Lee Memorial Health Systems

Special Events

Whatever your interest — sports, golf, shopping, fishing or fine food and wine, you’ll find terrific opportunity to mix and mingle with your community for a great cause. Our events also provide wonderful networking opportunities as they are attended by some of the most influential business leaders in our community.

Learn more about our upcoming special events below!

*Please note, if you have difficulty accessing a donation page, please call (239) 343-6950 for assistance.


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 MAY 2016

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Salty Crab Bar & Grill's Signature Drink

March 1 - May 31, 2016
Feeling crabby? Then stop on in to the Salty Crab Bar & Grill on Fort Myers Beach! Beginning March 1st and running all the way through May 31st, the Salty Crab Bar & Grill will donate $1.00 to Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida for every signature drink purchased. So kick back, put your toes in the sand and help local children in our community. For more details and the restaurant's location, please visit www.saltycrabbarandgrill.com.

 

 

 

Talbots Sip & Shop

May 17, 2016
Join us at Talbots at Bell Tower Shops on May 17 from 3-7pm for an exclusive shopping event. A portion of that night's sales will benefit Barbara's Friends - Golisano Children's Hospital Cancer Fund. Enjoy refreshments and shopping specials while helping out a great cause. All Lee Memorial Health System employees who show their ID badge will also receive an extra 10% off their purchases.  For more information, contact Nanci Galbraith DuBois at (239) 454-7713.

 

 

 

7th Annual SPADA-thon

May 24, 2016
SPADA Salon & Day Spa will be hosting the 7th Annual SPADA-thon from which they hope to raise $27,000 to benefit PACE Center for Girls and help build the new Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. The day includes various spa services such as wet hair cuts, kid cuts, manicures, waxing, massages, etc., all for donations starting at $10. The rooms in the spa are also transformed into mini boutiques where various vendors will set up shop and supporters can purchase merchandise that will offer a percentage back. Also includes tarot card readings, a poker tournament, a DJ and catering. For more information, contact SPADA at (239) 482-1858 or click HERE.

 

 

 

12th Annual Ryan McCleskey Redfish Challenge

May 28, 2016
Join us at Cape Harbour for a fishing challenge for a great cause - saving the lives of children battling cancer. The objective of the event is to continue to build awareness of the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation, and assist the children of Southwest Florida in their personal battles, by donating the proceeds raised to Barbara's Friends - Golisano Children's Hospital Cancer Fund. The event also honors Ryan McCleskey who lost his battle with cancer and was an avid fisherman. To date, the challenge has raised more than $100,000 and will have a room named at Golisano Children's Hospital in 2017. Event sponsorships and registration is now open. For more information on how to get involved, call Kristen McCleskey at (239) 699-7426 or visit www.ryansredfishchallenge.com.

 

 

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 JUNE 2016

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Chick-fil-A Frosted Lemonade

June 1-30, 2016
Quench your thirst and help a great cause at the same time. This June, when you enjoy Chick-fil-A's Frosted Lemonade, they will donate $1.00 per drink to Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. This delicious treat is a wonderful blend of freshly-squeezed lemonade and ice cream! So stay cool this summer while also helping local children! Please visit any one of these Southwest Florida locations to make a difference: Pine Island Rd., Cypress Lake Dr., Colonial Blvd., Alico Rd., Estero, Naples Center, Port Charlotte and Coastland Center Mall.

 

 

 

Leadership High Prom

June 4, 2016
The Leadership Charlotte Class of 2016 is hosting a prom-themed fundraising event to benefit Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida, New Operation Cooper Street and AMI Kids Crossroads on Saturday, June 4 at the Charlotte County Fairgrounds. The event is open to the general public, but reservations are encouraged. Come enjoy dinner, dancing, entertainment and more for a great cause! Click HERE to learn more or to purchase your tickets today.

 

 

 

Designer Purse Bingo

June 16, 2016
Join us for this fantastic bingo event at Pinchers Crab Shack - Marina at Edison Ford (2360 W. 1st St.). Proceeds benefit the Comrie Cancer Foundation and the Regional Cancer Center. Come out for a chance to win purses from Coach, Michael Kors, Brahmin, Dooney & Bourke and more! The fun begins at 5:30 p.m. and tickets are just $45 per person. Buy your tickets HERE, email Patti.Chlipala@LeeMemorial.org or call (239) 343-6950 for more information.

