The Commons at Lewis & Clark Godfrey Campus recently welcomed more than 300 people to the American Cancer Society Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball hosted by Barry and Gaye Julian and Randy and Beth Gori of Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.

The event was held in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the American Cancer Society and as a way to raise money to benefit the organization and it's important work of preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education advocacy and service. This was the first year that Gori Julian served as host of this event, which was masquerade and black tie optional. Gori Julian has served as a presenting sponsor of the annual gala event in the past.

“We wanted to host an elegant event that was fun while also benefiting to the American Cancer Society and their important work in saving lives and finding cures for many of the cancers that we see our clients face, such as mesothelioma,” said Barry Julian, partner at Gori Julian. “We have seen first-hand the impact that cancer can have on families and individuals and wanted to do everything we could to have a successful event so that hopefully some day we can celebrate a cure.”

The event raised more than $93,000 through the hard work of the event organizers in securing sponsorships, ticket sales and silent auction items. This was one of the most successful gala events for the American Cancer Society’s local chapter. “Thank you so much to everyone who dedicated countless hours to planning such a successful evening,” added Julian.

Gori Julian & Associates is a team of highly skilled attorneys that concentrate on complex asbestos cases. And while the firm is headquartered in Illinois, Gori Julian & Associates is truly a nationwide firm as it has represented victims of asbestos exposure from throughout the country.

Although the attorneys at Gori Julian & Associates concentrate on asbestos-related injuries, they also handle cases in occupational disease and pharmaceutical litigation.

Gori Julian & Associates, located at 156 North Main Street in downtown Edwardsville, was formed in summer 2008 by Randy Gori and Barry Julian. Gori Julian & Associates also has an office in St. Peters, Mo. For more information, please 877-456-5419.

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