King Cake for dessert

Dallas Mardi Gras revelers krewe up to support Arthritis Foundation

Dallas Mardi Gras revelers krewe up to support Arthritis Foundation

Jeonell Winn, Toni Richardson, Stacey DeVos, Stephany Puno, Arthritis Foundation Mardi Gras Gala
Jeonell Winn, Toni Richardson, Stacey DeVos, Stephany Puno Photo by Jim Moss
Lindsay Olson, Rob Lowe, Arthritis Foundation Mardi Gras Ball
Lindsay Olson, Rob Lowe Photo by Bob Manzano
Ryan Fletcher, Brittany Fletcher, Arthritis Foundation Mardi Gras Ball
Ryan Fletcher, Brittany Fletcher Photo by Jim Moss
Darin Kunz, Clint Bradley, Rhonda Chambers, Kit Chambers, Mark Soto, Arthritis Foundation Mardi Gras Ball
Darin Kunz, Clint Bradley, Rhonda Chambers, Kit Chambers, Mark Soto Photo by Bob Manzano
Rimla Joseph, Smirti Apte, Swathi Gonnalagadda, Dr. Fehmida Zahabi, Arthritis Foundation Mardi Gras Ball
Rimla Joseph, Smirti Apte, Swathi Gonnalagadda, Fehmida Zahabi Photo by Bob Manzano
Clint Bradley, Lynne Duncan, Arthritis Foundation Mardi Gras Ball
Clint Bradley, Lynne Duncan Photo by Bob Manzano
Kelly Hine, Dawn Spalding, Heather Sauber, Vivian Fulerlove,  Angela Nash, Arthritis Foundation Mardi Gras Ball
Kelly Hine, Dawn Spalding, Vivian Fulerlove, Heather Sauber, Angela Nash Photo by Bob Manzano
Scott Pharr and Omar Esparza, Arthritis Foundation Mardi Gras Ball
Scott Pharr, Omar Esparza Photo by Jim Moss
Carey Garrett, Carmen McTaggart, Christi Bledsoe, Dilara Deal, Arthritis Foundation Mardi Gras Ball
Carey Garrett, Carmen McTaggart, Christi Bledsoe, Dilara Deal Photo by Bob Manzano
Sharon Devereux, Paul Devereux, Kathy Clark, Arthritis Foundation Mardi Gras Ball
Sharon Devereux, Paul Devereux, Kathy Clark Photo by Jim Moss
Char Maffia, Al James, Arthritis Foundation Mardi Gras Ball
Char Maffia, Al James Photo by Jim Moss
Ricardo, Jayda and Anna Gonzalez, Arthritis Foundation Mardi Gras Gala
Ricardo Gonzalez, Jayda Gonzalez, Anna Gonzalez Photo by Bob Manzano
Jeonell Winn, Toni Richardson, Stacey DeVos, Stephany Puno, Arthritis Foundation Mardi Gras Gala
Lindsay Olson, Rob Lowe, Arthritis Foundation Mardi Gras Ball
Ryan Fletcher, Brittany Fletcher, Arthritis Foundation Mardi Gras Ball
Darin Kunz, Clint Bradley, Rhonda Chambers, Kit Chambers, Mark Soto, Arthritis Foundation Mardi Gras Ball
Rimla Joseph, Smirti Apte, Swathi Gonnalagadda, Dr. Fehmida Zahabi, Arthritis Foundation Mardi Gras Ball
Clint Bradley, Lynne Duncan, Arthritis Foundation Mardi Gras Ball
Kelly Hine, Dawn Spalding, Heather Sauber, Vivian Fulerlove,  Angela Nash, Arthritis Foundation Mardi Gras Ball
Scott Pharr and Omar Esparza, Arthritis Foundation Mardi Gras Ball
Carey Garrett, Carmen McTaggart, Christi Bledsoe, Dilara Deal, Arthritis Foundation Mardi Gras Ball
Sharon Devereux, Paul Devereux, Kathy Clark, Arthritis Foundation Mardi Gras Ball
Char Maffia, Al James, Arthritis Foundation Mardi Gras Ball
Ricardo, Jayda and Anna Gonzalez, Arthritis Foundation Mardi Gras Gala

What: Krewe to Cure Arthritis Mardi Gras Ball

Where: Hall on Dragon 

The 411: More than 250 guests donned their most enchanting masks and gathered in the Dallas Design District for the inaugural Krewe to Cure Arthritis Mardi Gras Ball benefiting the Arthritis Foundation in North Texas. 

The attendees enjoyed a New Orleans-inspired meal, including king cakes and the Big Easy's own Aunt Sally’s Creole Pralines. There was a mask contest for the most creative worn by a male and a female, fierce bidding in auctions, and entertainment by Felix & Fingers Dueling Pianos.

Dr. Leandra Woolnough and nurse practitioner Heather Benham from Scottish Rite Hospital updated the patrons on an Arthritis Foundation-funded research grant. Six-year old Jayda Gonzalez and her mother, Anna Gonzalez, shared their family's touching story of living with arthritis. FOX-4 anchor Clarice Tinsley emceed the program.

The event raised about $87,000 for the  Arthritis Foundation.

"The inaugural Krewe to Cure Arthritis Mardi Gras Ball was a huge success," says Arthritis Foundation executive director Al James in a release. "We owe a debt of gratitude to our sponsors, auction donors, and our Mardi Gras Host Krewe."

The foundation helps provide life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, and advancements in science and community connections that can one day lead to a cure for arthritis.  

Who: Jeonell Winn, Toni Richardson, Stacey DeVos, Stephany PunoLindsay Olson, Rob LoweRyan Fletcher, Brittany FletcherDarin Kunz, Clint Bradley, Rhonda Chambers, Kit Chambers, Mark SotoRimla Joseph, Smirti Apte, Swathi Gonnalagadda, Fehmida ZahabiClint Bradley, Lynne DuncanKelly Hine, Dawn Spalding, Vivian Fulerlove, Heather Sauber, Angela NashScott Pharr, Omar EsparzaCarey Garrett, Carmen McTaggart, Christi Bledsoe, Dilara DealSharon Devereux, Paul Devereux, Kathy Clark, and Char Maffia.