May 6, 2017 | Mandeville Lakefront
Let’s Cook with a Purpose
On May 6, 2017, Crawfish Cookin’ for a Cause, a 501c3 charitable organization supporting local families affected by catastrophic illness, will hold its seventh annual fundraising event. In 2016, thousands of members of the community turned out, had a great time and made a difference.
Project Red Light for Hope
Beth Crutcher Giacone is a 43 year old mother to 16 year old Joshua. She has suffered with a debilitating condition called ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) since her son was two years old. Beth is a native of Covington and graduated from Mandeville High in 1991. Project Red Light for Hope has helped Beth and her family with the financial burden this terrible disease has placed upon them.
Grant’s Gift Foundation
Our primary purpose is to provide a network of resources in order to improve the lives of individuals with special needs, with a primary focus on underprivileged and disabled children, so that they can grow and prosper in order to reach their fullest potential. Grant’s Gift Foundation was formed by a group of friends who decided that they could make a difference in the lives of children with special needs in South Louisiana, specifically in St. Tammany Parish.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care. They are a nonprofit donor-supported organization dedicated to attacking cystic fibrosis from every angle.
The Louisiana Chapter in New Orleans hosts over a dozen special events annually to support the mission of the Foundation. When the CF Foundation was established in 1955, children with CF rarely lived long enough to attend elementary school. Due in large part to the Foundation’s aggressive investments in innovative research and comprehensive care, many people with the disease, like Lillian, are now living into their 30s, 40s and beyond.