Greg Feirn and Dr. Lee Hamm III attended the “2019 Spirit of Charity Award” gala at the JW Marriott Hotel Ballroom in October. More than 430 guests attended the sold-out event, which benefited the University Medical Center and its vital programs that impact the community and save lives.  


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Dr. Frederick and Shannon Cerise posed with Dr. Steve and Julie Nelson, as well as Dr. Larry Hollier (far left) at the “2019 Spirit of Charity Award Gala,” where Dr. Steve Nelson was honored with the prestigious award. For 20 years, the award has been presented to a physician whose career began or was nurtured in the healing and teaching wards of Charity Hospital and has made a significant contribution to medicine.  


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Stephanie Cantrell, Shelita Domino and Dawn Arevalo raised money for breast cancer research at “Krewe de Pink Prom,” held at the Jung Hotel in October. The event featured live music from LaCoste-New Orleans Dance Band, a silent auction, raffle and more.  


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Heather Pomfret, Jennifer Blake, Pam Kocke and Janine Rubanoff attended the “Krewe de Pink Prom,” one of several events hosted by the group in 2019 to raise over $35,000 for donation to the Tulane Cancer Research Center.  


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Deacon Jay and Nancy Frantz are pictured with Abbot Justin Brown at “Deo Gratis,” an annual fundraising event held to benefit Saint Joseph Seminary College, the largest seminary school in the nation. Over 700 people attended this year’s event, which featured an evening prayer in the Abbey Church with Archbishop Gregory Aymond, the Benedictine monks and the Schola Cantorum, an outdoor gala with cuisine from local vendors and a silent auction.  


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Fr. Gregory Boquet O.S.B., Kirth and Donna Paciera and Archbishop Gregory Aymond spent an evening at Saint Joseph Seminary College in October for the 2019 “Deo Gratis” gala and fundraiser.