Though only in its second year, “Moonlight & Miracles” is quickly becoming one of the most talked about fundraisers in a city known for its dedication to local nonprofits.

Chaired by Gayle Benson, the gala is held to raise awareness and funds for the Ochsner Cancer Institute and its programs. The Ochsner Cancer Network is the largest system in the Gulf South to provide multidisciplinary care for both adult and pediatric cancer patients, who receive their care in the state-of-the-art Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center. In 2012 alone, Ochsner diagnosed and treated nearly 3,200 patients.

Ochsner President and CEO Warner L. Thomas promises a grand evening of entertainment, food, raffles and auctions on the turf of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Friday, November 14, beginning at 6 p.m.

For more information and to purchase tickets, call 842-7125 or visit