36th Annual Italian Dinner &

Silent Auction Fundraiser

36th Annual Italian Dinner &

Silent Auction Fundraiser

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March 20, 2023 12:00 AM EDT - March 30, 2023 10:00 PM EDT

Silent Auction Fundraiser

Step 1: Register for the event and start purchasing our mystery bags or make a donation.

Step 2: Keep an eye on the Silent Auction for the amazing items being added daily.

Step 3: From March 20th to March 30th start bidding and purchase tickets for the 50/50 raffle!

Thank you for participating in our 36th Annual Italian Dinner & Silent Auction Fundraiser in support of Lupus Ontario. This event has raised over $1.5 million to date. Last year's first ever online event was a great success. We surpassed our goal and raised just over $16,000. For the second year, our event will take place virtually from March 20th to March 30th, 2023, and will feature a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and mystery bag sale.

Our fundraising goal for 2023 is $15,000.

Your donation will help us continue to fund lupus research and help spread much-needed awareness for this debilitating, under-recognized disease affecting approximately 1 in 1,000 Canadians.

For more information please email Anne Di Vizio at, Sabrina Dussin at, or Anne Brooks at or give us a call at 905-415-1099.

Thank you,

Sabrina Dussin and Anne Di Vizio


Italian Dinner & Silent Auction Fundraiser

50/50 Raffle

Please find the complete Rules of Play.

Silent Auction

What is Lupus?

Lupus is an incurable autoimmune disease characterized by inflammation in one or more parts of the body. The most common type of lupus is Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). In some ways, lupus represents a kind of allergic reaction by the body, in which the immune system sees the body’s own healthy tissues and cells as foreign.

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is a complex and sometimes baffling condition that can target any tissue or organ of the body, including skin, muscles, joints, blood vessels, lungs, heart, kidneys, and the brain.

There are other types of lupus that mainly affect the skin (Discoid Lupus). Lupus typically occurs in young women between the ages of 15 and 45. However, men and children are also found to have lupus.

How Does Lupus Ontario Support the Community?



  • We provide education and support to lupus patients and their families, through support groups, monthly webinars, and our monthly newsletter.


  • Holding Medical Symposiums focused on managing lupus and providing research updates.
  • Creating awareness through social media, our website, and annual events such as the WALK for Lupus and the Italian Dinner & Silent Auction Fundraiser.

Research Accomplishments

Led by our founder Honey Agar, over a million

dollars was raised for the startup of the Lupus Databank at Toronto Western Hospital. This databank has been the source of valuable patient information for countless lupus research projects. These projects have resulted in a better understanding of lupus and have formed the basis of improved techniques for the management of the disease. 

Funding the annual Geoff Carr Lupus Research

Fellowship since 1990. This Fellowship has trained over 30 rheumatologists at the Ontario Lupus Clinics to become experts in diagnosing and treating lupus. Each Fellow is also required to complete a research project during their Fellowship year. 

One of the biggest challenges lupus patients have is getting a timely diagnosis. The doctors trained during the Geoff Carr Fellowship develop skills that lead to an early diagnosis which can lead to better outcomes. 

Frequently Asked Questions

You've got questions, we've got answers!

Read our how-to guide for more information on how to register and participate.

Organized by
Lupus Ontario
Lupus Ontario is the largest Canadian provincial organization focused on improving the lives of lupus patients and their families. Lupus Ontario’s mission is to provide vital support, education, awareness, advocacy and research through the fundraising efforts of our staff and volunteer community to help those with lupus live longer, healthier and better lives. Our goal is to have a life without lupus. Charity Registration: 88333 1472 RR0001
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