In this episode, we talk with Sarata Kaba, Special Events Manager of the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation, about planning the Life Without Lupus Gala. This annual fundraiser, which is held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, draws over 700 guests and features a live auction and a performance from a well-known recording artist. This year, the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation will honor Simona and Jerome Chazen for their commitment to the organization and present New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg with the Distinguished Public Health Leadership Award. Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis will perform. Sarata discusses the process of planning a large, glamorous gala – everything from planning the menu to selecting centerpieces. If you’re planning a fundraiser or always wanted to know how large events come together, this interview is not to be missed.