Press Release: GA LA CAR Launches a Booster T-Shirts Fundraiser for Lupus

lol6Jacksonville, Fl.  We are please to announce the launch of a new online Ladies of Lupus t-shirt fundraiser at Raising the Awareness of Lupus Symptoms and Solutions to Save Lives is the focus of Ladies of Lupus Awareness initiative, Founded by business owner Gail Carter-Cade of, GA LA CAR, since 1989.
Mrs. Carter-Cade set up GA LA CAR Community Outreach to focus on supporting organizations that has affected her life personally.   Ladies of Lupus t-shirt campaign aims to raise $1000 or more to continue funding awareness events and the Lupus Foundations of America/Florida Chapter research for a cure for Lupus disease.  Gail Carter-Cade created the t-shirt styles.  These gorgeous t-shirts are original designs created with the vision to educate, attract ladies with lupus to wear them proudly and to fit the female body comfortably. 

When Mrs. Carter-Cade asked some people if they know someone who has lupus, most people replied that they “knew” someone who had lupus.  By the time the loved one was diagnosed with lupus it was too late and they’d passed away.   U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a report in May 2002 which indicated that deaths attributed to lupus increased over a 20-year period, particularly among African American women ages 45-64.  However, it is not clear if the rise is the result of an actual increase in lupus mortality or better identification and reporting of deaths due to complications of the disease. Trends in Deaths from SLE — United States, 1979 – 1998

While lupus is a widespread disease, awareness of the disease lags behind many other illnesses.  In a nationwide poll of 1,000 adults conducted for the LFA, 38% said they are somewhat or very familiar with lupus while 39% have only heard of the disease and 22% have never heard of lupus.  In an another survey, only four of ten young adults ages 18-24 claimed to be aware of lupus, even though the disease often strikes during the childbearing years.  A LFA survey of its members suggests that more than half of those afflicted with lupus suffered at least four years, and saw three or more doctors before obtaining a correct diagnosis of lupus.

Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that can affect various systems of the body, especially the skin, joints, blood, and kidneys.   We are confident that because of our efforts, we will see and impact in lupus awareness locally.  Mrs. Carter-Cade continually searches for new ways to give back through grassroots community events working to raise awareness and funds for Lupus research.
Join in with us and support our efforts.  To get your own shirt please visit for the original t-shirt with rhinestones and for the newest style t-  

For more information, please contact:
Gail Carter-Cade                                          GA  LA – CAR, Community Outreach – Ladies of Lupus          2640 Cesery Blvd., Suite 11, 
Jacksonville, Fl  32211                                    904-487—9254 — —



Jacksonville, Fl – Locally owned GA LA CAR Boutique Salon, since 1989 and Y and Y Beauty Supply announces their collaboration to sponsor the first free hair weaving extension and services to ladies who have thinning hair from lupus.  Thecooperative efforts are focused on increasing the awareness of the effects that lupus has on the hair, solutions available and funds for research, Lupus Foundation of Florida.

The Ladies of Lupus free hair extension services will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014.  It will be held at GA LA CAR Boutique Salon 10am to 2pm.  Hair weaving extension services will be applied by GA LA CAR styling team and the hair extensions will be provided by Y and Y Beauty Supply.  Required Consultations will be held on Thursday, May 29 and Friday 30, 2014 between the hours of 5pm to 7pm. The option to bring your own hair of choice is available or may be required.

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes inflammation of the body.  Inflammation of the skin is often an early sign of lupus that usually results in thinning of the hair and loss of eyelashes, eyebrows, facial hair, and body hair. Studies compared the hair diameter in patients with lupus and found they are much thinner, in general, than hairs from people without lupus. Hair on the scalp may gradually thin out, although a few people lose clumps of hair, 27%of lupus patients experience alopecia (hair loss).  There are others who experience permanent hair loss due discoid lesions which scar hair follicles.

Hair loss is one of the most devastating things that could happen to a woman.  Hair is considered a woman’s glory.  It can become overwhelming and depressing to look into the mirror without remembering how one looked before this disease set in see your hair thin out, leaving you feeling hopeless.  Low self esteem may set in making it difficult to find your place again.

