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Sparkling Philanthropy

Fifth annual “Uncork the Cure” raises funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Chuck Mintz, Kira Norris, Kaya Koban and Madison Burris

Cheryl Gerber Photographs

With a glass of bubbly in hand, you know the night will be great – especially when you’re contributing to a worthy cause. “Uncork the Cure,” a champagne and sparkling wine sampling event at the Fair Grounds Race Course on Thursday, November 8, raised funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

The crowd of 200-plus revelers enjoyed a variety of dishes from Royal House, Vega, Parkway Bakery, Le Meritage, New Orleans Ice Cream and more. Sipping samples of champagne from Uncorked Distributing and National Republic Distributing, including Piper Heidsick, Henriot, Mumm, Schramsberg and Martini & Rossi, got everyone in the mood to boogie with Kid Merv and All That Jazz down on the dance floor.

Guests in a goofy mood had the option of recording their silliness in a photo booth, provided at the event courtesy of Restech.
One lucky bidder won the chance to host a dinner party for eight friends with Chef Chuck Subra playing celebrity chef in their home. The silent auction and art auction combined with ticket sales to raise about $35,000 for the Louisiana Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This year’s event was the fifth annual edition.

Event at a Glance


“Uncork the Cure,” benefiting the Louisiana Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation


Thursday, November 8


Fair Grounds Race Course

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