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As a 4-year Leukemia survivor, Stacey Mertes is heavily involved in fundraising for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as well as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the American Diabetes Association. Her 7-year-old son, Logan, is a recently diagnosed Type 1 diabetic, but keeps Stacey on her toes with his own active fundraising endeavors such as the Columbia Tower climb (for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society), WaMu stair climb (for Cystic Fibrosis), and several triathlons and other stair climbs around the city. Originally from a suburb of Chicago, Stacey has lived in many of the local neighborhoods (including spending 11 years next to the Pike Place Market), since graduating from the University of Washington. She finally settled down in the most diverse zip code in the country, Columbia City, where she enjoys walks to the many restaurants, farmers market, and art events nearby. Her favorite hobby of late is finding the most fun “free” things to do around Seattle with her son. She loves movies, plays, visiting the Pacific Science Center and other museums, and finding those geocaching adventures.

5th Annual Mardi Gras Ball: Five Years Of Faerietales

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Mardi Gras Ball hosted by Les Faeries Vertes (photo credit: Les Faeries Vertes)

Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, carnival…whatever you refer to it as, it is fast approaching. One way to celebrate it is to attend the 5th Annual Mardi Gras Ball: Five Years of Faerietales this Saturday, February 9, 2013 hosted by Les Faeries Vertes. The ball raises money to benefit the Gay City Health Project in their mission to promote wellness in Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transvestites (LGBT) communities by providing health services, connecting people to resources, fostering arts, and building community. They are also the leading provider of HIV and STI testing in King County.

The ticket price includes a full dinner, drinks, silent auction, and dancing the night away. Bring cash, check book, or credit/debit cards to participate in the golden ticket raffle, silent auction, and dessert dash race fundraisers.

This is a semi-formal event with black tie or dark suit encouraged but you can also get decked out in Mardi Gras or Faerietale-themed costumes-masks as an addition to or in lieu of formal attire.

You can also get a 10% discount on formal wear and get a 10% donation towards Les Faeries Vertes by mentioning us and the event when making a rental at any The Tux Shop location.

Les Faeries Vertes is a non-profit organization that supports local charities while introducing people to the culture and fun of Mardi Gras.

WHEN: Saturday, February 9th, 2013 at 6 p.m.

WHERE:
415 Westlake
415 Westlake Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
Ph. 206-432-0685

TICKETS:$85. Please click here To purchase tickets. Tickets must be purchased in advance; NO TICKETS FOR SALE AT THE DOOR.

 

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