Sponsored by CBS Radio in Hartford, WTIC News Talk 1080, and Johnson Brunetti, the Connecticut branch of the Lupus Foundation of America will holding a Mission Impossible Scavenger Hunt at the New England Air Museum on Saturday, April 21 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Help us build a Lupus Center for Excellence in Connecticut. Every dollar donated will go towards a center dedicated to providing comprehensive care that improves the quality of life for patients diagnosed with lupus and other rheumatological diseases as we forge toward a cure. Our plan is to locate the center at the Hospital for Central Connecticut, a Hartford HealthCare partner.
Tickets are available online for $75, with a VIP option available for $125. There will be a special event starting at 5 p.m. with Jim Vicevich for VIP registrants. All proceeds go to funding a cure for Lupus.
Yes, you will be able to buy tickets at the door.
Click here to purchase tickets. If you are unable to attend, we encourage you to make a general donation of any amount you can.
The New England Air Museum is located just north of Bradley International Airport and can be accessed easily from Route 75, or Route 20 in Windsor Locks.
More Event Details
Singer/songwriter Becky Kessler kicks off the entertainment at 5 p.m. for the VIP guests. She’s scheduled to be on until 6:30 p.m. What’s her music like? Listen to a few tracks here.
Carry Johnson hits the stage right about 7 p.m.
Catering for the event – yup, we’ve got free food for everyone – is provided by Maneeley’s in South Windsor.
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects an estimated 1.5 million people in the United States and 17,000 people in Connecticut. These numbers are extrapolated from the Census based on demographics since there is currently no lupus registry. More people have lupus than multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis combined.
Ninety percent of all individuals diagnosed with lupus are women and People of Color, African-Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Asians and Native Americans are two to three times more likely to develop lupus. As many as 1 in 250 African American women will develop lupus.
Only one in five Americans is aware of lupus symptoms and health effects. Young women ages 18-34 are least aware of lupus, yet they are the group most often affected.
Most people don’t realize they have a potentially disabling and life-threatening disease because symptoms , such as fatigue, skin rashes, joint pain and hair loss mimic other conditions, appear differently in different people, and can increase or decrease in severity from day to day.
There is no single test to diagnose lupus so it can take years to diagnose lupus. More than half of the people with lupus visited three or more doctors and suffered four or more years before being diagnosed.