The Asheville Local Lupus Benefit is happening this weekend, Saturday May 19, 2012 from 9pm – 2am at the VIP Lounge below Restaurant Solace in downtown AVL. You can RSVP on Facebook through the link above, or just show up at the benefit and purchase tickets at the door. Here is the flyer, please share it and we look forward to seeing you there.
I was born and raised in Asheville, NC. Graduated from A.C. Reynolds. Attended A.B.Tech and received an A.A.S in Radiologic Technology. I attended an applied Nuclear Medicine program at UNC Chapel Hill. Graduated and worked as a Nuclear Medicine Tech for over 8 years.
I began having Lupus symptoms at age 12. It started with severe joint pain and exhaustion. This became gradually worse over the years. I went to doctor after doctor and insisted something was wrong, but no one seemed to listen. It took me 20 years to get a diagnosis of Lupus and 21 years to get a Fibromyalgia diagnosis.
I’ve had an array of orthopedic surgeries, including a total hip replacement last year. Lupus is destroying the connective tissue in my body, but with the support of my friends and family, I feel there are brighter days ahead.
Lupus affects many families in the Asheville and Western North Carolina area. Progress is being made and we are getting closer to a cure and better treatment every day. There is a light at the end of the tunnel and you can be a part of making that happen.
The evening of May 19th is packed with a great time for a great cause. Doors open at 8:45pm with local Asheville band “Lyric” taking the stage. If you have not heard them, you are in for an awesome time! (Bring your dancing shoes and dance with us!!)
At 10pm the Lupus Foundation is going to be introduced to the crowd and you are going to learn a little more about how much you are helping by being a part of this benefit. Door Prize Giveaways @ 10:20! Then at 10:30, local music legend “Chuck Beattie Band” will be taking the stage and doing a one hour set of great tunes! Door Prize Giveaways AGAIN @ 11:30! The party does not stop there. At 12 midnight, the DJ team gets behind the wheels and we are going to dance and party like its 2099! Cash bar & food specials available.