The Alala Gala


By Jonathan Oh

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

February 5, 2013 at 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Location: The Hall at Senate's End

Phone: (803) 569-4373



Event Description

The Alala Cancer Society invites you to Celebrate World Cancer Day, Mardi Gras style at the Alala Gala on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 from 6:00p-9:00pm at “The Hall” at Senate’s End, 320 Senate Street, Columbia (off of Huger Street. All proceeds from each $25/ticket benefits survivors of all kinds of cancer in SC.

Guest chefs Leisha Dickerson and Deborah Dickerson have pulled out their grandmother’s recipes to prepare traditional Cajun fare for a mouth watering heavy appetizer spread to complement the beverages from Total Wines. Guests must be 21 years or older.

Whether you’re playing beer pong (for beginners and veterans) and munching on popcorn from CROMER’S, listening to jazz, enjoying the DICKERSON SISTER’S Cajun fare, sipping on JAMESTOWN COFFEE or posing for pictures in the Shutterbooth, the Alala Gala is sure to entertain. There will also be door prizes and a VIP table auctioned off at 6:30pm. The VIP table includes, one dedicated waiter for all of your food and beverage service, souvenirs commemorating the evening and will seat 4 friends.

What is Mardi Gras without beads? You will have the chance to earn and lose all colors of beads, however not in the traditional Mardi Gras manner.(sorry) One way is the Forbidden Word Game. Upon arrival, you will receive three forbidden words for the Gala. Catching others saying these words will allow guests to collect (or lose) beads. Prizes and bragging rights go to the guest with the most beads at the end of the night. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening to add to the festivities.

Entertainment for the night will be provided by Chapin High School's Jazz Band and Pantasia Steel Band. (

The traditional colors of Mardi Gras, gold, green and purple, hold double meanings within the cancer community.

. Gold represents power and is also the ribbon color for the support of childhood cancer.

. Green represents faith and support for kidney cancer.

. Purple stands for justice and support of those with pancreatic, testicular and thyroid cancer.

The Alala Cancer Society (,is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, helping South Carolinians since 2008. To buy $25 tickets or to inquire further about the event, call, (803) 569-4373, or email at
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