We are always looking for new ways to contribute to our community and this past week Rochelle and Richard Maize had the opportunity to attend the Lupus LA Orange Ball underneath the space shuttle endeavor. The LA community came together under one roof for a common goal supporting the efforts and passion of Michelle and Alan Kaye alongside the likes of Sharon Stone, Melissa Joan Hart, and Gilles Marini. 

Lupus LA is a three fold organization:

  • They fund medical research to help find the causes of and a cure for lupus with the Lupus Research Institute and through funding a rheumatology fellow at a local Los Angeles area hospital.
  • They provide a patient services to the lupus community in the greater Los Angeles area such as support groups for adults and pediatrics, doctor referrals, and patient education.
  • They promote lupus awareness and advocate on a local and national level for better healthcare and government involvement for the lupus population.

It was an honor to be able to attend the Orange Ball and make a donation from the Maize Foundation and get to see first hand all the incredible work they are doing over there in partnership with Hint Water & Fenix Cosmetics, as well as:

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

UCLA Medical Center

UC Irvine Medical Center

The Lupus Initiative

The Federal Drug Administration (FDA)

The National Institute of Health (NIH)