Philanthropic Fun: Mind, Body & Heart

This year’s “Go Red for Women” empowered women to put themselves and their health first.
Circle of Red Chair Diane Lyons, “Go Red for Women” Chair Caitlin Cain, Kathleen Kennedy and Ileana Suquet

The 2019 “Go Red for Women Luncheon” highlighted the importance of heart health and served as a platform to educate women about the warning signs and risk factors of heart disease. The event, which welcomed 450 to the Hyatt Regency, focused on the connection between mental and physical health and encouraged attendees to take charge of their own health like they do in so many other aspects of their lives in order to enact real change in the rates of heart disease.

The Circle of Red led attendees into the luncheon with a rousing second-line complete with Dancing Man. The Hyatt Regency New Orleans specially prepared a heart-healthy meal, featuring a salad course, a main course of salmon and a limoncello cake dessert.

Katie Moore of WWL-TV served as the emcee. Dr. Sylvia Oleck and Dr. Colleen Johnson were Keynote Speakers.

The Women in Medicine Honorees were: Dr. Sheryl Martin-Schild, Dr. Danielle Gottleib-Sen, Dr. Sylvia Oleck, Dr. Daphne Ferdinand, Dr. Sabrina White, Dr. Takeisha Davis, Dr. Jheri Ducombs, Dr. Myra Kleinpeter, Dr. Cathi Fontenot and Dr. Adriana Nagy.

The program also featured interactive health and education stations and a fashion show.

The auction featured more than 30 “Purseanalities,” special purses filled with favorite items such as wine, jewelry, art, gift certificates and more.

The “2019 Go Red for Women” Chair was Caitlin Cain. Beverly Matheney and Reagan Charleston Chaired this year’s Purseanality Auction and Janie Glade served as Patron Chair. Diane Lyons served as 2019 Circle of Red Chair.


Event at a Glance

What: “New Orleans Go Red for Women Luncheon,” benefiting American Heart Association

When: Friday, March 29

Where: Hyatt Regency


Christine O’Brien, Purseanality auction Co-Chair Beverly Matheney and Suzanne Whitaker

Holley Haag, Honoree Dr. Myra Kleinpeter and Keynote Speaker Dr. Sylvia Oleck