Matters of the Heart

Floating candles glittered with rhinestone accents, white roses glowed on black tables and large balloon creations made a statement in the grand ballroom for the 2015 “Heart & Soul Gala.”

Cynthia Lee-Sheng served as speaker, addressing a crowd of 500 patrons. Ray and Jessica Brandt were the Event Chairs. Swingaroux provided live entertainment throughout the evening, which included a dinner provided by the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

The auction included art by Terrance Osborne, a guest appearance for two on “NCIS: New Orleans,” a trip to Italy and several vacations to Antigua and Barbados. There was also a raffle for a 2015 Toyota Camry, donated by the Ray and Jessica Brandt Family Foundation.

Company leaders, physicians and notables came together at the “Heart and Soul Gala” to show their support in the fight against the No. 1 killer of men and women in New Orleans: heart disease.

The funds raised at the gala will help the American Heart Association to continue fund research and educational programs happening right here in New Orleans. One hundred percent of the funds raised through the gala is invested back into the New Orleans community through educational outreach programs, CPR training and certification, placement of automated external defibrillators and funding for groundbreaking medical research.


What: “Heart & Soul Gala,” benefiting American Heart Association
When: Saturday, May 16
Where: Hyatt Regency New Orleans


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