The Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital will be the beneficiary of the Benefits of Home Gala from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 20 at Franco’s Health Club and Spa, 100 Bon Temps Roule, in Mandeville. Tickets to the gala are $150 and are available at or by contacting Leslie Landry at (985) 276-6845 or

The Greater Northshore President’s Council is organizing the event, which will feature cuisine from premier restaurants and caterers; unlimited libations including a martini bar; musical entertainment by the John Gray Jazz Band; a live auction conducted by Mark Romig, the voice of the New Orleans Saints; and a new 365 Wall of Giving, allowing donors to purchase a day of the year in honor of a loved one.

“We invite you to join us as we take the fight forward,” event chairwoman Denise Gelpi Ragan said. “Your investment, whether purchasing a ticket or taking home an auction item, directly impacts our community by helping prevent more cancers and save more lives.” Assisting Ragan is event co-chairman Alan Zaunbrecher.

Proceeds from admission tickets, Forks and Corks and auction sales will go toward cancer treatment for those in need, free community education and cancer screenings for medically underserved populations, and access to clinical trials for cancer patients on the north shore.