Tipitina’s and Mikayla Braun present the ‘Best Wishes Benefit’ for the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance, 2/7

PHOTO: RICK MOORE | Mikayla Braun is best known for her work fronting the rootsy rock band, Crooked Vines. But she has also been a positive force in the New Orleans community working for various causes. The latest is the Best Wishes Benefit, which will raise money for the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (OCRA) as well to assist her mother in her battle with stage 3 ovarian cancer. It takes place Thursday night at Tipitina’s.

An ace organizer, Braun as recruited five bands from across the musical spectrum in New Orleans to provide the entertainment. Expect to hear Sam Price and the True Believers, Miss Mojo, J & The Causeways, Roadside Glorious, and the debut of Micah McKee’s new band, Baby Grand. Four of the five bands represent the latest era in New Orleans music, with Sam Price, the bassist for Honey Island Swamp Band, as the veteran with his side project, the True Believers.

Besides the great music, Reginelli’s will provide free food. There will be door prizes, a silent auction with donations provided by local businesses including WWOZ (90.7 FM), NOLA Brewery, artist Isabelle Jacopin, Your CBD Store, the St. James Cheese Company and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.

A little information about the beneficiary—since 1998, the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (OCRA) has awarded 297 grants totaling over $80 million for ovarian cancer research to top scientists at 73 leading medical centers.

These funds have led to significant advances in early detection, new targets for future immunotherapy studies, new genetic variants linked to ovarian cancer and much more. Not only do they help with research, they provide educational resources, support groups and mentors for those going through the illness.

Tickets are available here.

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