Mardi Gras, Beads and ACF Pride!


Big Al once said “This is what it’s all about,” referring to all of us crazy, awesome, Mardi Gras loving NOLA folks standing on the parade route that he was showering with fabulous, over the top beads! He also said “I can’t tell you why it’s so important to me, other than it’s fun, it’s the culture, it’s New Orleans.” Once again this year Big Al’s family is excited to honor his legacy on the Copeland Legacy Float on Mardi Gras Day and carry on the family tradition of throwing us all some great throws! Do you want to know the inside secret to getting some of those fabulous throws?

All of us at the Al Copeland Foundation know that everyone will be yelling Al’s name, all the names of the Copeland family members and Hey at the float and some of those screams will not be heard over the music, crowds, laughter and fun happening on the float! We put our thinking caps on to give all those that are part of the ACF family a little leg up over the rest of the crowd, yell ACF! Or better yet, make posters with We love ACF, To the Win, ACF or whatever creative saying you can come up with to show your support of ACF’s mission to find a cure for cancer! Knowing how much Big Al’s last wish of finding a cure for cancer means to all the Copeland family that will be on the Copeland Legacy Float, we know that will get their attention and let them know it is important to you as well! Also if you post your picture on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and tag ACF, you will be in the running to win a $100 Copeland’s gift card! If you do not have social media, then email your picture to and Kathleen will post it for you!

From all of us at ACF we wish you a safe, fun and fabulous Mardi Gras! Don’t forget to show your ACF pride on Mardi Gras Day!