A Night of Beauty for Lupus Warriors

Tawny Smith couldn’t figure out why she was always so tired. In 2005, the then 30-something-year-old journalist was a successful producer, newly married and looking forward to further building her career. But was plagued with unexplainable exhaustion that kept getting in the way. It wasn’t until she saw a rheumatologist several months later that she was provided with some answers: she had Lupus.

“I found myself diagnosed with this mysterious disease that left me extremely tired, with achy joints and disoriented at times,” Tawny said. “Now I’m dedicated to raising awareness so that no one is left wondering what’s wrong with them like I did all those years ago.”