Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy will be hosting the Lucky Ducky Gala at the Mobile Carnival Museum on March 5, 2015. The Mardi Gras style gala will be the primary fundraiser for the pharmacy that provides medication to the uninsured of Mobile, Baldwin and Escambia counties.

“The cost of medication can rise overnight, sometimes by as much as 500 percent. The staff of Ozanam do not want to turn away any patients that need our help,” Executive Director Shearie Archer recently said. “To combat the rising cost of medication, Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy is extending Mardi Gras season for one extra night of fun and revelry, to raise money for a great cause.”

On top of a tour of the museum, the event will feature traditional Mardi Gras food and a silent auction with great items, including some Mardi Gras items. There will be live music for the entertainment for the night. Tickets for this event will cost $50 per person and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy at 571 Dauphin St. Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.. Tickets can also be purchased by contacting Devon Bergeron at [email protected] or 228-217­-0543 and arrangements can be made to obtain the tickets.

If you would like to donate a silent auction item, you can contact Viletta Beck at [email protected].

Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy is a non­profit organization that provides life­sustaining prescription medication to individuals with limited income and resources. As the only charitable pharmacy in the area, Ozanam serves more than 1,600 individuals in Mobile, Baldwin and Escambia counties in southwest Alabama.

Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy is located at 571 Dauphin St. in downtown Mobile and is open to the public Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. until ­2:30 p.m. The pharmacy is staffed by professional pharmacists and volunteer technicians who help speed the process of getting medications to clients who meet eligibility requirements.

Ozanam Pharmacy is funded, in part, by the Mobile County Commission, Baldwin County Commission, Alabama Health Department, City of Mobile, United Way, Catholic Charities, and the South Alabama Regional Planning Commission. Shearie Archer is the Executive Director of“Filling prescriptions for those who cannot afford their medication” Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy. To learn more about Ozanam Pharmacy, call 251-432­-4111 or visit our web site at www.ozanampharmacy.org.