Party for a purpose at the ninth annual Forget-Me-Not Ball. Benefiting the Alzheimer's Association, the masquerade event will kick off with cocktails and a silent auction. Following an extended cocktail hour, the evening will proceed to dinner, a live auction and dancing. Dave Williams of WCIV TV News Channel 4 will be master of ceremonies for the night, which will feature music by Finger Snappin' Entertainment. The dress code is black-tie optional. Funds raised at the event will help support the Alzheimer's Association, South Carolina Chapter, which aims to eliminate the disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Where: Francis Marion Hotel, 387 King St.

Price: $100

For more info: www.fmnball.org/charleston