After being diagnosed with Lupus two year ago, local stylist Gail Carter-Cade vowed to empower other women stricken with the crippling disease. Lupus affects 1.5 million people in the United States; the disease actually affects Black women disproportionately. Black women are three times more likely than any other racial or ethnic group to develop lupus. For five hours Lupus patients had the opportunity to visit GALACAR salon to receive free manicures, makeovers, hairstyles and refreshments courtesy of Paul Mitchell. “I was diagnosed in 2003, I don’t let Lupus run me, I run Lupus; everyday is not a good day. I’m determined to stay in control,” says Gloria Miller. “I don’t hesitate to spread the word about the disease that often goes unnoticed”. She said. Gloria Miller, shown being pampered by Paul Mitchell student Tianna Tillman at the Ladies of Lupus Day.