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Special Thanks to our 2014 Officers!
Ian Somerhalder reigns as 2014
Celebrity Monarch of the Super Krewe for Canines!
Recently seen on the red carpet as a People's Choice winner,
Ian Somerhalder is a champion for all things furry! Originally from Covington Louisiana, Ian has gained fame through his movies and ongoing hit television series, The Vampire Diaries.
Not one to sit idly by, Ian decided to form a non-profit foundation in 2010 which aims to empower, educate and collaborate with people and projects to positively impact the planet and all of its creatures! The Ian Somerhalder Foundation (ISF), recently launched the ISF Emergency Medical Grant for Animals, a program that is near and dear to Ian’s heart and which helps both creatures in need and the rescuers who save their lives. ISF is a sponsor of this year's event on the Mandeville Lakefront. Captain Denise Gutnisky said " Ian's generosity lending a hand in his hometown should not be overlooked, it's very unusual for someone with his popularity and fame to give his time so freely to so many organizations."
To learn more about Ian's non-profit or to donate,
please visit www.ISFoundation.org
Reigning as our 2014 Grand Marshal
is Emily Whitehead
from Philipsburg, Pennsylvania.
Recently named one of WebMD’s Health Heroes for 2013, the award celebrates those who have met a health challenge and are giving back to others in an inspiring way. Emily was close to death from leukemia when Dr. Stephan Grupp of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia genetically engineered her own infection-fighting cells to fight her cancer, the first child to ever receive this treatment. Emily’s story has been featured on nightly news programs and 60 minutes Australia. Now in remission, Emily and her family have traveled to Washington, D.C. with her oncologists to urge legislators to fund T-cell and other pediatric cancer research. She also finds the time to share her story and inspire others who are battling childhood diseases.
Emily’s love for her dog Lucy was a source of comfort and love during her battle against ALL, and Mardi Paws has always showcased the incredible bond between canines and their companions.
Please join us in welcoming the Whiteheads to a northshore Mardi Gras tradition –
The Mystic Krewe of Mardi Paws!
Please view this short film by
Academy Award winning director Ross Kauffman about the clinical trial and Emily's story:
You can learn more about Emma’s Story on her website: www.EmilyWhitehead.com
or on www.Facebook.com/EmilyBrookeWhitehead
Photo Credit: Special thanks to Christine Chardo Photography for The Tiny Sparrow Foundation www.tinysparrowfoundation.org
HRH King Parker Creighton is a 2 yr old Jack Russell Terrier who will be escorted by Bruce Creighton.
Grand Duke Charlie Hancock is a 3 yr old Cockapoo mix who will be escorted by Dr. Bob, Jen, and Maddy Hancock.
Duke Tchoupsly Bernheisel is a 4 yr old English Bulldog who will escorted by Brett Bernheisel.
Scepter Bearer to his Majesty Henri Pearce is a 2 yr old Cockapoo who will be escorted by Jessica, Allyson, Josie, and Matthew Pearce.
pictured left to right
Her Royal Highness Queen CoCo Carey is a 2 yr old British Labrador Retriever who will be escorted by Mollie, Katie, Laurie and Chuck Carey
Lady in Waiting Chloe Kinsley is a 2 yr old Chihuahua who will be escorted by Kinsley and Jacob Vitter.
Maid Lexie Catanzaro is a 7 yr old Yorkshire Terrier who will be escorted by Addie, Ashley and Vincent Catanzaro.
Scepter Bearer to her Majesty Ruby Ledet is a 5 yr old Labrador Retriever who will be escorted by Lenny and Dr. Liza Ledet.
Attendant to her Majesty's Court, Lil' Bear Kingston-Presser, is a 2 yr old Pomeranian who will be escorted by Katelyn, Carson, and Addison Presser & Zoe and Zachary Kingston.
Duchess Godiva wormed her way in the court because her Dad, artist Ferris Hotard, was willing to paint the Queens' float!
pictured left to right
Congratulations to the 2014 Royal Hairs!
Their red carpet arrival at MedVet's Meeting of the Court showcased plenty of skin and bold choices.
Striking a pose was His Royal Highness King Parker Creighton and his stand-in Cody, Grand Duke Charlie Hancock, Duke Tchoupsly Bernheisel, and Scepter Bearer to his Majesty Henri Pearce. Her Royal Highness CoCo Carey held court, even though Lady in Waiting Chloe Kinsley tried to upstage her in a Royal Orchid, Pantone's Color of the Year, bejeweled gown. Maid Lexie Catanzaro bedazzled, while Scepter Bearer to her Majesty Ruby Ledet looked radiant. For the first time in the history of the krewe, Her Royal Highness has appointed a male, Lil' Bear Kingston-Presser, as attendant to her majesty's court.
...and Krewe Muses Pretty Girl & Teddy!