Edit ModuleShow Tags

For The Team

“Moonlight and Miracles Gala” celebrated the teamwork that goes into care at Ochsner.

Honoree Skylene Montgomery, Gayle Benson, President and CEO Warner Thomas and Honoree Jeanne Walker

Melissa Calico

2016 marked the fourth annual “Moonlight and Miracles Gala,” which took place in the Superdome; thus the theme of “4th Down, Beneath The Dome & Under The Stars.” The evening highlighted the teamwork behind supporting Ochsner Health System’s patients while they undergo cancer care.

The 2016 Miracle Maker Award Recipients included Brian Moore, MD, FACS; Jeanne Walker and Skylene Montgomery. Mark Romig served as emcee.

The Patron Party in Club XLIV hosted 700 guests, with live entertainment by Doreen’z Jazz, Better Than Ezra and DJ Rob Nice. Decor reflected the gala theme with field goal floral displays and a green turf carpet.

The gala opened with cocktail hour music by Jeremy Davenport and the national anthem by Eric Anderson, CCRP. Father Tim Hendrix delivered the invocation, followed by a presentation by Warner Thomas, President and CEO of Ochsner Health System, and a patient video. There were additional special broadcasts by WVUE reporters Kristi Coleman and Sean Fazende.

Famed Royal Street musicians Tanya and Dorise provided entertainment during the dinner prepared by chef Lenny Martinsen of Centerplate.

Following dinner, the Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters led dancing under the gala moon and stars hanging from the dome ceiling. Guests also enjoyed an auction featuring a grand prize of a black 2017 C300W Mercedes-Benz, the 1 Game Zone with pass, punt and jump games provided by the New Orleans Saints and explored the Garden of Gratitude Hope, which featured six heroic stories of Ochsner pediatric and adult patients.
 


EVENT AT A GLANCE

What: “Moonlight & Miracles Gala,” benefiting Ochsner Health Systems
When: Friday, November 11, 2016
Where: Superdome

 

Edit ModuleShow Tags

You Might Also Like

Add your comment:
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Latest Posts

Gut Instinct

Trying to learn to trust yourself in the age of too much information

Cajun Comic Relief Provides Comedy For All Ages

Perfect Timing

A 12-month planning schedule for your wedding

Minis and Multiples

Travel-sized versions of the best beauty products to keep you glam from the aisle to the isles

An Opening on Oak and a Closing on Baronne

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags