Joy of Life 2023

2020

Joy of Life 2020

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To see the Mask's exclusive HD video of the 2020 Joy of Life parade, click HERE.
To see the Mask's exclusive album of photos from that parade, place your cursor on the image below and click on the arrows.

To see the Mask's exclusive album of photos from the 2022 Joy of Life parade, place your cursor on the image below and click on the arrows.
Due to technical problems, there is no video of that parade.

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.

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 will roll on February 10, after the Order of Angels. The parade will include about 15 floats, rented from the Conde Cavaliers and Neptune's Daughters.

After the parade, check this page for photos and video. In the meantime:

To see the Mask's exclusive photo album of the 2023 Joy of Life parade, place your cursor on the image below and click on the arrows.

To see the Mask's exclusive HD video of that parade, click HERE.

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2019

2023

Joy of Life 2019

To see the Mask's exclusive HD video of the 2019 Joy of Life parade, click HERE.
To see the Mask's exclusive album of photos from that parade, place your cursor on the image below and click on the arrows.

 Joy of Life

Joy of Life 2022

2022