The Greatest Gift of All

Chefs celebrate life for the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana.
Steven Hronek
Chef Rene Bajeux|!!| Marla Donovan and chef Ben Sarrat

The National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana held their 22nd annual “Celebrity Chef Gift of Life Gala” June 10 at the Marriott Convention Center Hotel.

Guests enjoyed delicious cuisine prepared by some of New Orleans’ best restaurants and music by the Wise Guys.

Honored guest Bob McMyne was awarded the Julio Figueroa Award, which is presented to an individual or organization that helps the foundation meet its mission by providing everlasting participation, exemplary service and outstanding leadership.

The National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana was organized in an effort to recognize the need for an organization to help patients on dialysis and those in need of a kidney transplant. Since its inception in 1968, the NKFL has provided programs and services such as Kidney Camp, Patient Support Groups, free Medic Alert Tag jewelry and Emergency Assistance Grants designed to assist those with kidney diseases in our four-state area. The NKFL’s mission is to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation.


Event at a Glance
What:  22nd annual “Celebrity Chef Gift of Life Gala,” benefiting the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana
When: Sunday, June 10
Where: Marriott Convention Center Hotel