American Cancer Society To Host 16th Annual Belles & Beaus Ball

NEW ORLEANS – The American Cancer Society (ACS) will host its 16th Annual Belles & Beaus Ball of New Orleans on Friday, September 23, from 6:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at Mardi Gras World. This year features a patriotic theme and includes live music and performances, auctions and food from more than 40 New Orleans’ restaurants.

         The annual event will honor 20 individuals who have made significant contributions in the fight against cancer and will be hosted by three-time Emmy Award-winning journalist and Fox 8 anchor, Nancy Parker, along with her husband, longtime newsman turned public information officer for Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, Glen Boyd.

         “Cancer has impacted my family, friends, and work colleagues,” Council Powell, Jr., 2016 Beau, said. “I don’t know of anyone who has not been affected in some way. The work that the American Cancer Society benefits all of us. A cancer free world should be the ultimate goal!”



• Claudette Vicks, RN, Nurse Coordinator, Children’s Hospital

• Dr. Mary Beth Lobrano, MD, Radiologist, 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, Gifted Healthcare

• Shannon Able, Community Activist        

• Susan Brunet, PD, Owner, People's Drug

• Susan Foret, BSN, RN, RN Director of Cancer Services, Ochsner

• Suzanne Dupuy Phelps, retired, Co-founder Stuart Hall School



• Council Powell, Jr., PD, District Manager, CVS Caremark Corp.

• Dr. Keith LeBlanc, Jr., MD, Dermatologist, The Skin Surgery Centre

• Dr. Steve Venturatos, MD, Physician / Gastroenterologist, West Jefferson Medical Center

• Hunter Hill, Market President, IberiaBank

• Isaac Ryan, JD, Attorney, Deutsch Kerrigan

• Ken Friend, Jeweler & Owner, Friend & Co

• Michael W. Murphy II, President, Msquared

• Ronald Stein, JD, APRN, NP-C, Nurse Practitioner, Tulane Cancer Center

• Sidney W. Degan, III, Esq., Managing Partner, Deagan, Blanchard & Nash

• Tony Abadie, Co-Founder and Vice-President of the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation


         Attendees will enjoy an elegant dinner, late-night dancing, a live and silent auction and more, all benefiting the ACS and their mission to create a world free from the pain and suffering of cancer.

         This year’s event will highlight an art installation called the “Wall of Hope,” paying tribute to those who have bravely fought or are presently conquering cancer, and honoring the memory of those who are no longer with us. “I am looking forward to celebrating our survivors, our brave friends and family members that lost their courageous battles with cancer and viewing the Hope Wall,” said Shannon Able, 2016 Belle.

         This year’s theme is “A Salute to Survivors” and will feature performances by the Crescent Kings & Jailhouse Rockers and local band Karma. Auction items include an action-packed package at NOLA Motorsports, an oversized giclée from Terrance Osborne as well as two tickets to the weekend festivities at Mystic Krewe of Louisianan’s Washington Mardi Gras. Chuck Mutz will serve as the auctioneer. Kendra Scott will be back this year for their popular 50-bag jewelry pull.

         The dress code for the evening is cocktail attire.

         Proceeds from the Belles & Beaus Ball benefit the American Cancer Society’s programs in research, education, advocacy and patient services.

         Title sponsors include: Fox 8 WVUE New Orleans, HEROfarm Marketing and PR and The Ross Mullooly Project.

         Gold donors include: New Orleans Magazine, Receivable Recovery Services, St. Charles Avenue Magazine and Tulane Cancer Center.

         Silver donors include: New Orleans BIZ Magazine, Dr. & Mrs. Steven Venturatos, Mr. Richard C. Colton, Jr., Ochsner Health Systems, The Shops at Canal Place and Cox Communications.

         Tickets are available online until Thursday, September 22, 2016.

         For ticket information



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