Cocktail Reception Honors Richmond

U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, far right, with Jimmie Woods and Romona Baudy at a recent cocktail reception/fundraiser in honor of the congressman.

U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond was recently honored at a cocktail reception that also doubled as a fundraiser for the congressman.

The event was held at Ralph’s on the Park in City Park; and attendees included a who’s who among area civic, political and business leaders. Congressman Richmond was first elected to represent Louisiana’s second congressional district in 2010, and has since be re-elected twice.

In the House of Representatives, U.S. Rep. Richmond serves on the Committee on the Judiciary and on the Committee on Homeland Security, where is the ranking member on the Subcommittee on Transportation Security.

AHA Hosts Free Event for Heart Disease, Stroke Survivors

The American Heart Association will host a Survivor Soirée from 10:30 a.m. until noon Sunday, August 24. At the Nims picnic area at the Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St. From noon until 3 attendees can explore the park with free zoo admission

This event is free and open to heart disease and stroke survivors as well as their families and caregivers. RSVP is requested by Aug. 15 to gnoheartwalk@heart.org. Attendees will receive free admission to the zoo on the day of the event.

The American Heart Association is hosting this free event to honor those living with cardiovascular disease and stroke. The event will celebrate successes as well as provide attendees an opportunity to share their stories.

The event is sponsored by Harvey Gulf International Marine.

Gala Raises Funds for Chase Family Foundation

Leah and Edgar “Dooky” Chase share a moment with friends, Charles and Linda Teamer, at the Edgar “Dooky” Jr and Leah Chase Family Foundation Gala.

The Hyatt Regency Empire Ballroom recently served as the site for the Edgar “Dooky” Jr and Leah Chase Family Foundation Gala. The theme for the evening was “Threading Cultures through Food and Music.”

For nearly 70 years, Edgar “Dooky” Jr. & Leah Chase have been catalysts for social change and voices for progress in New Orleans and Louisiana. The Edgar “Dooky” Jr. and Leah Chase Family Foundation serves as a conduit to continue their efforts by supporting others that embody the same passion and values. It cultivates and assists organizations that engage in activities that support cultural arts, education, culinary arts and social justice.

Monique Barial-Carey, Camille Witworth and Nakisha Ervin-Knott at the Edgar “Dooky” Jr and Leah Chase Family Foundation Gala.

In 2013, the Foundation provided support to a number of local organizations, including Volunteers of America of Greater New Orleans – Mentoring Children of Promise, Start the Adventure in Reading (STAIR), St. Peter Claver Catholic Church (St. Edmund’s Social Concern and Community Concert for Black History Month), Chef John Folse’s Culinary Institute at Nicholls State University, Grow Dat Youth Farm (Tulane University), Uptown Jazz Orchestra, St. Katherine Drexel Preparatory School, The Beautiful Foundation, Inc., Silverback Society, Inc., The Musical Arts Society, Dillard University.

The New Orleans Tribune

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