Special Events

For more information, please contact special events at specialevents@ochsner.org or 504-842-7113.

Host a Community Event

Did you know that you can host your own event to raise funds for the area of Ochsner that you are most passionate about? When you decide to host your own event, you are the driving force behind advances in patient care and treatment options for patients throughout the region.

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Eat Fit NOLA Dine Out

Ochsner Health System has collaborated with local restaurants in the New Orleans area to create Eat Fit NOLA. Eat Fit NOLA is a partnership that strives to make eating out with nutrition in mind easier by highlighting the better-for-you items right on the menu. On Dine Out nights, participating restaurants donate a percentage of their sales for the day to donate to Ochsner's Eat Fit | Live Fit Fund. To learn more, or to see a list of participating restaurants, please click here.

King Cake Festival

The 2019 King Cake Festival will be held on January 27, 2019 in Champions Square. King Cake Festival is a sweet celebration that benefits babies and children at Ochsner Hospital for Children. We hope you will join us for a stroll in Champions Square and samples of some of Louisiana's finest King Cakes from the state's greatest bakers. For more information about King Cake Festival, click here.

A special thank you to our 2019 Presenting Sponsor, Winn Dixie, along with our  Emerald sponsors: Clement Building, French Market and Jefferson Financial.

From Ochsner with Love

Louisiana isn’t short on heart and soul but, sadly, has some of the highest rates of heart disease in the country. As the leading cause of death for both men and women, cardiovascular issues impact nearly every family. Through awareness, education, and the work of our outstanding caregivers, we are saving and changing lives one heartbeat at a time. The John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute approaches cardiology using a multidisciplinary approach to offer each patient a personalized treatment program that suits their needs best.

The “From Ochsner with Love” campaign was designed to highlight the outstanding care provided by the Ochsner Cardiology team while raising funds and awareness for heart health. Together, we can create a stronger, healthier tomorrow. To learn more about From Ochsner with Love, please click here.

From Ochsner with Love: A Red Tie Affair

The second annual Red Tie Affair will take place on Friday, February 8, 2019 at the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans. Funds raised from this year's event will support the John Ochsner, MD Tribute Fund. To learn more about the event, please click here.

Crescent City Levee Run

Ochsner is thrilled to continue its partnership with the Allstate Sugar Bowl crescent City Levee Run. All race proceeds benefit Ochsner Hospital for Children. Check back here for information about the 2019 event.

The Benefactor Dinner

The Benefactor Dinner celebrates the loyal and generous members of the Benefactor and Heritage societies each year through a special dinner and presentation. All donors at the Councilor level of giving ($5,000+) are invited to join us as we induct the newest members of the Benefactor and Heritage Societies. The Benefactor Society recognizes donors who have given $25,000 or more and the Heritage Society recognizes all donors who have included Ochsner Health System in their estate plans.


Ochsner Goes Pink

Ochsner Goes Pink is a month-long campaign supporting education and awareness of programs provided at the Ochsner Lieselotte Tansey Breast Center. Thank you to everyone that participated in our 2018 events! To see our 2019 events, please click here.

Moonlight & Miracles Gala

The 6th annual Moonlight & Miracles Gala will be held on Friday, November 9, 2018 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The event benefits programs at Ochsner Cancer Institute, which provides multidisciplinary care for adults and pediatric cancer patients. For more information about this year's event, please click here.


Tree of Life

Over the past few years, Ochsner's Tree of Life has grown into an annual symbol of hope and benevolence for families. We invite you to share in this year's celebration by purchasing a Tree of Life ornament or by making a donation. All gifts through Tree of Life will support Ochsner's patient assistance programs.

Louisiana Fire Gives Back

Louisiana Fire Juniors will donate $5.00 per Spring registration to the Ochsner Hospital for Children on December 20-21, 2018. For more information, please call 504-621-4557 or click here.

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