Although lupus affects more people than AIDS, sickle cell anemia, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, and cystic fibrosis combined, sadly—researchers still don’t understand the cause or have cure. And research for lupus is severely underfunded.
On May 3, 2013, Lupus Colorado is raising awareness and raising money for the disease with a benefit concert for lupus research, An Evening of Motown Magic. This energetic evening of dancing and entertainment will feature two of Denver’s most sought-after acts, the Hazel Miller Band and Ron Ivory’s One on One, at one of Denver’s premier venues, The Soiled Dove Underground at Lowry.
Hazel Miller has been a popular performer in Colorado for 24 years. Whether she is singing blues, jazz, pop, or gospel, her voice charges the songs with a primal dose of genuine soul.
Ron Ivory’s One on One is a quartet which showcases Motown, classic soul and old school rhythm and blues just the way you like it. This quintessential quartet features songs from the 50′s thru the 90′s, including songs by artists such as The Temptations, The Four Tops, and Marvin Gaye.
Performer Ron Ivory has seen the impacts lupus can have on a person’s life.
“Since the mid 80s I’ve been aware of the disease, since that time I have encountered numerous persons, mostly friends, with the disease. Some have passed on and others are still alive and dealing with its effects — health-wise and with their quality of life,” Ivory said. “I am hoping this event will bring more awareness and contributions to its study, cause and cure as well as other auto-immune diseases. Through song and positive energy, we are hoping that An Evening of Motown Magic will bring lupus to a positive end.”
Not only is Lupus Colorado appreciative of the talented people who are supporting this event, but also of the businesses who have come on board to sponsor the event. This includes title sponsor Xcel Energy, Jammin’ 101.5 radio, The Denver Urban Spectrum newspaper, and The Soiled Dove.
“It’s a privilege to have two acts of this caliber perform at the same event along with the support of these Colorado companies,” said Lupus Colorado CEO Debbie Lynch. “We thank them for coming together to bring more support and attention for people who suffer from lupus.”
Tickets can be purchased at www.blacktie-colorado.com, Event Code Lupis53, for $30 each. The fun starts at 7:30 p.m. on May 3 at The Soiled Dove Underground, 7401 E 1st Ave., in Denver.
“We’re hoping everyone will come out and support this cause,” said Rhonda Jackson, Lupus Colorado Special Events and Outreach Consultant. “Great music, fun and dancing.”