Aloha to the Cure
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation hosted a tropical luau and honored 10 young professionals.
Dimitrios Petikas, Honoree Mary Petikas, Kim Dixon and Mullady Voelker
Leis, pineapples, elegant orchid centerpieces, tea lights and palm leaves decorated The Cannery for a tropical fête: “New Orleans’ Finest Uncork the Cure.” The event supports the mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, which is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care.
CFF Founding Member and Honoree Candice Laizer delivered remarks to the 200 attendees. Selected for being outstanding young professionals who are interested in helping their community, those honored as 2017 New Orleans’ Finest Honorees were: Nicole Deshotels, Ashley Falkenstein, Joseph Finstein, Brittany Gilbert, Andre Lewis, Michael Merideth, Stephanie Osborne, Mary Petikas, Katie Schmidt and Ben Zapata.
A host of New Orleans’ finest restaurants provided catering, including: Acme Oyster House, Bayou Beer Garden, Copeland’s, Marie’s Fleur de Lis Catering, Tracey’s, Treo and Tsunami Sushi.
Partygoers danced to the tunes of The Hangovers and were entertained by The Muff-a-lottas, The Krewe of the Rolling Elvi and The Jailhouse Rockers.
The auction included art by Terrance Osborne, Olesya Lanovitch and Gallery B. Fos along with New Orleans staycations, luxury spa packages, Kendra Scott jewelry, beach getaways and restaurant gift cards.
Event at a Glance
What: “New Orleans’ Finest Uncork the Cure” benefiting Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Louisiana Chapter
When: Thursday, November 9, 2017
Where: The Cannery