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Pre-Event for Prevention

The National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana turned their annual benefit into a starry soirée.

Yvette McMyne, Chairman Bob McMyne and Kristen Ruel

Photographed by melissa calico

A jazzy starlight backdrop framed the 24th annual “New Orleans LMI Invitational Pre-Event” benefit for the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana. The radiant songstress Gina Brown and band Anutha Level, as well as MJ of New Orleans, kept the party crowd on their feet all night long.

Wire sculptures accompanied by votive candles topped tables for more than 300 guests, invited by Sheri Pucci, Assistant General Manager at Harrah’s Casino. Partygoers enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, a gourmet dessert station and an open bar.

Auction items included exclusive pieces such as deluxe vacation packages to Napa Valley, an autographed Drew Brees football and a pair of tickets to the 81st annual All State Sugar Bowl, to name a few.

This year’s pre-event program, chaired by Bob McMyne, featured kidney transplant recipients and also encouraged people to sign up to be organ donors. The New Orleans LMI Invitational raised approximately $20,000 to go towards vital programs and services. 




What: 24th annual “LMI Invitational Pre-Event,” benefiting the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana
When: Saturday, November 1
Where: Harrah’s Casino


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