 

 

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 JULY 2016
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No events currently scheduled for July.

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 AUGUST 2016

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Rumrunners Celebrity Chef Night

August 17, 2016
Join us at Rumrunners, South Florida's premier waterfront restaurant, and take in the tastes of fine cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs including Todd Johnson & Ralph Centalonza from Rumrunners, Norman Love from Norman Love Confections and other favorite local celebrity chefs. Proceeds benefit Barbara's Friends- Golisano Children's Hospital Cancer Fund. Tickets are $175 each. Click HERE for more information or call the Foundation at (239) 343-6950.

 

 

 

Skate for Hope

August 2016- TBD
Skating stars are coming out in full force to Estero/Fort Myers to support Skate for Hope at Germain Arena. Make plans to enjoy this wonderful event, with a portion of net proceeds donated to support children's cancer research at Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. Some of the finest skaters in the world, including Olympic and U.S. National medalists, will take to the ice and show off their spectacular moves and routines right here in Southwest Florida. For complete information and to purchase tickets online, visit THEIR WEBSITE today. Purchase your tickets early to ensure a great view of some of the best skaters in the world.

 

 

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 SEPTEMBER 2016

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Chick-fil-A Spirit Day

September 2016- TBD
Stop by Chick-fil-A at Cypress Lake Plaza (near Costco in Fort Myers) as they celebrate their 12th anniversary by hosting a Spirit Day honoring the memory of Wendy Kay Romeis, a former employee who lost her battle with cancer. 20% of proceeds raised that day will benefit Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. CLICK HERE for more information.

 

 

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 OCTOBER 2016

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Spirit of Children

October 1-31, 2016
From Venice down to Naples, enjoy a real treat when you purchase all of your Halloween costumes, decorations, party supplies and more at local Spirit Halloween stores. Through the Spirit of Children program, when you use this coupon you'll save 10% off your entire purchase and Spirit Halloween will match that amount with a donation to Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. Get in the Spirit - shop at one of the stores listed HERE, save money and help your very own Children's Hospital!

 

 

 

The Power of Pink

October 1-31, 2016
During the month of October, shop with #TangerPinkPower and save stylishly as often as you like! For only $5, purchase a Power Pink Card and receive 25% off any item at partipating stores at Tanger Outlets. Purchase of the Powerful Pink Card benefits the Regional Cancer Center's Navigator Program which assists cancer patients throughout their treatment. For a complete list of stores and more information, click HERE or visit TangerOutlets.com today.

 

 

 

Lexington Country Club 5K Run/Walk

October 2016- TBD
As the weather starts to cool down, consider helping us kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month by participating in the Lexington Cares 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Walk. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Regional Cancer Center's Breast Health Center. Registration includes a free shirt and race number. CLICK HERE for more information or email Patti.Chlipala@LeeMemorial.org or call (239) 343-6950.

 

 

 

Saks Designer Bingo to Beat Cancer

October 2016- TBD
Join us at Saks Fifth Avenue at Bell Tower Shops (13499 US 41) as they host a special Designer Purse Bingo to beat cancer. Proceeds provide support for patients at the Regional Cancer Center. Come out for a chance to take home a beautiful designer purse - including Kate Spade, Coach, Michael Kors, Brahmin and Dooney & Bourke along with other designer prizes donated by Saks. Doors open at 5pm with bingo beginning at 6pm. Tickets are only $45 and can be purchased HERE. Click HERE for more information or call (239) 343-6950. Can't take part in bingo, but still want to help? Then please consider joining Saks for their charity shopping weekend. A portion of sales will also help patients at the Regional Cancer Center.

