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Shady Ladies

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Media Alert! The Shady Ladies Dinner & Celebrity Sunglass Auction This Saturday

Written by: Kendall Bierer
Client: The Shady Ladies Dinner and Celebrity Sunglass Auction
Release Date: 2013-02-08

Wellington, FL – February 8, 2013 – The Shady Ladies Dinner & Celebrity Sunglass Auction rolls the $80,000 Adequan Grand Prix, a ringside dinner, cocktails and live and silent auctions all into one fabulous evening for the benefit of the Lupus Research Institute tomorrow, Saturday, February 9. Now in its eighth year, the always-popular event will be held ringside in the Wellington Club at the International Arena at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. The evening kicks off at 6:30 with Honorary Co-Chairmen, renowned fashion designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka.

“This is an event run by equestrians. There are so many fundraisers held during the winter season, all for the benefit of worthy causes, but this is an event that’s put together and hosted by other equestrians – Angela and Chris Paradysz and Teri and John Wood,” Kim Tudor, Owner of Tudor & Company, explained.

Media Contact:

Kendall Bierer

Cell: 561.309.9873

Work: 561.753.3389


Angela and Chris Paradysz started the Shady Ladies event eight years ago, because their daughter, Allie, suffers from Lupus –a chronic, complex and prevalent autoimmune disease that affects more than 1.5 million Americans.  Lupus is difficult to diagnose because its symptoms come and go, mimic those of other diseases, and there is no single laboratory test that can definitively identify the illness. Lupus is a disease that doesn’t generally show on the surface, and because of that people are often astounded to learn that people they know are afflicted with this serious illness.

Since its inception, the Shady Ladies signature celebrity sunglass auction has grown to include elaborate packages accompanying each pair of auctioned sunglasses. Attendees can plan to bid on items like Bruce Springsteen’s sunglasses, coupled with CDs signed by the boss himself.

For further information and to purchase tickets please contact Kim Tudor at 908-512-2828 or

8th Annual Shady Ladies Dinner &Celebrity Sunglass Auction!

EVENT: The Shady Ladies Dinner and Celebrity Sunglass Auction for the benefit of the Lupus Research Institute.

WHAT: A fun themed evening at the International Arena of the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.  The event will feature ringside dinner, cocktails, and live and silent auctions during the $80,000 Adequan Grand Prix at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on autographed celebrity sunglasses to raise money for the benefit of the Lupus Research Institute.

WHEN: Saturday Evening, February 9, 2013
Cocktails and Silent Auction at 6:30 p.m.
Dinner and Live Auction at 7:30 p.m.
During the $80,000 Adequan Grand Prix

WHERE: Wellington Club at the International Arena
Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, Pierson Road, Wellington, FL 33414

BENEFICIARY: Lupus Research Institute


Kim Tudor at or 908-512-2828



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