The 7th Annual Voilà "Tardi" Gras Ball
The Voilà Foundation usually presents our premiere annual fundraiser on the Saturday before Mardi Gras, referred to as Samedi Gras. This year, due to the evolving COVID-19 situation—and the fact that our 2022 beneficiary, Dentistry for the Developmentally Disabled Foundation, serves a medically fragile community—our 7th Annual Voilà Mardi Gras Ball is going to Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler on down to Saturday, June 4, 2022!
Have you heard of "Tardi" Gras?
It's official - we're going to Tardi our Mardi until June!
We continue to closely monitor COVID-19, breakthrough cases, the Delta and Omicron variants in particular, and will continue to rely on CDC recommendations and local guidelines as it pertains to the 7th Annual Voilà "Tardi" Gras Ball. Your health and safety is our priority. Because the DDD Foundation now requires all staff to be vaccinated, we respectfully request that attendees of our indoor events be vaccinated as well to be consistent in their commitment to the health of the DDD Foundation community.
ORIGINS of VOILÀ MARDI GRAS BALL
Mardi Gras, literally Fat Tuesday, has grown in popularity in recent years as a raucous event. But its roots lie in the Christian calendar as the “last hurrah” before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday.
The origins of the Voilà Mardi Gras Ball are simpler to trace. From the beginning, Voilà A Salon in historic Roswell began giving back to the community. Starting with small Cut-A-Thons at the salon benefiting an individual in need, then steadily growing each year into elaborate events at local venues that raised thousands of dollars.
In the summer of 2015, the salon formed the Krewe of Voilà and created Roswell’s Inaugural Mardi Gras Ball. On the heels of that success, a new organization was formed - The Voilà Foundation, a 501(c)(3) Georgia Charitable Corporation. And with this nonprofit status, the Voilà Mardi Gras Ball became an annual tradition benefiting worthy causes in our community.
CARING with STYLE
Some of the most glittering spectacles of Mardi Gras happen behind closed doors at grand balls thrown by Krewes for their members and lucky guests. While most balls are invitation-only, our Mardi Gras Ball welcomes one and all and we give the proceeds to one charitable cause!
Our 2022 Premiere Fundraiser Will Benefit ~
The link between oral health and overall physical health becomes clearer every day. Unfortunately, dental coverage is not often as robust as medical coverage; meaning patients who need it most often go without the oral healthcare services they need. This is even truer for developmentally disabled patients who rely on Medicaid for their oral healthcare.
At the DDD Foundation, we are committed to improving the lives of our patients with developmental disabilities by offering accessible comprehensive dental treatment. Recently rated as a platinum-level nonprofit organization by GuideStar, we rely on the generous donations given by individuals and corporations to deliver specialized care to our patients.
Thank you for helping us provide comprehensive oral healthcare to patients with development disabilities.