By Jennifer Davis
Updated Mar 12, 2013 @ 2:00 pm
Credit: Rex USA

Padma Lakshmi (in Monique Lhuillier) brought along pal Susan Sarandon to help her host the 5th Annual Blossom Ball at New York City's Capitale, which raises awareness for the organization the Top Chef host co-founded, The Endometriosis Foundation of America. The EFA strives to increase recognition of an often-misdiagnosed disease by facilitating training and funding research. Lakshmi is so vocal and passionate about the cause because she suffered from the disease for decades. To learn more about the foundation visit

Plus, see more photos from last night's parties!