American Cancer Society Hosts Inaugural Mammo Gras Thursday

Monday, February 24, 2014

The American Cancer Society, along with Blue Orleans Seafood Restaurant in downtown Chattanooga, is hosting the inaugural Mammo Gras on Thursday from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Blue Orleans Restaurant.

This event is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Chattanooga that will be held this fall on Sunday, Oct. 5, at Coolidge Park. Mammo Gras is going to be a night to enjoy authentic New Orleans fare and raise both awareness and funds to help end breast cancer. Proceeds from the event support the Society’s efforts to find a cure, as well as programs and services for those facing cancer.

Cherita and Chef Michael Adams, owners of Blue Orleans, have planned a menu to capture the spirit of Mardi Gras here in Chattanooga. “The Big Squeezy” buffet, a play on “The Big Easy,” includes New Orleans Jambalaya, ’Nawlins Chicken Pasta, Crawfish Fritters with a Creole remoulade and more. Athens Distributing, Carter Distributing and Chattanooga Coca-Cola Bottling Company will provide beverages. Chattanooga Pints & Pedals is also partnering with the American Cancer Society for Mammo Gras.

VIP tickets are $75 per person and include a special “Happy Hour” from 5:30-6:30 p.m. that includes Hurricanes, King Cake shots and Abita beer. General tickets are $50 per person. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 499-2600 or the day of the event, if available. Space is limited, so purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.  

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