 

 

 

CMAA Charity Classic & Gala

October 2016- TBD
Join fellow Barbara's Friends supporters for the 2016 CMAA Charity Classic & Gala hosted by Pelican's Nest Golf Club. Take part in this year's Charity Classic "Funraiser" and bid on fantastic silent and live auction items. The following morning, the fun continues with the Charity Classic Tournament at Kensington Golf & Country Club. All proceeds from the event support Barbara's Friends- Golisano Children's Hospital Cancer Fund. Sponsorships are available. For more information, visit www.cmaacharityclassic.com or click HERE.

 

 

 

Fancy's Halloween Bash

October 2016- TBD
Join Fancy's Southern Cafe (8890 Salrose Lane) from 5pm-12am for their Halloween Party complete with children and adult costume contests for exciting prizes and delicious food. Registration for the contests will take place at Fancy's the evening of the event. An outdoor stage will be setup for live music from 8-12pm. 10% of all proceeds from the event will benefit Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. Contact Sally Wilson at (239) 343-6057 or visit www.Facebook.com/FancysSouthernCafe for more information.

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 NOVEMBER 2016

 

SWFL M.O.T.M Pit Stop Party

November 2016 - TBD
Stop by The Paradise Tiki Hut in Cape Coral (1502 Miramar St) for the 5th Annual SWFL Meeting of the Minds Pit Stop Party. This fundraising party is aimed towards the thousands of Jimmy Buffett fans who are heading to Key West for the Annual Parrot Head convention. This day long music event kicks off at noon and all money raised will benefit Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. CLICK HERE for more information.

 

 

 

Beef 'O' Brady's Thursday Give Back

November 2016 - TBD
All Lee Memorial Health System employees are invited to stop by Beef 'O' Brady's (18911 S. Tamiami Trail) to receive 10% off their bill! As a thank you for coming in, Beef 'O' Brady's will then donate 10% of those sales to Golisano Children's Hospital of SWFL. Please present your badge, paystub or some form of identification to a Beef 'O' Brady's staff member to receive your discount. For more information, contact Louie Anton at (239) 454-9464.

 

 

 

Betty & Frank Bireley Ribbons & Blues Eventt

November 11, 2016
Are you ready to ROCK? Come as you are and live it up at the 7th Annual Betty & Frank Bireley "Rockin" Ribbons & Blues Event, held at MarineMax Fort Myers. Enjoy waterside music under the stars, food stations, cocktails, dancing, and a few other surprises at this uniquely fun event! Proceeds benefit the Regional Cancer Center. For more information, please call 239-343-6950 or click HERE.

 

 

  

Gulf Coast Showcase

November 2016 - TBD
Get ready to hit the hardwood as we tip off the third-annual Gulf Coast Showcase, an NCAA Division I men’s and women’s basketball tournament, at Germain Arena. A portion of event proceeds will benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. Come on out with your friends and family for some great hoops in support of our children’s hospital. It’s a slam dunk! For tickets and game schedules, please visit to www.gulfcoastshowcase.comm. If you’re interested in volunteering for this wonderful event, please email Mason at events2@bdglobalsports.com.

 

 

 

Subaru Share the Love

Subaru Share the Love November 2016 - January 2017
From November through January, Subaru of America, Inc. is once again “sharing the love” with Golisano Children’s Hospital of SWFL. For every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased at O’Brien Subaru of Fort Myers during this time period, Subaru will donate $250 to a charity of your choosing - which once again includes our children’s hospital! In 2015, Subaru donated over $13,000 locally and over $15 million nationally. We invite you to shop O’Brien Subaru this holiday season and help us keep kids close to home.

 

 

 

Mazda Drive for Good

November 2016 - January 2017
Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida is the local charity of choice for this year's Mazda Drive for Good™ Event.  During the annual campaign, when you test drive a Mazda at O’Brien Mazda in Fort Myers, Palm Mazda in Punta Gorda, or Naples Mazda they will pledge an hour of time to a worthy local cause. Buy or lease any new Mazda during the program and they will donate $150 to a select charity of your choice!

 

 

 

#GivingTuesday

November 29, 2016
On Tuesday, November 29th, a day of global giving - nestled amidst the excitement of Black Friday, cyber-Monday & holiday celebrations - we invite you to contemplate the good you can do by helping patients at Lee Memorial Health System. #GivingTuesday, the "opening day of the giving season," is a perfect time to reflect on the organizations you value and support them with a donation. Please participate, and help give life and hope this holiday season by clicking HERE.

