T Teal Tie Why go to any old black tie even when you can go to a Teal Tie event? Unlike most events, Teal Tie is open to all with the low-ticket price of *free.* You see, Teal Tie isn’t a fundraiser, it’s a “thank-you raiser” designed to bring together, uplift and thank the LBGTQ+ community that 26Health both serves and is a part of. A formal event — with a twist Each year, we deliver a night of color, glamour, mystery and fun to thank the LGBTQ+ community that welcomes us and to share information about what we wish to give back. It’s formal — but with a twist! Every year — the theme is about inclusion and coming together. But it’s also a masquerade for you to give yourself a night of whimsy and be anything your fantasies can dream up. And we like masquerades, because you never know what surprises are in store. Last year, we partied like it was Mardi-Gras. We put the “O” in NOLA! The community turned out in bead-throwing, crown-wearing, jazz and a little mischief-New Orleans-style. Like New Orleans welcomes all with open arms, so does our Teal Tie event. And being welcoming to all is the foundation for every aspect of care provided to anyone who steps through the 26Health door. Why Teal Tie? Fun fact! Did you know teal represents open communication and clarity of thought? And for Tibetan monks, teal is symbolic of the infinity of the sea and sky, while it is the color of truth and faith for Egyptians. At 26Health, we get behind all of those concepts: open communication, clarity of thought, the infinite, truth and faith — especially faith in our LGBTQ+ community and how grateful we are to be a part of it. So join us for Teal Tie. Teal Tie will always surprise you, celebrate you and honor our LGBTQ+ community!