A Heartfelt Soirée

The “2016 Sugarplum Ball,” themed “All That Jazz,” honored Steve Worley, former President and CEO of Children’s Hospital and current senior advisor to the Board of Trustees at LCMC Health, for his dedication and commitment to the mission of Children’s Hospital.

The first two floors of the Old U.S. Mint were open for guests to explore. Large champagne “bubbles” with sponsor names floated through the three-story stairwell. Thirty-four local restaurants were scattered throughout the museum, giving guests a taste of excellent cuisines.

A large round table in the auction room served a different take on an Old Fashioned provided by The Goldring Family Foundation/Sazerac Co. and Republic National Distributing Co. Complementing the libations were hand-made chocolates from Haydel’s Bakery. James Martin Jazz Band entertained guests while they bid on exciting auction items.

A large white tent was the focal point of the outside area in the rear of the building. It was decorated with oversized black and white balloons and lounging furniture that extended the color scheme. Entertainment on the outside stage by the Wise Guys kept the party going throughout the evening.

Guests got the chance to bid on 84 items, including vacation packages, valuable jewelry and artwork. “On the Rocks” raffle tickets were sold for an additional chance to win an array of prizes.

Co-Chairs Ann Heslin and Chrissy Carmody planned the event with a team of more than 150 dedicated volunteers.

This year’s proceeds will fund a state-of-the-art Heart Catheterization Lab that will allow Children’s Hospital to perform diagnostic and interventional procedures for newborns, infants, children and young adults with all varieties of congenital heart disease.


What: “2016 Sugarplum Ball,” benefiting Children’s Hospital
When: Saturday, March 5
Where: Old U.S. Mint


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