The Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter (LFANC) will bring Mardi Gras to Charlotte for the Ninth Annual Mardi Gras Gala on Saturday, February 21st, 2015. Guests will celebrate in true New Orleans’ style. The event will culminate in a luxury raffle, Mardi Gras Masquerade contest and crowning of the Gala King and Queen.
The Gala was founded in 2007 by Dr. Ginger Dickerson, along with her brother Todd and father Don, to raise awareness and honor her sister, Amy Taylor, diagnosed with Lupus at age twenty. The Dickerson Family Trust presents the event which supports the Lupus Foundation of America. The event has raised over $438,000 since inception.
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that is difficult to diagnose and has no known cure. Ravaging different parts of the body it creates a variety of symptoms. Effects can range from skin rash to heart attack and are often debilitating and sometimes fatal. Research is illusive and largely underfunded. The disease remains mysterious yet devastating. The LFANC is devoted to solving the mystery while also providing support for those suffering from the cruel impact of lupus. The chapter serves an estimated 45,000 people with lupus in North Carolina.
Featuring entertainment by Hot Sauce, Creole cuisine, a silent auction, photo booth, fortune teller and more delights of the theme, guests will be engaged. “This gala is such a fun and festive annual tradition that not only raises funds and awareness for lupus, but brings the spirit of Mardi Gras to the Queen City.”said Christine John-Fuller, President and CEO of the LFANC. “We look forward to another great evening and for everyone’s support in helping us ‘unmask lupus.”
WHEN: Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 7 p.m. – 12 a.m.
2315 N. Davidson Street
Charlotte, NC 28205
TICKETS: Please click here to purchase tickets, or call 877-849-8271 for more information.