This weekend, I will be “walking” in the Lupus Foundation of America’s Los Angeles “Walk with Us to End Lupus Now”. If you know me, you know I will be donning my purple “LA Lupus Lady” cape to harness my “flair” to transform into a patient advocate/activist that shares “Lupus Awareness is fun. Lupus is not.” But before I take one step for Lupus Research, I wanted to share a few ways that I am upgrading the protection arsenal in my life.
The bright pink and chic design may be deceiving, but this “Holla Hers” Personal Alarm from Damsel In Defense http://DamselProGal.com comes with a L.E.D. flashlight and is adaptable to any key chain, and has a 120-decibel alarm. This alarm does not guarantee protection but offers me a signal and in the event of an attack, I hope to never hear the piercing noise again. After I unwrapped the “Holla Hers”, I took it outside for a test run – and run my cat did! I will hopefully never hear that shrieking sound again.
During this past “Emmy Weekend” at the Vanity Fair Social Club (#VFSC) we not only honored the nominees but the Social Media Correspondents (affectionately known as “Twitterati”) celebrated the 10th Anniversary of Viktor and Rolf’s “Flowerbomb” perfume. The
sexy scent comes packaged in a sleek glass/crystal “grenade” complete with “V and R” logo as the “grenade pin” per se. This is one floral scent that powers without being overbearing; this ‘scent-sational’ addition to my arsenal of aromatherapy T
he bottle looks as good as the liquid encased inside it smells.
My cape has been put away and I recently got it out of the purple box and laid it out – ready to wear on Saturday as I join the LFA at the LA Coliseum in Exposition Park. Putting on the purple is one way we unify together for the non-profit. This past June I was a scholarship winner and the Lupus Foundation of America sponsored my trip to the Lupus Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C. I cannot wait to walk in support of the Lupus Patients (Warriors) and the LFA wearing the purple cape that stayed in LA while I shared Lupus Advocacy with members of Congress on Capitol Hill.