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Special Events

For more information, please contact special events at 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.

Host an Event for Ochsner


 The Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans has a Charity Slot for the annual competition at South Shore Harbor. Raise funds to become an Ochsner Superhero and assist with patients’ financial needs, best-in-class research and clinical trials, and the improvement of lives using the latest medical technology.

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.

Crescent City Levee Run

Ochsner is excited to announce its newest partnership with the inaugural Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Levee Run! The 2016 race took place on Saturday, June 4, 2016. All race proceeds benefitted Ochsner Hospital for Children.

More information about the race

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. 

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 who participated in the 2016 events, we look forward to seeing you in 2017!

Moonlight & Miracles Gala

The 4th Annual Moonlight & Miracles Gala was held on November 11, 2016, on the turf of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The event benefitted programs at the Ochsner Cancer Institute, which provides multidisciplinary care for adults and pediatric cancer patients. Together we raised $400,000 in 2013 and more than $1,000,000 in 2014 and 2015 to support cancer research, patient care, and survivorship event. A special thank you to our 2016 Moonlight & Miracles Champion Sponsors: The Gayle and Tom Benson Charitable Foundation, the New Orleans Saints, the New Orleans Pelicans, Owens & Minor and Rozas Ward Architects and our 2016 Moonlight & Miracles Touchdown Sponsors: Frances & Calvin Fayard, Jr. and Lillian & Jimmy Maurin, Gillis, Ellis & Baker, Jones Walker, Kent Design Build, Inc., Rault Resources, Republic National Distributing Company and Solomon Group. We would also like to thank our 2016 Moonlight & Miracles Patron Party sponsors: Ballard Brands and Morrison Healthcare.

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.

King Cake Festival

The 4th Annual King Cake Festival was held on January 29, 2017. Held in Champions Square, King Cake Festival is a celebration benefiting babies and children at Ochsner. Thank you to everyone who joined us to taste king cakes from the finest bakeries, enjoy live music and support pediatric programs! A special thank you to our 2017 Power Gold Sponsors: the New Orleans Pelicans, the New Orleans Saints and Smoothie King and our 2017 Emerald Sponsors: French Market Coffee, GOPARK, Jefferson Financial, Scott  Mouledous Construction and Solomon Group.