 

 

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 DECEMBER 2016

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Zoomers Gives Back

Zoomers December 2016- TBD
Race on down to Zoomers Amusement Park this holiday season in support of Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. By purchasing a $25 gift card during the month of December, Zoomers will donate $5 from each sale to support the Children's Hospital. As a bonus, from 12/10 - 12/31/15 all LMHS employees - along with their family members - will receive a $5 discount on each park wristband by presenting their hospital ID badge at the ticket counter. For more information, please go to www.zoomersamusementpark.com. Happy Holidays!

 

 

 

GCH Charity Fashion Show, Luncheon & Auction

December 2016- TBD
Join more than 600 women for a preview of the latest fashions, lunch, and auction at the 6th annual Golisano Children's Hospital Charity Fashion Show, Luncheon & Auction at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point. Runway Table sponsorships are available for $1,500 each and include 10 seats, recognition in the program, and complimentary wine. Table captains may organize a Preferred Table of Ten for $1,000, or individual seats are available for $100 each. For more information, go to www.childrenshospitalgoal.org/events or contact event chairperson Pat Smart at 239-495-8295.

 

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Breakfast at Mel's

December 2016- TBD
Join us at any Mel's Diner location from 6:30-11:00AM for a yummy breakfast including 2 eggs, 2 pancakes, 2 pieces of bacon and a coffee or a small juice for only a $5 donation to the Helping Kids with Cancer Radiothon. Proceeds from that event benefit Barbara's Friends - Golisano Children's Hospital Cancer Fund. While you're there, become a Friend for $300 and you will receive a $100 Mel's Gift Card! For more information, please call the Foundation office at 239-343-6950 or click HERE.

 

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SWFL Hop Heads

SWFL Hop Heads December 2016- TBD
Southwest Florida Hop Heads has teamed up with local brewers this holiday season for their 1st annual toy drive to support Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. Hop on down to Point Ybel Brewing, Momentum Brewhouse, Cape Coral Brewing and Old Soul Brewing and drop off a new, unwrapped toy for a child in need. All those who participate in this event (21 & up) will enjoy a complimentary pint on the house. For more information, please email Ben Sisk or visit their Facebook page. Happy Holidays and Good Spirits!

 

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HaVen Toy Drive

HaVen Lounge December 2016- TBD
Sled on down to the Bell Tower courtyard (located in the Bell Tower Shops – Daniels Parkway & US 41 in Fort Myers) from 6:00 – 9:00p.m. to celebrate the HaVen Toy drive to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, sponsored by Cozza Investment Group.  This holiday event will feature carolers, live music, delicious hors d’oeuvres and fine spirits for all to enjoy.  This gala is open to the public for a small $10.00 donation (alcohol not included) which will benefit the Children’s Hospital.  So come on down and enjoy the festivities. For more information, please contact Elena Prieston at elena@thecozzateam.com.  Remember, Santa is watching!

 

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Helmet Wars: The Art Awakens

December 2016- TBD

In a galaxy far, far away over 50 acclaimed tattoo, comic and graphic artists will gather to showcase their talents by painting custom and sculpted Stormtrooper helmets to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. Jedi, Kelly Rogers, owner/operator of Gearhead Tattoo, Rack’Em Billiards, Howl Gallery and Ink Infusion Empire will be hosting this galactic art show at Rack’Em Billiards from 7p.m. – 12 a.m. This event will include a Star Wars memorabilia auction, costume contest, trivia, live entertainment and of course a viewing of the original Star Wars trilogy. Admission for this event will be a new, unwrapped toy for the Children’s Hospital or a cash donation. For more information, please click HERE or visit their website…and MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!

 

 

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 JANUARY 2017

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Designer Purse Bingo

January 2017- TBD
Join us for this fantastic bingo event hosted by Water City Grill in Cape Coral. Proceeds benefit patients at the Regional Cancer Center. Come out for a chance to win purses from Coach, Michael Kors, Brahmin, Dooney & Bourke and more! The fun begins at 5:30 p.m. and tickets are just $45 per person. Buy your tickets HERE, email Patti.Chlipala@LeeMemorial.org or call (239) 343-6950 for more information.

