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Celebrities turn out for Lupus 5th annual poker fundraiser, details

By April Neale Aug 30, 2013, 1:55 GMT

Celebrities turn out for Lupus 5th annual poker fundraiser, details

David Alan Grier - helping raise funds for Lupus Laurence Agron / PR Photos

Lupus affects 1.5 Million people in the US, 60,000 of whom are in Los Angeles County.

The “Get Lucky for Lupus LA!” poker tournament and party raises funds for Lupus LA, which promotes lupus research, awareness, and education, and serves the needs of people with lupus and their families in California. In previous years, the event has raised as much as $70,000 for the cause. To learn how you can "Get Into The Loop" please visit lupusla.org.

Hollywood’s hottest will be taking over the rooftop of the Petersen Automotive Museum to “Get Lucky for Lupus LA!.” Young Hollywood celebrities, athletes, musicians and VIPs will ante up to support Lupus LA. Talent attending includes Toni Braxton (Six-time Grammy Award Winner), Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station), Joanna Krupa (Real Housewives of Miami), Marlon Wayans (The Heat), Karina Smirnoff (Dancing With The Stars), Mekhi Phifer (ER), Rich Sommer (Mad Men), Howie Dorough (Backstreet Boys), Sarah Rue (Rules of Engagement), Carl Weathers (Rocky), Shanna Moakler (The Wedding Singer), Gilles Marini (Sex and The City), AJ Buckley (CSI), Jayde Nicole (The Hills), Corey Feldman (Stand By Me), Roger Cross (Arrow), Golnessa Gharachedaghi (Shahs of Sunset), Dennis Haskins (Saved by the Bell), Jamar Rogers (The Voice), Josh Altman (Million Dollar Listing), Meredith Monroe (Criminal Minds), Kerr Smith (Dawson’s Creek), Bobby Brown (Singer), Kelly Monaco (General Hospital), Jessica Hall (Kendra), Vanessa Branch (Orbit), Charlie McDermott (The Middle), Shannon Elizabeth (American Pie), Rob Riggle (The Daily Show), David Alan Grier (In Living Color), Ryan Cabrera (Singer), Sharna Burgess (Dancing With The Stars), Octavius Johnson (The Wire), Adam Shankman (Director), Jamie Gray (Olympic Gold Medalist), Jamie Gold (World Series Of Poker), Tiffany Michelle (World Series Of Poker), Jason Somerville (World Series Of Poker), Mike 'The Miz' Mizanin (WWE), Corey Maggette (NBA), Jason Collins (NBA), Jarron Collins (NBA), Tito Ortiz (UFC) and more bold faced names to come.

Guests will enjoy an evening of mixing, mingling and poker playing while overlooking the fabulous Hollywood Hills. The “Get Lucky for Lupus LA!” celebrity poker tournament and party will feature a silent auction with priceless memorabilia from sports, music, TV and film stars.

Poker players will have the chance to win a $10,000 poker seat at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event in the Bahamas! Also on site, a customized photo booth, SodaStream handcrafted soda bars, food carts, and beverages from Skinnygirl cocktails and Venice Beach Beer Company.  

The Petersen Automotive Museum at 6060 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036

 

 



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