New Orleans isn’t exactly the “Wild West,” but sometimes it’s fun to pretend. On July 21, guests gathered at the Foundry for the “Pink Fling Wingding”—a Western-themed benefit put on by the Louisiana Breast Cancer Task Force. Guests donned Western attire—a few wore pink cowboy hats—and entered the party through a corral gate flanked by a pair of giant pink boots. Cuisine was prepared by chef Horst Pfeifer and included barbecue ribs, brisket, potato salad, corn bread, ice cream sundaes and assorted pies and desserts.
Louisiana Spice lived up to its name and had partygoers shimmying on the dance floor. A top silent auction item was a tour around the city for 20 aboard the Public Belt’s railroad car.
Dr. Milton Seiler and Dr. Roy Weiner—longtime task force supporters—were honored for their work and support. Proceeds of the gala benefit the projects and programs of the task force and the group’s president Maria Burkhardt announced the largest single award ever made—a donation to the St. Thomas Breast Clinic in the amount of $50,000, directly related to breast health and breast cancer.
Dr. Mit Seiler, event co-chair Andree Herrington, John Herrington and Madelyn Miller
Sally Thomas, Dr. Prescott Deininger and Tricia Hall
Janet Bell, Dr. Augusto Ochoa and Diane Ferguson
Bill Goldring, event co-chair Jane Goldring, Dr. Ralph Corsetti and Sandra Dave
John and Kathy Vicari
Event co-chair Linda Vining and Bob Vining