 

 

 

Estate, Income Tax & Financial Planning Seminar

January 2017- TBD
Lee Memorial Health System Foundation presents the 2016 Estate, Income Tax & Financial Planning Seminar as a community service for you to learn about changes in Federal tax laws, charitable planning, Florida legal documents, importance of Florida Homestead and financial planning for surviving spouses. The seminar will take place Friday, January 22 from 9:30 - 12 at Lexington Country Club (16257 Willowcrest Way). Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. Seating is limited; RSVP today to (239) 343-6950 or email Linda.Kelly@LeeMemorial.org.

 

 

 

An Evening of Southern Charm

January 2017- TBD
Join us at the pavilion at Buckingham Farms from 5:30 - 9:00pm for an evening of southern charm to benefit ALS patients and their caregivers through the Lee Memorial Health System ALS Clinic. Buckingham Farms, located in Fort Myers, Florida, is a 50+ acre hydroponic farm and country store that serves Southwest Florida with locally-grown vegetables and homemade food. The evening will include dinner (Farm-to-Table) from Buckingham Farms own hydroponic gardens, wine, acoustical music, a diamond champagne toast and silent auction with lighting under the large oak trees. Seating is limited. Click HERE to register or please call Duane Higgins at 239-343-6078.

 

 

 

Champions of Magic

January 2017- TBD
Don't miss out on a chance to be amazed by 3 award-winning magicians: Daniel Lusk, Joey Evans and Dana Hill as they present Champions of Magic! The magic happens at Broadway Palm Dinner Theater at 7pm. Best of all, proceeds from this event benefits Golisano Children's Hospital of SWFL. Tickets start at only $15 and can be purchased HERE. There are only 2 sections to choose from (view the seating chart HERE). For more information or to purchase tickets over the phone, please contact Jason Powella at (239) 343-6065.

 

 

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 FEBRUARY 2017

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7th Annual Pirate Fest

February 2017- TBD
Ahoy landlubbers, be sure to come out to the 7th Annual Pirate Fest & Pirates Ball at The Original Bert’s Bar & Seafood Grill in Matlacha and help patients who are battling breast cancer.  The event is sponsored by the “From Our Hearts” organization which generously donates dollars to our Regional Cancer Center so that local breast cancer patients can receive the lifesaving care they need and deserve.  Enjoy chance drawings, games, entertainment, drink specials, great food and more.  Those wearing pirate garb will also enjoy special contests.  Help make breast cancer care available to everyone by taking part.  Learn more by emailing Matey@Piratesball.com or visiting www.IslandPirateFest.com. See ye there, Matey!

 

 

 

Singing Valentines

February 2017- TBD
Want to do something out of the ordinary for that special lady or man in your life? Send them a singing valentine. It’s never too early to start planning for this great Valentine’s Day gift. For just $50 (slightly higher in some areas) a talented quartet from the Cape Chorale will come to the location of your choice, sing to your special someone and present them with a fresh rose and box of candy. A portion of funds raised will be donated to Pediatric Speech Therapy right here at Lee Memorial. Call 1-855-425-3631 to schedule your singing valentine today or schedule by clicking HERE. Make this Valentine’s Day one your sweetie will never forget!

 

 

 

42nd Annual Greek Fest- Naples

Greek Fest 2016  February 2017- TBD
Take time to smile and say OPA!  Come out to St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church (7100 Airport Pulling Road, N. at Orange Blossom in Naples) and enjoy a great time while supporting a fantastic cause – Barbara’s Friends – Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund.  A portion of proceeds from the event will be donated to help local kids receive treatment for cancer and life-threatening blood disorders.  Feast on great Greek food, authentic wine and delicious pastries.  Be sure to stop into the authentic Green Taverna or head over to the beverage tent to quench your thirst. Click HERE for complete details on this wonderful weekend or call the church at 239-591-3430 to learn more.

