Festigals

Occasionally I get to watch Kathie Lee and Hoda get wasted… uh, do their portion of the Today show. Every now and then they have a segment that’s really worthwhile. Today, Hoda held up a bedazzled bra that was made for her by a jewelry artist. The bra will be auctioned off as part of a fundraiser being held in New Orleans this June. It sounds like a great time.
Festigals is all about celebrating women while enjoying the cultural sites and sounds of a very unique American city. The bra auction is a luncheon called Bodacious Bras for a Cause and the money raised will be donated to the Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans, “an organization that provides services and treatment for local women affected by cancer”.
Without knowing more than I’ve just read on their website (www.festigals.org), I like this event for so many reasons. It’s a weekend designed for and run by women, New Orleans tourism benefits, awareness is being raised about cancer and, most of all, 100% of the auction’s proceeds go to aiding women in need. The weekend has it all: shopping, site seeing, spas and philanthropy. And you know the libations will be flowing if they got Hoda down there. I might just have to get my jazz hands ready and head down to the ol’ bayou.

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