The Al Copeland Foundation and Saks Fifth Avenue New Orleans to Host 'Hi-Speed' Fashion Show

Thursday, September 17, 2009 General News
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NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 8 On Saturday, September 12, 2009, the Al Copeland Foundation (ACF) and Saks Fifth Avenue New Orleans will host the 'Hi-Speed' Fashion Show, a sizzling night of glamour and fun to benefit the Al Copeland Foundation. The Al Copeland Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to researching a cure to eradicate Merkel Cell Carcinoma, a rare and deadly cancer that took New Orleans legend Al Copeland Sr.'s life last year.

This one-of-a-kind VIP night will combine the glitz of a red carpet entrance with a fashion runway show. Partygoers will also enjoy decadent treats and premium spirits from Copeland's Restaurants along with a silent auction. The fashion show will showcase the talents of designers such as Chanel, Burberry, Prada, Diane Von Furstenberg, Rock & Republic, and many more. All proceeds raised from the 'Hi-Speed' Fashion Show will go towards research for a cure and treatment of Merkel Cell Carcinoma.

"The purpose of the 'Hi-Speed' Fashion Show is to raise awareness and funds to cure this deadly disease," said Charli Copeland Womac, co-president of the Al Copeland Foundation. "In memory of my father, Al Copeland, we will be donating 100% of the proceeds raised from this event to Merkel Cell Carcinoma research."

The 'Hi-Speed' Fashion Show will take place on Saturday, September 12, 2009 at Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Dr, New Orleans, LA. The patron party is from 6:00-8:00PM and the main event is from 8:00-11:00PM. Tickets range from $25 to $175. To purchase and learn about the different ticket packages, please visit or call (504) 620-3727.

"Every ticket purchased will help make a difference in research for Merkel Cell Carcinoma," added Alisha Copeland, co-president of the Al Copeland Foundation. "Since our father's untimely passing, my sister Charli and I have dedicated our time and efforts to raise funds for research that will lead to a cure for Merkel Cell Carcinoma."

About Al Copeland Investments (ACI)

Founded by legendary restaurateur Al Copeland, Al Copeland Investments (ACI) is one of the premium names in the hospitality industry owning a number of leading food, restaurant and entertainment enterprises. The ACI family of companies includes 50 restaurants, hotels and comedy clubs throughout the United States, including Diversified Food and Seasonings, Copeland's of New Orleans, Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro, Copeland's Social City and the Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theater, among others. An icon in Southern cuisine and the founder of Popeye's Famous Fried Chicken & Biscuits Restaurants, Al Copeland's memory lives on through the Al Copeland Foundation which is dedicated to the eradication of Merkel Cell Carcinoma, the disease that took Copeland's life. For more information on ACI and the Al Copeland Foundation, visit and

SOURCE Al Copeland Investments

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