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Sat, Apr 17


Virtual Event

11th Annual Spread Ari's Light Gala

The Spread Ari's Light Foundation now presents our "Come As You Are" Virtual Gala. The same star-studded entertainment with a you-choose dress code direct to your living room!

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 11th Annual Spread Ari's Light Gala
 11th Annual Spread Ari's Light Gala

Time & Location

Apr 17, 2021, 7:00 PM

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About the Event

ADC is excited to be a guest performer for this event!


The Spread Ari's Light Foundation will present the 11th Annual Spread Ari's Light Gala on April 17, 2021 at 7 p.m. Our Come As You Are Virtual Gala is a you-choose dress code, star-studded night of entertainment direct to your living room.

6:30 - Log in early to hear pre-show music from Vitkor Krauss

7:00 - Program Begins

9:00 - Program Ends

The Gala will feature an exciting line-up of dance and musical entertainment in celebration of the healing power of the arts. Hot from NYC, we are thrilled to welcome Julian Velard as our Host! St. Louis' own acclaimed singer, Erin Bode, will share the stage with composer and bassist, Victor Krauss. Look forward to a sensational performance by the Pazazz Performing Company, who is also producing the show. Experience the amazing talents of Nikki Snelson Cavanaugh of Legally Blonde on Broadway and vocalist and Pazazz Alum Rach Kopf. Catch special dance performances by MADCO, The Ashleyliane Dance Company, and The Big Muddy Dance Company.

Spread Ari's Light was founded in memory of Arianna Dougan, who was diagnosed with cancer at age 3 and lost her battle 8 years later. Ari loved to dance and her parents saw that the dance therapy she received during treatment impacted her well-being and brought joy into her all-too-short life. The Pazazz Performaing Company, where Ari's love of dance was born, founded the Gala in her honor and joined forces with Spread Ari's Light to bring dance and movement therapy to other young cancer patients and children with other serious illnesses. The 11th Annual Gala is presented by the Spread Ari's Light Foundation, carrying on the traditions of this magical event.


Have some fun while you support Spread Ari's Light with St. Louis Blues very own Kelly Chase as he leads our virtual Fund-A-Need giving opportunity. Bid on Silent Auction items, purchase raffle tickets, and end the night with a gift for yourself and Spread Ari's Light at the same time. All 3 will directly benefit the dance and movment therapy programs at St. Louis Children's Hospital and SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, funded by the Spread Ari's Light Foundation.

If you or your company would like to be a part of the Spread Ari's Light Gala, please visit for sponsorship and ticker information or to make your donation. Your support will help us continue to provide the healing power of the arts to children and keep Ari's light shining bright!

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