Pelicanpalooza 2018: Denim & Diamonds

Saturday, August 25th at 6:00pm
Southport Hall
200 Monticello Ave
Jefferson, LA 70121
United States

Event Description:

Volunteers with Camp Pelican have organized a gala type fundraiser to raise money for Camp Pelican, a weeklong free overnight summer camp experience for children with pulmonary disorders. Benefit proceeds will also allow for other opportunities throughout the year such as family support, picnics and reunions for the campers.  Pelicanpalooza is the largest fundraiser for Camp Pelican—this is the 16th year, and we hope to make it the best yet with our new format!
Pelicanpalooza will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at Southport Hall in Jefferson, LA.  The doors open at 6:00 pm. $50/person will get you admission to the event which includes live entertainment by Weathered, casino chips to play at the tables, open bar and food provided by local restaurants. This is an adult only event, and 100% of the proceeds benefit Camp Pelican’s children with pulmonary disorders. There will be lots of raffle drawings as well as silent and live auctions for items such as gift certificates to local businesses, autographed items from LSU and Saints, tickets to New Orleans attractions, hotel stays and much more!  
Each year, through the power of a summer camp experience, the Louisiana Pulmonary Disease Camp Inc. (Camp Pelican) transforms the lives of approximately 100 children with pulmonary disorders (Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, and ventilator-dependent) from across the State of Louisiana.  Since 1978, Camp Pelican has offered children with various lung diseases a weeklong, overnight summer camp experience—at no cost to their caregivers.  It costs approximately $750 per camper to host this rare and awesome opportunity for the campers.  Louisiana Pulmonary Disease Camp Inc., a non-profit organization, was started in 1976, and Camp Pelican has thrived since 1978, with the help of hundreds of volunteers, including high school students, respiratory therapists, doctors, and nurses.  Camp volunteers provide medical care and lots of fun for the campers during camp week.  Camp Pelican is unique because it is one of the only camps in the United States that accepts ventilator-dependent children, without a caregiver having to attend camp with them. 
Please join us on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at Southport Hall, 200 Monticello Ave., New Orleans, LA to support Camp Pelican—Pelicanpalooza will warm your heart and make your day!