 

 

 

15th Annual "Helping Kids with Cancer" Radiothon & Breakfast at Mel's






February 2017- TBD
Please tune in to Cat Country 107.1 FM from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and make a pledge to the 15th annual “Helping Kids with Cancer” Radiothon supporting Barbara’s Friends – Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund. Along with the live broadcast on Cat Country, regular updates throughout the day on 95.3 FM, The River, will also help give kids a fighting chance to beat cancer and life threatening blood disorders. Patients, their families and special celebrity guests will all join forces on-air to share stories of hope and healing.

Mel’s Diner once again serves as major sponsor for the Radiothon which will be broadcast from the iHeartRadio Lounge in Fort Myers. Visit any Mel’s Diner location on Feb. 18 and enjoy a special breakfast for just a $5 donation with proceeds benefiting the Radiothon. Then, phone in your pledge and help make miracles happen for local children. Become a “Friend” for a donation of $300 and receive a $100 Mel’s Diner gift card as a thank you. Plan to tune in or listen online at www.catcountryonline.com.

Call 1-866-609-KIDS (5437) during the Radiothon or anytime to make your pledge. Visit www.LeeMemorial.org/go/Radiothon or call 239-343-6057 for details and sponsorship information.

 

 

 

Pelican Preserve Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show

February 2017- TBD
Stop by Pelican Preserve (10571 Veneto Dr.) as Corvettes on the Gulf and Pelican Preserve host their 7th Annual Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show 10am to 4pm. Proceeds from the event will benefit Golisano Children's Hospital of SWFL. There will be food, door prizes, drawings and more. Register today at www.premiumcarshows.com or call John Cira at (239) 561-8167.

 

 

 

14th Annual Barbara's Friends Charity Classic

February 2017- TBD
Join the wonderful folks at Lexington Country Club as they band together to help Barbara’s Friends – Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund – at this 14th annual charity golf classic. Guests will enjoy golf, a silent auction, lunch and much more. Call Lexington Country Club at 239-437-0404 for registration and sponsorship information.

 

 

 

Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf Classic

February 2017- TBD
Call today and reserve your spot to golf with the Minnesota Twins at Fiddlesticks Country Club as this charity event benefits patients at our Regional Cancer Center. Joe Mauer, Paul Molitor, Kent Hrbek, Bert Blyleven and Tony Oliva are just a few of the Twins celebrities who have graced past events. Get in the mood for fun the evening before at the Minnesota Mixer; admission is included with your golf registration or can be purchased separately. Terry Ryan, executive vice president and general manager of the Twins will host a question and answer session during the mixer. Enjoy great food and drink and the chance to place your bids on outstanding auction packages. To make reservations and learn more about great partnership opportunities, email TwinsGolf@LeeMemorial.org, click HERE or call Nicki McTeague of the Foundation Office at 343-6106.

 

 

 

Boston Red Sox Celebrity Golf Classic

February 2017- TBD
Golf alongside your favorite Red Sox players and other celebrities at the beautiful Forest Country Club as part of the Boston Red Sox Children’s Hospital Celebrity Classic golf tournament. Tournament proceeds will be matched by a generous hospital supporter and will help construct the new Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida building, set to open in early 2017. The night before “Wizard of Oz” themed Boston Tee Party, also at The Forest, will kick-off the fun and give all in attendance the chance to enjoy fantastic food and take home wonderful auction packages. Learn more and reserve your spot by emailing BostonGolf@LeeMemorial.org, calling Katy Martinez of the Foundation at 343-6076 or clicking HERE. This event is a sure sell-out, be sure to call or email today so you don’t miss out on your chance to take part in Southwest Florida’s most anticipated golf event.

 

 

 

Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

February 2017- TBD
Help provide lifesaving care for children treated at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida while enjoying the finest in wine and dining at the Southwest Florida Wine and Food Fest. Through this and prior year events, held in private homes and at the magnificent Miromar Lakes Beach Clubhouse, Southwest Florida Children’s Charities will have contributed $15 million to the children’s hospital’s capital campaign! To learn all you need to know about Southwest Florida’s premiere fund raising event, please visit www.swflwinefest.org, email info@swflwinefest.org or call 239-267-2638 for complete sponsorship and participation information.

