Come party under the stars at the Moonlight & Miracles Gala

Seeing the Whole Spectrum at the Moonlight & Miracles Gala

Moonlight & Miracles Gala

Party under the stars at the 2014 Moonlight & Miracles Gala on the turf of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The event will benefit programs at the Ochsner Cancer Institute, which provides multidisciplinary care for adults and pediatric cancer patients.

This year we are recognizing the entire spectrum of cancer – addressing this disease in its many forms, while celebrating the fallen and the survivors.

Miracles Gala Ribbons


Mercedes-Benz Raffle

Win a Mercedes-Benz!

Buy raffle tickets for a chance to win a 2015 White C250W Luxury Mercedes-Benz! Only 1000 will be sold!

Tickets available for purchase online through midnight on Thursday, November 13.

Drawing will be held November 14, 2014 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Need not be present to win.


Miracles Gala, St. Charles Ave Magazine

Gayle Benson,
Committee Chair

Moonlight & Miracles Committee

Tom Benson and gala chairperson Gayle Benson with Ochsner President and CEO Warner L. Thomas for Ochsner Cancer Institute’s “Moonlight & Miracles” gala.


Mr. Joe Rault

Mr. Joe Rault,
Miracle Maker

Mr. Joe Rault, Miracle Maker

The Moonlight & Miracles Gala will pay tribute to one of the founding Miracle Makers, Mr. Joe Rault. Mr. Rault generously gave of his time and energies to make sure that the Ochsner Gala was as grand as possible. By his direction, the United States Marine Corps has been able to join the event in a most special manner.


  • Susan Carazo
  • Kendall Hales
  • Alyson Igoe
  • Monica Mehaffie
  • Joan Mollohan
  • Skylene Montgomery
  • Alicia Murphy
  • Sophia Ryan
  • Stephanie Boisfontaine Schott
  • Kim Sport
  • Leslie Tufaro
  • Jeanne Walker
  • Barbara Turner Windhorst

