An auction led by “The Apprentice” star Sam Solovey raised more than $70,000 for St. Jude, which will go towards covering all of the costs of the children and families who need the hospital’s help, as the mission of St. Jude’s allows no child to be denied treatment — regardless of the family’s ability to pay.
A sampling of delicacies generously donated by more than 40 of DC’s top chefs followed the auction. Tasty treats such as The Majestic’s Red’s She Crab Soup, a delicious family recipe brought in by Chef Shannon Overmiller (at left), and Adour’s to-die-for macarons, presented by Chef Fabrice Bendano (below right, , had the crowds lining up for seconds.
The event also honored several people, including 5-year cancer survivor Craig Johnson, who attended the event with his family and girlfriend, giving a heartwarming speech to make a magical night all that much more moving.
Food, fun, philanthropy: As they say in the Big Easy, laissez les bon temps rouler!