More than 90 percent of people with lupus are women between the ages of 15 and 45. African American, Latina, Asian, and Native American women are at greater risk of getting lupus than white women.

Gail Carter-Cade of GA LA – CAR, entrepreneur like so many people in our community has lupus. This hair extension event is a part of her ongoing efforts to increase awareness of lupus.  At GA LA CAR Boutique Salon,free thorough consultations, taking in the condition of the hair, the size of the thinning area and the best type of hair replacement and style suited for the hair type to be blended in with the natural hair for the most natural appeal.                                                                                      

For more information, please contact: Gail Carter-Cade,                                                                                                                     GA LA CAR Boutique Salon 2540 Cesery Blvd., Suite 11,  Jacksonville, Fl  32211        904-487—9254 —  ladiesoflupus@galacar.comImage

Community Interest – Why Wait?

href=””>new shopThe first time I opened a business was in 1989. My brother’s famous words were, “how are you going to go in business in a deficit? My robust words were “that’s the best way to be because I have nothing to lose”. Between my online and shop I’ve remained in business for over 24 years. In December 2012 I went out of business because my landlord closed their building. Personally I knew that opening another shop was in my heart. I am so happy that I stepped out there again. I have recently opened a shop in a new location.

Yesterday on the Queen Latifah Show, she had stunt woman Angela Meryl on her show. Ms. Meryl quoted these very powerful words, “Don’t let your dreams to the grave”. I agree.

Who’s Dressing?


Who’s Dressing? Let’s compare preparing meat for a grocery store to a woman dressing for an occasion.  In a grocery store meat is carefully taken care of.  It is kept in the proper temperature, cut to specialty size, cleansed and packaged particularly in a way that will be appealing and not distracting.  If the meat package is open and some of the meat is exposed it is thrown in the garbage.

Since clothes are designed to fit a little tighter now.  Before we choose clothes try to look younger or in style we need to consider our shapes, size, colors and the occasion how much of our bodies do we want to reveal or expose to strangers.  Regardless of the occasion we want to dress our best to look our best whether if it’s for career, casual, business, evening or religious affair.   We should give the same care and considerations to our appearance that is given to meat before we step out and represent ourselves.  Ooh La La GA LA CAR. Beauty is a Necessity and Not a Luxury.



Community Interest – Humble Status

imagesCAPY2QDPFor over twenty years, from time to time I have been doing Congresswoman Corrine Brown’s hair. She and I like to wear our hair full. Recently I was requested to do Congresswomen’s Brown’s hair. Most of the time when I would go my daughters would accompany me. Congresswoman Brown would always make sure that we had a meal while we were there. This time I went alone. Before I arrived the Congresswoman had purchased food for me. More importantly, It was a pleasure to know that despite her status she still remains humble. Congresswoman Brown served me the food and made sure that I had everything to make me comfortable. This is not a plug it is share appreciation for those who do not let status change them. Ooh La La GA LA CAR…Neutrality.

Community Interest – Organized


A day off can be very useful in many ways.  I like so many people have been trying find time to get re-organized or organized.  Finally I have taken some the time to at least to get started.  Weblog is now added to my schedule, customer service follow up calls and more time for the family for starters.  Everything that we need to organize doesn’t have to done all in one day.  Just as long as we get started is most important.  Ooh La La GA LA CAR…

Are you ready for the cold?

Image.. Wow!  It’s time to dress for colder weather.  The cold weather just appeared just like that.  Are you ready for it?  Do you have heavier clothes, sweaters, hats , scarf’s or boots?  Well one type of clothing style that will help alleviate staying warm is a fashionable suit.  Suits are not just for the older woman.  Today there are so many styles available.   A suit can make your dressing choice simpler.  There are styles for career, business; religious, after 5 and casual wear.  Just choose your style and you are fully dressed for the occasion.  Take a look at this suit and tell us what you think….Ooh La La GA LA CAR.