The 450 patrons in attendance at the “Go Red for Women” luncheon filled the Marriott New Orleans ballroom donning blinking tiaras donated by East Jefferson General Hospital, which added a fun flair to the all-red decor.
The luncheon is part of the Go Red for Women movement that encourages local women to take charge of their heart health by making it a top priority so they can live stronger, longer lives. Guests participated in free health screenings and a silent auction before the heart-healthy luncheon program began with the stories of local women affected personally by heart disease. The event also featured a fashion strut by ChattaBox Boutique.
Suzanne Whitaker served as Event Chair, and Katie Moore of WWL-TV served as emcee. Speakers included Charles Rice of Entergy and Kristen Cobb Simpson of Living4Burke Foundation.
The auction highlight, known as “Purseanalities,” featured purses donated by local celebrities and movers and shakers who fill a purse with their favorite things. The purses auctioned included restaurant gift certificates, spa treatments, museum passes, jewelry, books and more. This year, “Purseanalities” featured included donations from Colleen Monaghan, Molly Kimball, Susan Roesgen and Dr. Jackson and Dr. Hooper of Audubon Dermatology.
Funds raised from the luncheon fund research on heart disease happening at New Orleans area hospitals.
EVENT AT A GLANCE
What: “Go Red for Women Luncheon," benefiting the American Heart Association
Where: Thursday, February 25
When: Marriott New Orleans