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Sneak Peek: 2013 Serving Up Style With Designers Fighting Lupus

Portland-Based Interior Design Firm Is Giving Back

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GHID is teaming up with Patrick Richardson of Murrayhill Remodeling for our 3rd year of Serving Up Style (SUS). If you haven't heard of  SUS before, it is an annual fundraising event for Molly's Fund Fighting Lupus, where over 20 design teams come together to donate materials and time to this inspiring non-profit. The GHID team is ramping up for this years booth that is themed, COLORrbomb, but before we dive into design details, I want to tell you a little more about this wonderful non-profit.

Local Non-Profits - Molly's Fund Fighting Lupus

It is our mission at Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus to educate the public about lupus, partner with the medical community to push for earlier, life-saving diagnosis, and to spur governments and foundations to fund research toward a cure.

Our Vision

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2011 Serving Up Style Booth by Garrison Hullinger Interior Design; photography by Blackstone Edge

Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus is a non-profit foundation that is changing the way the medical community, pharmaceutical companies, those impacted by lupus, and the general public understand the disease, its diagnosis and its treatment. We want those afflicted by lupus to know that they are not alone, we are here to support them and we are dedicated to making a difference.

We want our efforts to help those impacted by lupus feel better supported and understood. Our outreach, education, marketing and advocacy strategies are designed to assist people with lupus to seek help and receive early diagnosis and treatment. Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus wants to see the mortality rate for the disease decrease.

Our Outreach and Advocacy

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2011 Serving Up Style Booth designed by Garrison Hullinger Interior Design; photography by Blackstone Edge

We are dedicated to the continual outreach and advocacy on behalf of those with lupus, beginning with partnering with those in the medical community, doctors, hospitals, and the insurance industry. We want to attract public and political support for more research dollars in the fight against lupus, which will lead to earlier diagnosis, better treatments and medicines, and ultimately, a cure.

Each year we take a portion of the dollars raised to create awareness campaigns in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Individuals with lupus who are willing to share are highlighted with their brave stories of hope and challenge.

Our Grant Making and Fundraising Efforts

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2012 Serving Up Style designed by Garrison Hullinger Interior Design, photography by Blackstone Edge

The dollars we raise are dedicated to education, awareness, client assistance and research. Our Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus grant making program is focused on:

  • Early diagnosis and treatment of the disease
  • Research and innovation
  • Awareness building and advocacy for lupus
  • Impacts of lupus

Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus gives 90% of the dollars raised to outreach and support programs. Foundation fundraising has increased 100% over the last four years and Molly’s Fund have aligned with major corporations, individuals, and foundations who now are joining the fight, by both giving funds and participating in outreach and support efforts.

Two of our largest fundraising events, Butterflies In the Park and Serving Up Style, help us raise awareness of lupus, as well as raise funds to continue our mission and vision for earlier diagnosis, support and advocacy on behalf of those with lupus. These events also fund our client assistance program.  More than 20,000 people in the Portland area attend these events over the course of each year.

For more information, visit Molly's Fun Fighting Lupus.

Serving Up Style COLORbomb Products

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We've partnering with some fabulous vendors and businesses for this year's Serving Up Style entry, COLORbomb. We are proud to showcase some fabulous products from Cascade Coil Drapery, Chown Lighting, Custom Interior Spaces, Five Star Faux Painting, & Katayama Framing! Check out our GHID blog in the weeks to come for a more in-depth look into the creation of COLORbomb. Feast in Technicolor!

Celebrity Designer That Will Be At The Show

Danielle, a former professional modern dancer, is now an interior designer in New York. After she earned a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology from Stanford University and an associate's degree in interior design from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise in Los Angeles, Danielle opened her own design firm. As a self-described problem solver, Danielle believes she uses her open, friendly and quirky personality to connect with her clients. She characterizes her design style as global chic, classic modern and edited traditional.

For entire article - HGTV

Support A Non-Profit While Seeing Creative Spaces

There are plenty of ways to get involved with this fabulous event! You can attend the show, partake in the October 5 auction or sign up to volunteer for the event.

We hope you all save the date and attend the show!