You Are Cordially Invited to the 27th Annual Le Gala de la Bonne Vie on Sunday, May 21, 2017!

On behalf of the Le Gala de la Bonne Vie Committee and the Board of Directors of the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana, we would like to invite you to join us for the 27th Annual Le Gala de la Bonne Vie on Sunday, May 21, 2017 honoring our Kidney Heroes.

The event will be held at the New Orleans Marriott Convention Center. The patron event will begin at 2:00 p.m. with cocktails and bidding will open for our silent auction with many unique and valuable items. At 3:00 p.m., some of New Orleans finest restaurants and chefs will delight our guests with delectable dishes. Mark Romig, Voice of the New Orleans Saints, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies.

To celebrate, the event is honoring our Lucky Seven Kidney Heroes for 2017:

  • Darryl Cannon, Director of Sales and Marketing, Hyatt Regency New Orleans
  • Justin Kennedy, Manager and Head Chef, Parkway Bakery and Tavern
  • Randy Levitt, Extended Operations Manager, Capital One
  • Dr. George “Tip” McKnight, retired Nephrologist
  • Stephen A. Morse, DO, MPH, & TM, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, LSU Health Sciences Center
  • Dramar Saul, Manufacturing Engineer, The Boeing Company, Founder of the Krewe of Saul
  • Jeremy Waterbury, patient advocate and national member of the National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Action Committee

These community leaders are not only being honored for the support they give to the Foundation but also for the commitment they have to their patients, the desire to educate the masses about the importance of organ donation, the courage to fight for their lives when it seems there is no end in sight, the encouraging voice they give to other patients, and collectively for the noble qualities they all posses. The National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana is truly “lucky” for the support of these fine individuals.

We look forward to seeing you at the event on Sunday, may 21, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact our office at (504) 861-4500. For ticket information, please click here.


Enjoy a great day of golf with your friends! Your support raises money for the Foundation’s programs and services. In addition, you can compete for the opportunity to play at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Please contact Torie Kranze  to register.

2017 Tournament Schedule 

Monday, June 12th: The 21st Annual Baton Rouge Liberty Mutual Golf Invitational – The Country Club of Louisiana – Baton Rouge, LA

Monday, June 26th: The 19th Annual Squire Creek Liberty Mutual Insurance Invitational – Squire Creek Golf and Country Club – Choudrant, LA

Monday, October 16th: The 27th Annual New Orleans Liberty Mutual Insurance Invitational – English Turn Golf and Country Club – New Orleans, LA

Monday, October 30th: The 22nd Annual Lafayette Liberty Mutual Insurance Invitational – Oakbourne Country Club – Lafayette, LA 

The finals will be held at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, March 2018.




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