Mission: Impossible, Possible To Benefit Lupus Research
Join CBS Radio Hartford, the Connecticut branch of the Lupus Foundation of America and Johnson Brunetti, Retirement and Investment Specialists for the third annual Mission: Impossible Possible on Thursday April 24th at Maneeley’s Banquet Hall in South Windsor.
Event only: $75
Pre-event: $125 (includes event)
At this year’s event, the Lupus Foundation will be showcasing our “40 Years, 40 Lives” documentary, produced by our partners at Namebreaker. Special musical guests for the event will be Simply Swing!
VIP entrance is from 6pm to 7pm, including a meet and greet with WTIC NewsTalk 1080’s Jim Vicevich, and regular ticket admission begins at 7pm.
Come join us for a night of food, wine, and increasing lupus awareness!
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Registration is required by Apr. 11, 2014.
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects an estimated 1.5 million people in the United States and 17,000 people in Connecticut. These numbers are extrapolated from the Census based on demographics since there is currently no lupus registry. More people have lupus than multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis combined.
Ninety percent of all individuals diagnosed with lupus are women and People of Color, African-Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Asians and Native Americans are two to three times more likely to develop lupus. As many as 1 in 250 African American women will develop lupus.
Only one in five Americans is aware of lupus symptoms and health effects. Young women ages 18-34 are least aware of lupus, yet they are the group most often affected.
Most people don’t realize they have a potentially disabling and life-threatening disease because symptoms , such as fatigue, skin rashes, joint pain and hair loss mimic other conditions, appear differently in different people, and can increase or decrease in severity from day to day.
There is no single test to diagnose lupus so it can take years to diagnose lupus. More than half of the people with lupus visited three or more doctors and suffered four or more years before being diagnosed.
Click Here to purchase tickets. If you are unable to attend, we encourage you to make a general donation of any amount you can.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!! SEE YOU THERE!!
Proudly Sponsored by Johnson Brunetti, Retirement and Investment Specialists, Quinoco Cadwell, Farmington Bank, the Lupus Foundation of America and CBS Radio Hartford.