Vancouver, Canada, August 20, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- The evening prior to the Backstreet Boys concert in Vancouver, B.C., Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough will host ‘The Beginning of The End of Lupus’ fundraiser, in support of his Dorough Lupus Foundation (DLF).
The event will be held on September 3, 2008 in Vancouver, B.C. Canada, at The End Café on Commercial Dr.
“This is the second fundraising event that the Foundation has held in the Pacific Northwest and we are hoping that many people will be able to attend,” said Angie Herring, CEO of the Foundation. The Foundation’s first event was a skiing weekend in Whistler, held in 2007.
For more info, including ticket prices please contact: www.dlfcanada.com
About the Dorough Lupus Foundation (DLF)
Howie Dorough (Backstreet Boys) established the Dorough Lupus Foundation in memory of his sister, Caroline Dorough-Cochran, who succumbed to the devastating disease, lupus. The Foundation’s goal is to generate financial support for organizations and individuals dedicated to research into, treatment of, and public education about the disease. It also provides financial assistance to organizations that help people living with lupus who cannot afford treatment.
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease, which causes inflammation of various parts of the body, especially the skin, joints, blood and kidneys. The immune system normally protects the body against viruses, bacteria and other foreign materials. In an autoimmune disease like lupus, the immune system loses its ability to tell the difference between foreign substances and it own cells and tissues. The immune system then makes anti-bodies directed against itself.
For more information about both the Dorough Lupus Foundation (DLF): www.doroughlupusfoundation.org