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Children's Hospital New Orleans Hosts 40th Annual Sugarplum Ball, Presented by Lemoine

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Proceeds will support Children’s Hospital’s vital mission to provide expert pediatric healthcare to all children

NEW ORLEANS – Children’s Hospital New Orleans will host its 40th Annual Sugarplum Ball presented by Lemoine, entitled The Emerald City, on the evening of Saturday, March 19, 2022, at the River City Ballroom and Plaza at Mardi Gras World. Friends and supporters are expected to raise more than $80,000 – a record-braking total that is a testament to the community’s unwavering support of Children’s Hospital.

Co-chaired by Sarah Feirn and Marye Nickens and led by an amazing committee of more than 100 members, patrons will enjoy unique themed décor and characters that bring the fantasy Land of Oz to life, traveling down the Yellow Brick Road to celebrate the ball in the elegant and enchanting Emerald City.

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“It is powerful to reflect on the history of Sugarplum Ball – one of the New Orleans community’s most celebrated philanthropic events – marking 40 years with our 2022 ball,” said Children’s Hospital President and CEO John R. Nickens IV. “The continued generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations has made a lasting impact for our hospital and the patients and families we serve, and has helped fund vital services including our cancer program, transport services, heart center, pediatric research, family housing, and much more”.

Kicking-off with a VIP Party from 6-7 p.m. that features a specialty performance by NOLA Dukes Band and fare from Ralph Brennan Catering and Events, the ball will begin at 7 p.m. and include culinary creations from more than 30 of New Orleans’ best restaurants and musical entrainment by KARMA. A sensational silent auction filled with unique artwork, fine jewelry, vacation packages, sports memorabilia and much more.

Following Children’s Hospital’s $300 million campus transformation late last year, proceeds from the 2022 Sugarplum Ball will support Children’s steadfast mission provide the best care for every child regardless of his or her family's ability to pay.

Top sponsors include Lemoine, Bernhard, The McDonnel Group, First Horizon, LSU Health New Orleans Department of Pediatrics, Tulane University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, the Ray and Jessica Brandt Family Foundation. To see the full list of sponsors and to purchase tickets, click here


About Children’s Hospital New Orleans

Children’s Hospital is a 222-bed, nonprofit academic pediatric medical center that offers comprehensive healthcare services, including over 40 pediatric specialties, delivered just for children. With more than 400 physicians trained in more than 40 pediatric sub-specialties, Children’s offers a comprehensive array of pediatric healthcare services in Louisiana and the Gulf South. In addition to its main campus located in New Orleans, the hospital operates a network of specialty clinics across Louisiana, including in Covington, Baton Rouge, Alexandria, and Lafayette. Children’s offers primary care services at 13 convenient locations and remotely via its Virtual Care for kids program. Children’s is a proud member of LCMC Health, a Louisiana-based, not-for-profit hospital system which also includes New Orleans East Hospital, Touro, University Medical Center New Orleans, West Jefferson Medical Center, and East Jefferson General Hospital. Learn more at