TheCelebrityCafe.com Hosting Auction to Benefit Lupus Alliance of America
The event, featuring live and silent auctions, food, beverages and live entertainment, is set for 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the Melville Marriott, located at 1350 Old Walt Whitman Road (off Route 110) in Melville. Tickets are $50 if purchased in advance by calling the Lupus Alliance at 516.783.3370, or $65 at the door.
"Attendees will have an opportunity to bid on a wide array of items--including vacation packages, autographed memorabilia, theater and concert tickets, an in-house concert by Jen Chapin, books and CDs, and gift certificates--while networking, eating, watching live performances and helping a good cause," said Dominick Miserandino, founder, editor-in-chief and publisher of TheCelebrityCafe.com.
Miserandino's motivation to solicit auction items and host the fundraiser for the Bellmore-based Lupus Alliance of LI and Queens stems from his love for his 27-year old sister, Christine, who is afflicted with lupus, a chronic auto-immune disease that causes inflammation of various parts of the body--including the joints, kidneys, heart, lungs, brain, blood or skin.
"She goes through a lot, and the least I can do is help an organization that gives her and other lupus sufferers some much-needed emotional and moral support," he said.
Lupus Alliance of America provides education, support and services to people suffering with the disease, as well as to their families and friends, the medical community and the general public. For more information, visit www.lupusliqueens.org.