Bowties for Babies

April 26, 2022
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Capitol Park Museum
660 N. 4th St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802

We are pleased to announce the eighth annual Bowties for Babies: A Southern Style Soiree Benefiting Life!  Bowties for Babies will be held Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at the Capitol Park Museum in downtown Baton Rouge. The soiree is from 6:30-9:30 p.m. This reception-style event will feature music, food, a silent auction, presentation of the 2022 Leadership for Life Award, and more, all benefiting Louisiana Right to Life’s Advertise for Life project.


In 2021, with your support and through a variety of advertising avenues, our ads were seen nearly 1.5 million times. We know of 27 babies who were saved from abortion through this project in 2021, and we have no doubt many more lives were saved as well. We also know many pregnant women found the help and support they needed from our state’s pregnancy resource centers thanks to your support! Remember, abortion has decreased by 27% in Louisiana since 2014. Together, we are saving lives!

Attire: Spring dresses / pants and tops for ladies; suits or sports coat for men. Bowties and hats welcome!

Patron Levels and Tickets

Patron levels start at $250 and include tickets to the event. Individual and couple tickets are also available, starting at $75. Click here to become a patron or purchase a ticket.

2022 Leadership for Life Award Winner

Solicitor General Liz Murrill

Louisiana Right to Life is proud to honor Louisiana Solicitor General Liz Murrill with the 2022 Leadership for Life Award for her dedication to Louisiana women and unborn children.

Attorney General Jeff Landry appointed Murrill as Louisiana’s first Solicitor General for the Louisiana Department of Justice in 2016. In that capacity, she has led the fight to protect women and the unborn by vigorously defending our pro-life laws.

She has argued five times at the United States Supreme Court, most recently in the federal vaccine mandate cases and in 2020 in June Medical v. Russo, defending Louisiana’s admitting privileges law. As Solicitor General, she has taken responsibility for aggressively defending Louisiana’s pro-life laws. She is lead counsel in a lawsuit filed by June Medical and several abortion doctors involving the ban on dismemberment abortions and the 72-hour waiting period law. And she also is lead counsel in two cases filed against the state by Planned Parenthood over its application for an abortion clinic license in New Orleans and to not be terminated by the state as a Medicaid provider based on its conduct at the Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast facility in Houston. She recently was successful in unsealing records in abortion cases, setting a precedent for future cases that will prevent lawyers for abortion providers from hiding documents from the public that show dangerous conditions for women.

She has more than 30 years of experience in state and federal government legal environments. Prior to joining General Landry’s team, Murrill served former Governor Bobby Jindal for six years and has been lead counsel in numerous high profile cases. She regularly advises legislators, assists with drafting pro-life legislation, and testifies in support of new laws to protect women and the unborn.

Liz and her husband, John, who is also a lawyer, have been married almost 30 years and have four sons – John, 28, Baker, 25, Paul, 23, and James Henry, 18. She was born in New Orleans, grew up in Lafayette, and now resides in Baton Rouge.

Past Leadership for Life Award Winners

The Leadership for Life Award was first given in 2016 during Bowties for Babies: A Southern Style Soiree Benefiting Life.

  • 2020 and 2021 – Event not held due to Covid-19 restrictions
  • 2019 – Pastors Larry and Jonathan Stockstill, Bethany Church
  • 2018 – Hays Town, founder of the St. Elizabeth Foundation
  • 2017 – Ben Nevers and Tom Wilmott, former state legislators
  • 2016 – Sharon Weston Broome, former state legislator and current Baton Rouge Mayor-President

Silent Auction

Once again this year, you’ll be able to register early and start bidding before the event on our online auction site. We are currently collecting auction items, and the auction site should be up and running a week prior to the event (we’ll post the link here).

Do you have something to donate to our silent auction? Will you contribute a gift item or basket, a gift certificate to your favorite restaurant, tickets to a local concert or sporting event or even use of a vacation rental? Click here to find out how you can help!

Chair Couple

Chair Couple Rep. Rick and Cindy Edmonds

Host Committee

Mike and Lisa Albano; Dr. Charles and Mary Aycock; Drs. Louis and Lauren Barfield; Beau and Lindsey Bennett; Charles and Clelie Carpenter; Dylan and Kristin David; Warren and Alison Dazzio; Pete and Carol Dazzio; Jeff and Bridget Dunbar; Dr. Matt and Sarah Gamble; Tony and Korie Giglio; Dr. James and Katheen Godchaux; Dr. Arthur and Erin Hess; Mike and Dana Hammer; John and Elaine Hauler; Barry Mele; Michael and Kelley Olinde; Scott and Ashton Smith; Hays and Gay Town; Vic and Joy Weston; Mike and Tara Wicker; Vince and Rhonda Whittington; Jensen Young; and Luke and Katie Zumo.


Life Saver: Regnum Christi Baton Rouge

Champion of Life: Standard Engineering, LLC; The Hammer Family

Sustainer of Life: Anonymous; The Edward L. Rispone Family Foundation; Don and Marge Garvey; Knights of Columbus Louisiana State Council

Advocate of Life: Drs. Louis and Lauren Barfield; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clapper; Robert and Lauren Clark; Dr. James B and Mrs. Kathleen D. Godchaux; Dr. Arthur Hess; State Sen. Patrick McMath; St. Elizabeth Foundation; Vic and Joy Weston

Supporter of Life: Hunter and Emily Green; Richard and Anna Lea; Michael and Kelley Olinde; Tony and Andrea Romanos; Dr. and Mrs. Frederick J. White; Luke and Katie Zumo

Friend of Life: Mike and Lisa Albano; State Rep. Larry Bagley; Catholic Community Radio; Charles and Clelie Carpenter; Dr. Rob and Patti Chasuk; Tess Chustz; Mr. and Mrs. David Cusimano; Knights of Columbus Council 7856, St Francisville; Knights of Columbus Council 970; Dylan and Kristin David; Pater Dazzio; Tony and Korie Giglio; Randy and Melanie Godso; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gossen Sr.; Mark and Leigh Hermann; State Sen. Sharon Hewitt; Lisa and Allen Kirkpatrick; Tandy Marks; Ross McCalip; State Rep. Wayne McMahen; Sam and Arline Mistretta; Patrick and Patricia Ryan; Erick and Madeline Salvatierra; Jensen Young; Woman’s New Life Clinic

About Advertise for Life

100 percent of the proceeds from Bowties for Babies go to Louisiana Right to Life’s Advertise for Life project. The mission of the Advertise for Life project is to reach women considering abortion through a variety of compelling and youthful advertisements that will encourage them to choose life for themselves and their child. The ads, which vary from internet ads to billboards to radio spots and more, connect women, through a website and hotline number, with local pregnancy resource centers that can oer immediate assistance. The campaign operates the website, the direct link to pregnancy resource centers.

Studies show that 95% of women who enter a pregnancy center choose life. Even with 30+ pregnancy centers across Louisiana, 20 women a day still choose abortion. Advertise for Life wants to reach these abortion-minded women and connect them to pregnancy centers, where they can find the support and help they need. Visit: for more information.

Click here to see 2021 Advertise for Life Results

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