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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

Crescent City Levee Run - Canceled Due to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Ochsner is thrilled to continue its partnership with the Allstate Sugar Bowl crescent City Levee Run. This year’s race will take place Saturday September 16, 2017 at Ochsner Medical Center on Jefferson Highway. All race proceeds with benefit 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. We are getting ready for the 2017 campaign – please click the link at the top if you are interested in hosting a fundraiser to raise awareness in your community!


The Ochsner Ironman 70.3 will be held on October 22, 2017 at the South Shore Harbor. In past years, participants have raised funds for the Patient Assistance Fund through the Superhero Slot. See below for pictures and stay tuned for more information!

Moonlight & Miracles Gala

The 5th Annual Moonlight & Miracles Gala will be held on November 10, 2017, on the turf of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The event benefits programs at the Ochsner Cancer Institute, which provides multidisciplinary care for adults and pediatric cancer patients. We raised $400,000 in 2013, more than $1,000,000 in 2014 and 2015, and $1,500,000 in 2016 to support cancer research, patient care and survivorship events.  For more information on this event, please visit

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. 

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.