Who doesn't love sampling sweets in a funeral home for a great cause? Krewe de Pink's Death By Chocolate - Not Breast Cancer fundraising gala was held in the long-running Schoen Mansion, which has been performing funeral services for 174 years. Students and instructors from Delgado's Culinary & Pastry Arts Program pitted against each other to see who create the best sweet or savory dish using chocolate. The guests then voted on their favorite ones as they sipped bubbly and danced to the live music.
Funds raised will go to Tulane's Breast Cancer Research Center. The fundraiser was held in honor of six women who won the battle against breast cancer including Pamela Fields (CEO of Battlefield Activewear), Sharon Carter Sheridan (Admin. Assistant to LA Supreme Court Associate Justice), Jean Benjamin Vappie (Retired Educator), Carol Woltering (Drama Teacher, Arden Cahill Academy), Lil McKinnon-Hicks (Owner of Lil McKH Jewelry), and Ann Herren (Publisher of Fleur de Lis Publishing). The event was dedicated to the memory of Norma Jane Sabiston.