2020

Joy of Life 2020

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In 2013 a nonprofit called Joy of Life on the Gulf Coast was formed to primarily benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Their board includes former patients of St. Jude and parents of St. Jude patients.

The group’s big annual fundraiser is the Wind Creek Hospitality Joy of Life Mardi Gras Ball, which includes “the culinary skills of Mobile's most amazing chefs and restaurants,” according to the Joy of Life web site, and “a live and silent auction, as well as great musical entertainment, all while raising funds for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.”

Almost from the start, the group wanted to include a Mardi Gras parade as part of its fundraising efforts, and last year, they staged their first one.

The first Joy of Life parade was held February 5, 2018, with the Order of Venus parade.

Each Joy of Life float is sponsored by a donor for $5,000. One float holds about 20 riders, and the sponsors are expected to host a St. Jude patient and their parents. Riders are masked.

This year, the Joy of Life parade had its own permit for the first time and was included on the official city of Mobile parade schedule. It was the last group of the day parades on February 26, after the Order of Angels. The parade included six floats, provided by the Order of LaShe's.

To see the Mask's exclusive photo album of the 2022 Joy of Life parade, place your cursor on the image below and click on the arrows.

The Mask's exclusive HD video of that parade will be posted soon.

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Joy of Life 2019

To see the Mask's exclusive HD video of the 2019 Joy of Life parade, click HERE.
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