  • Angelle Adams
  • Lindsay Adams
  • Shannon Adams
  • Cherie Albro
  • Kelly Alfortish
  • Linda Bacon
  • Shelley Barreca
  • Andrée Batt
  • Molly Baumer
  • Margaret Saer Beer
  • Dami Behlar
  • Jane Bensel
  • Carol Bisordi
  • Mimi Robinson Bowen
  • Katie Brandner
  • Peggy Brannon
  • Ariane Brennan
  • Melissa Broussard
  • Marion Butcher
  • Mirella Cameran-Reilly
  • Sue Ellen Canizaro
  • Susan Carazo
  • Helen Flammer
  • Donna Flower
  • Susan Foret
  • Sally Forman
  • Cristina Fowler
  • Nina Friend
  • Ann Fuselier
  • Mary Gagliano
  • Millie Gaines
  • Ann-Maree Gallagher
  • Jill Glazer
  • Karen Goldenberg
  • Elizabeth Goodyear
  • Connie Gowland
  • Joy Grace
  • Elizabeth Grimes
  • Julie Habetz
  • Kendall Hales
  • Juli Miller Hart
  • Jennifer Heebe
  • Angela Hill
  • Jane Scott Hodges
  • Darlene Carlisle
  • Maria Elena Castillo
  • Mona Chawla
  • Jennifer Chimento
  • Lauren Chisesi-May
  • Laura Claverie
  • Jeannine Clutter
  • Dorothy Clyne
  • CeCe Colhoun
  • Liz Copeland
  • Jerri Cullinan
  • Lauren Dardenne
  • Stephanie DeHoog
  • Lorie DeMarcay
  • Diedra Dias
  • Michelle Dodenhoff
  • Rene Doucet
  • Margo DuBos
  • Erin Dugan
  • Katie Eddins
  • Elizabeth Ehrengsing
  • Julia England
  • Frances Fayard
  • Terri Houghton
  • Renee Reymond Hulefeld
  • Megan Hunter
  • Alyson Igoe
  • Mary Jo Johnson
  • Karyn Kearney
  • Julie Kenter
  • Ann Koerner
  • Betsy Laborde
  • Elly Lane
  • Rita Lang
  • Jennifer Lauscha
  • Kellie Levy
  • Melanie Loomis
  • Katy Lovell
  • Tricia Lowe
  • Erin Bell Luetkemeier
  • Pam Lupin
  • Stafford Maestri
  • Isabel Mann
  • Elizabeth Manshel
  • Allison Maxwell
  • Fionuala McGlinchey-Monsted
  • Lisa McMahon
  • Monica Mehaffie
  • Suzanne Mestayer
  • Lindsey Mitchell
  • Joan Mollohan
  • Skylene Montgomery
  • Donna Muller
  • Alicia Murhpy
  • Maria Muro
  • Nell Nolan Young
  • Stephanie November
  • Pat O’Brien, PhD
  • Lori Ochsner
  • Mary Lou Ochsner
  • Marcie O’Dwyer
  • Carolyn McCool Oliver
  • Caroline Parrish
  • Machelle W. Payne
  • Allison Pierson
  • Karen Pinsky
  • Emily Pirch
  • Carly Plotkin
  • Holly Popham
  • Andrea Primeax
  • Joyce Pulitzer
  • Nga Vu Quinlan
  • Stephanie Quinlan
  • JenniferRareshide
  • Bonnie Rault
  • Johanna Raymond
  • Anne Redd
  • Ana Reichman
  • Delery Rice
  • Caroline Robért
  • Darlene Robért
  • Tia Roddy
  • Sharon Ryan Rodi
  • Christine Rubin
  • Kristen Ryan
  • Sophia Blust Ryan
  • Traci Schlosser
  • Cherie Schneider
  • Stephanie Schott
  • Lisa Schully
  • Flavia Smith
  • Karen Solomon
  • Kim Sport
  • Stacey Stanfield
  • Pamela Steeg
  • Paulette Stewart
  • Leslie Stokes
  • Carroll Suggs
  • Eugenie Suggs
  • Ileana Suquet
  • Rachel Tabony
  • Phyllis M. Taylor
  • Louise Therapondos
  • Denise Thornton
  • Karen Tipton
  • Heather Trahan
  • Meg Trapani
  • Catherine Tremaine
  • Leslie Tufaro
  • Kim Tuleu
  • Fran Tynes
  • Lauren Kelsey Van Bree
  • Beth Walker
  • Jeanne Walker
  • Barbara Turner Windhorst
  • Anne Wittmann

  • Blue Moon Sponsors
  • Terence Blanchard

Miracles Gala Sponsors

  • Harvest Moon Sponsors
  • Canon Hospice and Dr. Shiva Akula
  • Cardinal Health
  • Carolyn M. & William A. Oliver
  • Dr. Pat O’Brien, PhD
  • EMC2 & RoundTower
  • Humana
  • Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana
  • International Pathways, Inc.
  • James Wray and Shirley P. Bush
  • Laborde Marine
  • MedAssets
  • MiMi and CeCe Shoes
  • Navigant
  • Pan-American Life Insurance
  • Peoples Health
  • Ralph Brennan Catering & Events
  • Rose Slater
  • Republic National Distribution Company
  • Rozas-Ward Architects
  • Scott Mouledous Construction, Inc.
  • Superior Energy
  • Warner & Linda Thomas

Attire: Sparkly Cocktail in the Ribbon Color of Cancer you wish to Honor

Friday, November 14

  • 5:45 p.m. — Doors Open with Treme Brass Band
  • 6:00 p.m. — Cocktail Reception with Tanya Boutte
  • 7:00 p.m. — Seated Dinner with Ronnie Kole
  • 8:00 p.m. — Presentation and Live Auction
  • 9:00 p.m. — Dancing to Jessie’s Girls

Attire: Sparkly Cocktail (Black Tie Optional)

Additional Details

Complimentary Valet Parking, provided by GOPARK Valet Services, Enter on Poydras Street at Gate A

Moonlight & Miracles Gala Patron tickets will be delivered to the address entered on the order form, prior to the event.

Patron Party

Presented by Owens & Minor

  • Wednesday, November 12, 6:30-9:00pm
  • Club XLIV in Champion's Square
  • Performance by Better Than Ezra
  • Food Presentation by Ralph Brennan Catering & Events

 

For more information, call 504-842-7113

**By purchasing a ticket to this event, you agree to be photographed.