The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation presented its eighth annual “Uncork the Cure” with a new element this year: The inaugural class of New Orleans’ Finest. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Finest program highlights outstanding leadership in young professionals from cities across the country. New Orleans’ Finest honorees exemplified the diverse leadership in our community dedicated to helping the lives of those with CF and helping fund the search for a cure. Each honoree committed to raising at least $3,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with the help of family, friends, co-workers and local businesses. Their effort is in hopes that CF will soon stand for “Cure Found.”
The New Orleans’ Finest Inaugural Honoree Class included Lesley-Anne Francingues, Colleen Kohrs, Jennifer Schecter, Heidi Schwartzmann, Katharine Schweighardt, Ardyn Treadway and McDaniel Wyatt.
The festive event incorporated a “65 Roses” theme with modern decor. The evening included an honoree presentation and a fashion show by Fini Boutique. Live music was provided by The Walrus Beatles Tribute band with Andre Bohren and David Pomerleau of Johnny Sketch and Darcy Malone Boye and Chris Boye of The Tangle.
Republic National Distributing Company provided sample tasting of different Champagnes and sparkling wines from around the world. Food included from Perrone and Sons (Saint Randeaux Cheese), Acme Oyster House, Barcadia, New Orleans Ice Cream Co, Royal Palm, Midway, Zea Rotisserie, Copeland's, Legacy Kitchen and Jambalaya Girl.
EVENT AT A GLANCE
What: “New Orleans’ Finest Uncork the Cure,” benefiting Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
When: Thursday, November 12
Where: The Cannery