The Foundation of East Jefferson General Hospital is proud to present the 30th annual John J. Lee, Sr. Memorial Benefit on Saturday, April 2, helping raise money to contribute towards cancer care and treatment at EJGH.

This year’s event is set to take place at the Krewe of Toth Den located at 1659 St. Thomas St. in New Orleans. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with music by The New Orleans Arrhythmia kicking off at 6:30 p.m. The benefit will run until 9:30 p.m. with drinks, food, a silent auction and a $2,500 raffle. Cost is just $50 per ticket and dress is business casual.

A husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, John J. Lee passed away in 1986 at the young age of 58 from colon cancer. Before his passing, John J. Lee initiated the John Lee Memorial and has since helped EJGH become one of the premier cancer treatment facilities in the region.

For more information about the John J. Lee, Sr. Memorial Benefit, contact Lucy King at The EJGH Foundation at 504-503-5596 or

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.


The Foundation relies on strong philanthropic relationships with many local businesses and corporations for financial support so that EJGH can provide excellent healthcare to this community. The Foundation is honored to call Louisiana Caterpillar one of our most generous corporate supporters as the company recently raised $60,000 on our behalf.  

This year, Louisiana Caterpillar selected The Foundation as their “charity of choice” for The Caterpillar Used Equipment Managers Conference, which was held on Oct. 11-13 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans, LA.  The annual conference, which draws attendees from around the country, is held in a different city every year.  The host dealer picks a charity of their choice to be the beneficiary of a live auction that concludes the conference. This philanthropic tradition began in the 80’s and has raised hundreds and thousands of dollars for various charities around the U.S. This year’s live auction shattered all fundraising records raising nearly $60,000 for the EJGH Breast Care Center.


The annual "Up on the Roof" beer tasting hosted by The Foundation at East Jefferson General Hospital and sponsored by Harvey Gulf helped bring in a total of $184,485 for the institution, the largest amount raised in the event's nine year history.

This year's installment of the fundraiser topped last year's grand total by nearly $15,000 as the sold-out, 1,500 patrons enjoyed dozens of local, national and international beers while sampling food and drinks from the area's top restaurants and music by Mojeaux! on the rooftop of the Esplanade parking garage.

LivePINK is a fundraising and community outreach initiative that aims to spread awareness and education about proper breast cancer detection methods and to raise funds for the EJGH Breast Care Center.  It is our belief that the more people we can educate, the more we can save. We are proud to announce that 2015 LivePINK campaign was our most successful to date.  During the month of October, LivePINK raised $70,000 + with the help of 18 different community partners, educated hundreds of community members about Breast Cancer and performed over 1500 mammograms for this community.

A special thank you goes out to all of our Pink Partners this year:

Austin’s Restaurant - The Backyard NOLA - BreauxMart Supermarkets - Bizou Wine Distribution Company - De La Salle High school - Dorignac’s Food Center - EJGH Wellness Center - Gordon Arata, LLC - The Insurance Women Association - Louisiana Caterpillar- Magic 101.9-Martin’s Wine Cellar - Peppermill Restaurant - Sacred Heart Academy - Saveur - Ursuline Academy


The awards were announced on Wednesday, June 3rd. These awards will fund patient-centered programs to 21 different departments throughout the hospital. INSPIRE is a competitive grants program that focuses on patient-centered care initiatives at EJGH and is funded through the proceeds of The Foundation’s signature fundraising events: The Annual Golf Classic & Pre-Party held in the spring and Up on the Roof, a popular beer tasting event held in the fall.

Among the departments receiving funds was the Women and Child Department. The grant they received will allow them to install a video monitoring system on the cribs of babies in the NICU, allowing new moms and dads to log-in from a mobile device or home computer to view, and even speak to, their baby even when they are not at the hospital. This program will provide comfort for parents who are faced with much heartache and anxiety when they have to leave their babies in the NICU in order to return to work, care for an older child, or even just head home for a good night’s sleep.