The fifth annual Purple Ball to benefit The Lupus Foundation of America, Heartland Chapter, was held at the beautiful Four Seasons Hotel in downtown St. Louis. The event featured a cocktail reception with entertainment by Moore & Moore Jazz Ensemble, a wine pull, silent and live auctions, gourmet dinner and the presentation of the Lupus Leadership Award. The evening concluded with music and dancing to the sounds of professional DJ, D2thaC. The Lupus Leadership Awards recognize leaders in our community who have demonstrated outstanding support and commitment to the Lupus Foundation of America, Heartland Chapter and to improving the quality of life for all people affected by the disease. This year’s award recipient is Health Care Family Credit Union. The Purple Ball was hosted by Elvit Zubiri, the Chair of the Purple Ball, and Jasmine Huda, KTVI-TV FOX2 Anchor, served as Master of Ceremonies.