentum! Together, we will raise the profile of lupus, generate critically important LFA program funding and encourage greater public and private investments in life-saving research, education, advocacy and support services for those touched by lupus in the Greater New York area.
Your friendship, company and support on October 11 are deeply appreciated.
I understand if the tickets are a little expensive or if you are unable to attend the event, but on the response card there is an opportunity to donate. If you can donate any amount, I would truly be in your debt. This disease has affected my mother, my great aunt and will likely affect many more in my family. I really need your help… anything you can do would be really appreciated. Please also send this invite to anyone and everyone that you think could be able to help! As an added bonus you can add me to any donation you list you have in the future!!! THANK YOU so much in advance!!!
All my love