Nearly 500 guests joined the American Heart Association on Thursday, February 13 for their annual “Go Red for Women Luncheon,” featuring emcee Katie Moore of WWL, speakers Natasha Lewis, Christie Reinhardt and Suzanne Whitaker of the Circle of Red.

Sponsored by United Healthcare, Peoples Healthcare and Paris Parker, the event was chaired by Bridget Galatas of United Healthcare. The luncheon featured delicious edibles provided by the Sheraton Hotel and entertainment in the form of a Fashion Strut by Chatta Box.

This Mardi Gras, the Go Red for Women Movement has teamed up with the all-female Krewe of Nyx, beginning with the silent auction at the luncheon that featured local celebrities/movers and shakers donating a purse filled with their favorite things to be auctioned off at the luncheon, such as restaurant certificates, spa treatments, concert tickets and more. Those “pursenalities” included Molly Kimball, Lorin Gaudin, Susan Spicer, Betsie Gambel, Beverly Matheney, Stephanie Osborne and the Krewe of Nyx.

Held annually by the Go Red for Women Movement, the “Go Red for Women Luncheon” is just one of several events put on to educate and increase awareness of the dangers of heart disease in women, as well as the little-known fact that more women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined.


What:  “Go Red for Women Luncheon,” benefiting the American Heart Association
When: Thursday, February 13
Where:  Sheraton Hotel