The nonprofit events season is in full swing as I write (I’m attending four events next week!), and it’s only going to get busier until the holidays roll in and a difference kind of time management has to happen.

It is always hard to make time for our family’s health, but it’s better to prevent and have a plan in case of emergency than try to make the best decisions during one. Our feature gives you information on 10 of the best “health heroes” around.

I want to draw your attention to Susan G. Komen New Orleans’ “Race for the Cure” on October 20. The Race for the Cure® Series is the world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer ever created. Call 455-7310 to learn more and register today.

October is probably my favorite month of the year. The weather is finally what most of the rest of the country calls fall. Halloween is so much fun, and in New Orleans we celebrate it for a least a week! I love pumpkin everything – foods, smells, decorating; if that makes me “basic” I don’t care. (Trust me and try a Cinderella Latte; it’s like a PSL, but sub in white chocolate for half the pumpkin flavor.) And I have way too many coats for this climate, and I love wearing them!

Another thing I love, especially during fall, are the cordials at Emeril’s Delmonico. The Elixir of the Seven Powers is truly made for cooler weather (ask about what goes into this to be amazed), but the Limoncello and (off menu) Blood Orangecello are fabulous on a hot day – or just because! They have other cordials on and off menu, so be sure to ask your bartender (at their great happy hour) or your server for what’s available.

Morgan's Note

Morgan Packard Griffith



“Standing Stronger Together,” benefiting Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast,, 407-1786

“Top Chef Reconcile,” benefiting Cafe Reconcile, 934-1637

“City Stars Soiree,” benefiting Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans, 569-8657

30th annual “The Justice For All Ball,” benefiting The Pro Bono Project, 581-3480,

“Greenway Soirée,” benefiting Friends of Lafitte Greenway,

“Tremé Fall Festival Patron Party,” benefiting The Historic Faubourg Tremé Association,

“Scales & Ales,” benefiting Audubon Aquarium of the America,

Third annual “Beignet Fest,” benefiting Tres Doux Foundation,


“‘Newton Howard: Painter of the Sportsman’s Paradise’ and ‘New Southern Photography’ Opening Reception,” benefiting the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 539-9631

“Asian-Pacific American Society Annual Fundraising Gala,”

“NAMIWalks,” benefiting NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) New Orleans, 896-2345,

“Baubles and Bubbly for Beethoven,” benefiting Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, 861-9028

“An Evening of Desire,” benefiting the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival,, 581-1144


“2018 Saks Fifth Avenue Key to the Cure,” benefiting Louisiana Cancer Research Center, 888-7608


“33rd Annual Catholic Foundation Dinner,”, 596-3044


“Magic in the Moonlight & the Moonlighters,” benefiting Botanical Garden Foundation, 483-9386


Fifth annual “WWII Air, Sea & Land Festival 2018,” benefiting The National WWII Museum, Commemorative Air Force and Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation, 528-1944 extension 313,


“Dancing Grounds Showdown,” benefiting Dancing Grounds, 535-5791,


“Louisiana Walks for Parkinson’s,” benefiting Davis Phinney Foundation, (720) 259-0907,,


“UNCF Walk For Education,” benefiting UNCF, 581-3794


“Spirit of the Vieux Carré Patron Party & Gala,” benefiting the Vieux Carré Commission Foundation, 342-4760,


“Feast at the Board of Trade,” benefiting Parkway Partners Program, 620-2224


“Appetite for Art,” benefiting Upturn Arts, 390-8399


“Ghosts in the Oaks,” benefiting Friends of City Park, 483-9376


“Race for the Cure,” benefiting Susan G. Komen New Orleans, 4455-7310


“Center Celebration: A Sweet and Saucy Night at the J,” benefiting New Orleans Jewish Community Center, 897-0143


“O What a Night!,” benefiting the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 539-9631


“Fete du Jardin – Big Fun on the Bayou,” benefiting Louisiana Landmarks Society, 482-0312


“Crescent City Chamber Music Festival,” benefiting Young Leadership Council,


“Bewitching Affair Luncheon,” benefiting New Orleans Garden Society, 430-4937


11th annual “Fall Gala: Lambeth House Foundation Toasts the Tricentennial” presented by Guardian Angel Hospice, benefiting Lambeth House, 865-1960 extension 170


“Cocktails for KID smART,” benefiting KID smART, 940-1994


61st annual “Weiss Awards,” benefiting New Orleans Council for Community and Justice, 522-3760


“Signature Chefs Auction,” benefiting March of Dimes, 376-7228


“Deo Gratias,” benefiting Saint Joseph Seminary College, (985) 867-2284,


“Juliette Low Leadership Luncheon,” benefiting Girl Scouts Louisiana East,