Ochsner Health’s annual Red Tie Affair, presented by Lemoine, raised more than $260,000 for the patients and programs of the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute. Christopher White, MD, MACC, MSCAI, FAHA, FESC, FACP, system chairman for cardiovascular disease and director of John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, was awarded the John L. Ochsner Heart and Vascular Award of Excellence.

Live models adorned in garden party flair and stilts, provided by Gwendolyn Entertainment, greeted guests as they walked up to the tent positioned on the lawn of the Louisiana Children’s Museum in City Park.  A step and repeat snapped guest photos, provided by Beth Burris of Ochsner Health, Ray Bender of Ray B. Photo & Film and Anthony Graziano of Funtastic Photos. New Orleans Classical and Jazz provided music.

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Upon entrance to the tent, a massive balloon installation by Sparkle and Swag drew eyes towards the main stage, where D Play Band/Entertainment captivated guests’ attention with their lively renditions of popular songs. Flowers provided by NOLA Flora decorated the venue, as well as lounge furniture provided by Element.

Dickie Brennan and Company provided catered cuisine, including a customizable grits station and a dessert station. The event featured a number of signature cocktails, for which Republic Beverage, Sazerac Companies, Jackson Family Wines, and Coca-Cola Louisiana served as beverage partners.

Patrons engaged in a number of activities, including a wine pull with bottles donated by Friends of the John Ochsner Heart Institute. D Play Band/Entertainment kept the energy high and gathered partygoers on the dance floor until the end of the evening.

Gina Khatib and Jessica King-Bernard served as co-chairs. Bollinger Shipyards LLC served as the honorary co-chair and a participating sponsor.  

Red Tie Affair

P. Gene Parrino, MD, Christopher White, Warner Thomas, Sammy Khatib 

Red Tie Affair

Ben Bordelon, Gemi Bordelon 

Red Tie Affair

Sammy Khatib, MD, Gina Khatib, Jessica King-Bernard, Michael Bernard, MD

Red Tie Affair

Kimberly Terrell, Howard Terrell, Billy Freiberg, Lulu Frieberg 

Red Tie Affair

Karen Blessey, Eboni Price-Haywood, Veronica Gillispie-Bell, Victoria McGhee Smith, Aderonke Akingbola 

Red Tie Affair

Robert Hart, Susan Gunn, Karen Blessey, Surma Jain