Sat. Feb. 17: Inaugural “Krewe To Cure Arthritis” Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball Set for February 17th at The Hall on Dragon

The North Texas Arthritis Foundation will host its Inaugural Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at The Hall on Dragon in the Dallas Design District from 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm.


“Krewe to Cure Arthritis” – an evening of fine food, cocktails and dancing – will include a competitive mask contest, and New Orleans-inspired décor, cuisine and entertainment.


Clarice Tinsley, FOX 4 News Anchor, will serve as the Master of Ceremony. Anna Gonzalez will share 7-year-old Jayda Gonzalez’s personal story as a “Face of Arthritis”.  Entertainment will be provided by Dueling Pianists Felix and Fingers out of Chicago.


Dr. Rob Langdon is the event’s presenting sponsor.


“The focus of the Krewe to Cure Arthritis Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball is to raise awareness about the prevalence and seriousness of arthritis, the disease, as well as raise funds to support mission driven programs,” said Al James, executive director, North Texas Arthritis Foundation.  “This is a community-driven event, and funds raised support research to find a cure, funding for Kids’ Camps for children with Juvenile Arthritis, provide public health/educational programs for those who have the disease, and advocacy efforts in the community.”


Sponsorship opportunities are available and range from $25,000 to $3,500, Tables of eight are available for $2,000, and Individual guest tickets are $275.  For information, call 214.818.0362, or visit





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