n 1955, Children's Hospital was dedicated as a 50-bed facility, designed to serve primarily polio victims and physically handicapped children. Today, Children's Hospital New Orleans is a 247-bed medical center serving the entire Gulf South region and caring for children from birth to twenty-one years. Our hospital is Louisiana’s only free-standing, acute care general pediatric hospital, and we maintain a policy of never turning away a child who needs the care we offer. Line up on October 29 for the Jazz Half Marathon and 5K to support Children's Hospital's efforts to care for our oncology and hematology patients as they fight for their lives. By registering and donating, you become part of the solution! Your support will help us reach our ultimate goal...eradicating childhood cancer!