"In the past year, requests for our Quality of Life financial grants have tripled. People living with lupus have been hit by this economic crisis hard, as medication costs, doctor co-pays and more have drained their wallets", said JoAnn Quinn, Executive Director of the Lupus Alliance of LIQ. She added, 'Life on Long Island is hard enough for those who can work full time and are healthy. Imagine how hard it is for someone who struggles to keep even a part-time job despite their debilitating illness, while trying to control that illness by taking expensive medication and visiting several doctors a month. It is almost impossible to do without some kind of help."
The proceeds from the Lady Gaga guitar raffle will go towards the Quality of Life financial assistance program as well as to other support services offered by the Alliance, including educational programs, support and counseling services, kids programs, public awareness programs and more.
Raffle tickets are $25.00 each or a book of 5 for $100.00 and can be purchased on the Alliance website at www.lupusliqueens.org/
Carol Goldklang, President of the Lupus Alliance of LIQ said, "We have always been proud of the fact that all of our Board Members and staff members have a personal connection to lupus, whether they have lupus themselves, or someone they love does. For each one of us, this isn't just business, it is personal. For Lady Gaga this cause is also personal, and we look forward to working with her now and in the future to help those living with lupus, and to further research into the cause and cure."
Raffle tickets are available now until and including September 26th. Be sure to grab your chance at winning this great guitar signed by Lady Gaga, while helping the over 2 Million Americans who have Lupus!