"Morning Joe's" Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, "30 Rock's" Jane Krakowski Headline 40th Anniversary Gala at Lincoln Center

Gala To Honor Susan & Morrie Golick, Human Genome Sciences and GlaxoSmithKline

Jane Krakowski

Tony Award winner (Nine) and two-time Emmy nominee (“30 Rock”) Jane Krakowski has been announced as musical headliner for the 40th anniversary “Life Without Lupus® gala benefiting the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation on Monday, November 22. MSNBC's "Morning Joe" hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough will be masters of ceremony for the expected sell-out black-tie benefit at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, located on Columbus Ave & West 65th Street in New York, which begins at 6 p.m. with a red carpet and cocktail reception, followed by awards, musical performance, and dinner.

Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough

The event will recognize individuals and entities that have dedicated time, funds and effort to provide care while finding a cure for lupus. This year’s honorees are Susan Golick and her father, Morrie Golick, founders of the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation; Human Genome Sciences (accepting the award is H. Thomas Watkins, President & CEO); and GlaxoSmithKline (accepting the award is Dr. David Gordon, Medicines Development Leader).

Jane Krakowski currently stars as “Jenna Maroney” in NBC’s Emmy Award-winning 30 Rock. Jane, along with the 30 Rock cast, won the 2008 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. In 2010 and 2009, she received Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. This summer, Jane released her solo debut album, “The Laziest Gal in Town,” a CD recording captured during her cabaret nightclub debut at the Park Avenue hotspot Feinstein’s at Loews Regency.

“I am honored to be a part of such a fabulous night and for such a great cause. Lupus affects so many people, mostly young women in the prime of their lives.  Performing at Avery Fisher Hall is such a thrill. I’m looking forward to being there,” Krakowski said.

For the past 40 years, the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation has brought aid to lupus patients in New York City, increased the public’s awareness of lupus as a critical women’s health issue, and funded research for a cure. As the largest lupus organization in the city, it provides the most services to those with lupus and continues to extend its reach throughout the five boroughs. All proceeds from the event will go to support the foundation in its commitment to lupus research and the ongoing care New Yorkers suffering from the life-threatening autoimmune disease.

For more information, please contact the Foundation at 212.685.4118.

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