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9th Annual Lupus Mardi Gras Gala

You can help benefit National Lupus research effort and support services of the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter by attending an annual gala!

The Ninth Annual Lupus Mardi Gras Gala will take place on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 from 7 p.m. to Midnight at CenterStage@NoDa located at 2315 N. Davidson Street.

This annual event was founded in 2007 by Dr. Ginger Dickerson, a physician with Eastover University OBGYN. Dr. Dickerson, along with her brother Todd and father Don, created the Dickerson Family Trust to support of the Lupus Foundation of America and to honor their sister, Amy Taylor who was diagnosed with lupus at the age of 20. Since its beginning, the Lupus Mardi Gras Gala has raised more than $438,000.

The event will feature entertainment by Hot Sauce, Creole cuisine from Best Impressions, a silent auction, luxury raffle, casino, photo booth, fortune teller and more. Guests will also be treated to a Mardi Gras Masquerade Contest and crowning of the Gala King & Queen.

Tickets are $150 per person and must be purchased by Feb. 11, 2015. To order tickets online, by phone or by mail, visit LupusNC.org or call 704-716-5640. Table sponsorships are also available. All proceeds "help unmask lupus" and benefit LFANC.

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