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Diamonds Direct general manager Kyle Rising-Moore and diamond expert Nafeesa Mateen celebrated the $50,000 raised for No Kid Hungry in September, as part of Diamonds Direct’s year-long goal to donate a total of $100,000 to the charity.

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Justin D’Herete discussed his purchase with diamond expert Nafeesa Mateen at Diamonds Direct, during their September fundraiser for No Kid Hungry, a nonprofit working to feed children who have lost access to school meals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Diamonds Direct raised a total of $67,185 in September through an online silent auction, in-store donation opportunities and donating a percentage of their sales to the campaign.  

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Eliana and Daniella Perez participated in “LUNG FORCE Walk 2020” in September, an annual fundraiser for the American Lung Association in Louisiana. Previously held in Audubon Park, this year’s race went virtual to promote social distancing and featured a variety of weekly challenges for participants to complete throughout the month.  

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Carol Foster Perez held up a photo of her father as she participated in “LUNG FORCE Walk 2020.” During this unique virtual fundraising event, participants were encouraged to get outside to one of the state’s beautiful parks or trails to complete their walk to promote social distancing.

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Vernon Hodges took a selfie to support Team Stormy Strong for the “LUNG FORCE Walk 2020,” which raised more than $35,000 to support the American Lung Association in Louisiana’s efforts to end lung disease and the Lung Association’s COVID-19 Action Initiative.  

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Kelly, Maddie, Emilie and Erich Janzen celebrated Emilie’s 10-year-anniversary of being cancer free at the “2020 Leukemia Cup Regatta,” presented by the Diliberto Law Firm, IBERIABANK | First Horizons and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana. The Janzens were this year’s Honored Hero Family, and Emilie and Maddie placed first among the Junior Sailors racing 420’s during the Sunday races.

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Race Committee Chair Mont Echols and Southern Yacht Club Commodore Richard Provensal posed with the “2020 Leukemia Cup Regatta’s” first-place finishers Boo Heausler, Martha Heausler and Kett Cummins from the J22 team “Fast Company.”  

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 The “2020 Leukemia Cup Regatta” committee – Event Chair Jenny Kottler, Sponsorship Chair Dave Erwin, Auction Chair Katherine Smith and Race Chairman Kett Cummins – posed outside at the Southern Yacht Club.  

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Bob and Jenny Kottler enjoyed a weekend of sailing in Lake Pontchartrain during the three-day “2020 Leukemia Cup Regatta” in September, which raised nearly $300,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission to cure cancer and support patients currently battling the disease.  

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DJ Soul Sister spun records for Hagar’s House 10th annual “Womxn Performing for Womxn” fundraiser in September 2020. This year’s event went virtual and featured a mix of live and pre-recorded performances, streamed from Backatown Coffee Parlour.  

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Members of the Krewe of Themis made a special appearance during Hagar’s House 10th annual “Womxn Performing for Womxn” fundraiser. The night included a blessing by MC Sula Spirit, pre-recorded performances, a live virtual dance party, a silent auction and more.  

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Local drag queen Debbie with a D participated in the 10th annual “Womxn Performing for Womxn” fundraiser, which raised more than $26,000 for Hagar’s House, a sanctuary for women and children that provides an open and empowering residential community, resource coordination and a safe space to transition into sustainable housing.

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