Co-Chairs Pat Denechaud and Simone Bruni


The 2018 “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. A sea of red welcomed attendees, and guests also dressed for the occasion in a variety of shades of red.

Event speakers included heart disease survivors Kelli and Amanda Tinney. Katie Moore served as Emcee, and Dr. Sabrina White talked about women’s heart health. Simone Bruni and Pat Denechaud served as Co-Chairs.

A fashion strut by ChattaBox Boutique served as entertainment. Additionally, the auction featured 30 “Purseanalities:” special purses filled with favorite items such as wine, jewelry, art, gift certificates and more. Highlights included Bridget Neal’s Purseanality, featuring Who Dat Nation treasures such as access to the Bunker Club for a Saints game followed by a victory dinner selected by Dickie Brennan; and Alison Shapiro’s Purseanality, featuring a night on the town beginning with dinner at any Besh restaurant, followed by listening to your favorite musician at the House of Blues Foundation Room and a night at the Degas House.

Prior to the event was “The Red Sofa Tour,” which is a sponsorship by BHP. This traveling red sofa has been throughout Southeast Louisiana, and serves as a comfortable seat on which to have a difficult conversation on women’s heart health.


Event at a Glance

What: “Go Red for Women Luncheon,” benefiting American Heart Association
When: Friday, March 2
Where: Hyatt Regency


Rockin’ in Red

Fletcher Kestle, Emcee Katie Moore and Barbara Turner Windhorst


Rockin’ in Red

Annette Dowdle, Mike Williams, Beverly Matheney and Reagan Charleston