The 16th annual “Belles and Beaus Ball” honored 20 individuals who have made significant contributions in the fight against cancer.

The Belles included Claudette Vicks RN, Nurse Coordinator at Children’s Hospital; Dr. Mary Beth Lobrano, Radiologist at East Jefferson Medical Center; Heidi Fox, Social Worker; Lauren Marshall, Diversity/Community Relations Coordinator; Meaghan Ryan Bonavita, Community Activist; Mullady Voelker MSW, LMSW, Co-Owner at Gifted Healthcare; Shannon Able, Community Activist; Susan Brunet PD, Owner of People’s Drug; Susan Foret BSN, RN, RN Director of Cancer Services, Ochsner; and Suzanne Dupuy Phelps, Co-Founder at Stuart Hall School.

The Beaus included Council Powell Jr, PD, District Manager at CVS Caremark Corp.; Dr. Keith LeBlanc Jr, MD, Dermatologist at The Skin Surgery Centre; Dr. Steve Venturatos MD, Physician / Gastroenterologist at West Jefferson Medical Center; Hunter Hill, Market President at IberiaBank; Isaac Ryan JD, Attorney at Deutsch Kerrigan; Ken Friend, Jeweler & Owner at Friend & Co.; Michael W. Murphy II, President at Msquared; Ronald Stein JD, APRN, NP-C, Nurse Practitioner at Tulane Cancer Center; Sidney W. Degan III, Esq., Managing Partner at Deagan, Blanchard & Nash; and Tony Abadie, Co-Founder and Vice-President of the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation.

Will Bryant served as Event Chair and Katherine Raymond as Co-Chair. Emcees were Nancy Parker, along with her husband Glen Boyd. Performances by the Crescent Kings and Jailhouse Rockers started off the evening, and guests danced to music by Karma. The event featured a live auction hosted by Chuck Mutz, “The Black Tie Auctioneer.”
A “Wall of Hope” paid tribute to those who have bravely fought or who are presently fighting cancer, and honored the memory of those who have lost their lives.

Proceeds from the event benefit the American Cancer Society’s programs in research, education, advocacy and patient services, including the Patrick F. Taylor Hope Lodge.


What: “Belles and Beaus Ball,” benefiting American Cancer Society
When: Friday, September 23
Where: Mardi Gras World Ballroom