This Monday, October 21, 2013 at 6:30 p.m., Consulting Chef Mike Stollenwerk with Branzino Ristorante is bringing a one time event dinner featuring his classic dishes for a special cause, Lupus Research.
Chef Mike Stollenwerk, on the heels of his new Executive Chef position at Headhouse Crab & Oyster Co., returns to his roots for this one time special event to benefit Lupus Research with a five course benefit dinner.
Reservations are limited to the first 25 guests.
Reserve your seat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even if you can not make this dinner, do not be afraid to make a donation to benefit this great cause.
Event: Lupus Research Benefit Dinner
Date: Monday, October 21, 2013
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Branzino Ristorante BYOB
261 S 17 St
Info provided by Punch Media
Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any or all parts of the body.
Something goes haywire with the immune system, which is the part of the body that fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs ("foreign invaders," like the flu), for those with Lupus. Lupus causes autoantibodies to create inflammation, pain, and damage in various parts of the body.
Facts about lupus:
- Lupus is not contagious, not even through sexual contact. You cannot "catch" lupus from someone or "give" lupus to someone.
- Lupus is not like or related to cancer. Cancer is a condition of malignant, abnormal tissues that grow rapidly and spread into surrounding tissues. Lupus is an autoimmune disease, as described above.
- Lupus is not like or related to HIV (Human Immune Deficiency Virus) or AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). In HIV or AIDS the immune system is underactive; in lupus, the immune system is overactive.
- Lupus can range from mild to life-threatening and should always be treated by a doctor. With good medical care, most people with lupus can lead a full life.
- Our research estimates that at least 1.5 million Americans have lupus. The actual number may be higher; however, there have been no large-scale studies to show the actual number of people in the U.S. living with lupus.
- More than 16,000 new cases of lupus are reported annually across the country.
- It is believed that 5 million people throughout the world have a form of lupus.
- Lupus strikes mostly women of childbearing age (15-44). However, men, children, and teenagers develop lupus, too.
- Women of color are two to three times more likely to develop lupus than Caucasians.
- People of all races and ethnic groups can develop lupus.
Facts of Lupus from Lupus Foundation of America