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Alpha Phi Red Dress Gala to raise money for womens heart health American Heart Association research

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The Psi Chapter of Alpha Phi at the University of South Dakota is hosting its annual “Red Dress Gala” philanthropy event at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Sioux Falls Holiday Inn City Centre.

In addition to silent and live auctions, the Gala will feature a cocktail social, hors d’oeuvres and desserts. All proceeds from the evening will support the Alpha Phi Foundation, which supports research of Women’s Heart Health and the American Heart Association. Attendees are invited to wear red or add a red accent to their attire.

Sponsors of the 2013 Red Dress Gala include: Bare Escentuals, Bracco, Brittany Elizabeth Photography, CH Patisserie, Coach, Complete Nutrition, Energy Event Group, Flower Mill, Jeff Sampson Photography, JJ’s Wine Spirits, & Cigars, JL Beers, Minerva’s, Northwestern Mutual-Theobald Financial Group, Pizza Ranch, Signature Homestyles, Sanford, Spezia, Top Dog Kennels, University of South Dakota, Vera Bradley and Wiley’s Tavern.

The women of Alpha Phi Sorority have sold more than 600 tickets to this weekend’s event. Tickets are available online ($25 for adults, $15 for students or two adult tickets for $40) at For more information, please contact Alissa Thomsen at (605) 929-4376 or email:


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 78 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

This material is available in an alternate format upon request. Please contact University Relations at 605-677-5759. If you are a person with a disability and need a special accommodation to fully participate in any university activity or event, please contact Disability Services at 605-677-6389 as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the event, so that appropriate arrangements may be made.


Hanna DeLange
USD News