 

 

 

42nd Annual Greek Festival- Fort Myers

February 2017- TBD
Go Greek for the weekend at the 42nd Annual Greek Fest at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church (8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, FL) and help local children as a portion of proceeds from the event will be donated to Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. Authentic Greek pastries and food will certainly be a highlight as will the dancing, carnival rides, arcade games and the marketplace featuring imported gifts from Greece. Don’t miss your chance to cool off at the Taverna and sample Greek wines and beers. There’s something for everyone, including a chance to win a new car or $25,000 cash! Call the church at 239-481-2099 or click HERE to learn how to get in on the fun. Come out and see why everyone is shouting OPA!

 

 

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 MARCH 2017

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Jersey Mike's Month of Giving

March 1 - 31, 2017
This March, Jersey Mike's Subs is joining forces with more than 120 local charities for the company's 7th Annual March "Month of Giving" fundraising campaign. This year, the Fort Myers, Bonita Springs and Port Charlotte locations have selected Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida to be the recipient of dollars raised! Throughout the month of March, guests are invited to stop by their local Jersey Mike's restaurant and make a donation. To date, over $8.3 million has been raised through this program! The campaign will culminate in the nationwide event, Jersey Mike's "Day of Giving" on Wednesday, March 29 when 100% of the day's sales are donated to help build America's newest children's hospital! Stop by any Fort Myers, Bonita Springs or Port Charlotte location and let them know you would like your purchase to benefit Golisano Children's Hospital. Together, we can provide a brighter future for Southwest Florida kids! Learn more.

 

 

 

Regional Cancer Center's Fashion Show

March 2017- TBD
Join us as the Regional Cancer Center hosts it's 10th annual fashion show and luncheon at Crown Plaza at the Bell Tower Shops. Lee Memorial Health System Foundation partners with Tanger Outlets to feature a fashion show along with exciting auctions and drawings! Enjoy the latests fashions presented by Tanger, House of Wu, Razzle Dazzle, Island Pursuit and more! Awards will also be presented to local advocates who have played a role in reshaping cancer care in our community. Click here to nominate someone who makes a difference. Tickets to the event are $50 each and can be purchased here. Table sponsorships are also available. For more information, email Patti.Chlipala@LeeMemorial.org or call (239) 343-6059.

 

 

 

Hooters to Hooters Half Marathon

March 2017- TBD
Come out and support pediatric cancer patients helped by Barbara's Friends - Golisano Children's Hospital Cancer Fund - at this annual event. Over 1,150 runners took park last year and this year's event promises to be even bigger and better. Enjoy this great run that takes you by some of our area's most scenic venues as Hooters and our good friends at the Fort Myers Track Club band together to help cancer patients receive the care they need and deserve. Visit www.hootershalfmarathon.com for complete details and to register today.

 

 

 

10th Annual Bonita Blues Festival

March 2017- TBD
Join Blues fans and enthusiasts for two-days of live music featuring national and regional blues bands. This annual event, held at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs, features local food vendors and after hours parties after the main event each day. A portion of the event proceeds support the Music Therapy Program at Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. For tickets and sponsorship information, go to www.BonitaBlues.com
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  GTLC Charity Golf Tournament

March 2017- TBD
Join fellow golf enthusiasts and Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida supporters at the beautiful Gateway Golf and Country Club. This four person best ball scramble tournament begins with lunch at 12:00 pm followed by a shotgun start at 1:30 pm. There is a barbeque dinner immediately following at Gateway Trinity Lutheran Church. The cost for golf starts at only $125/pp and includes 2 full meals, golf, a goody bag and prizes.  To learn more about this fun event, contact Russ Reynolds at (239) 410-9417 or RussellReynolds642@yahoo.com

 

 

 

Spring Run Charity Classic

March 2017- TBD
Once again our friends at Spring Run Golf Club in Estero are putting on a wonderful golf and social event with a portion of proceeds directed to help young cancer patients through Barbara's Friends- Golisano Children's Hospital Cancer Fund. Enjoy a shotgun scramble and incredible gala auction including a chance to win up to $15,000. Click HERE for full details or email Perry Camodeca, Event Chairman, for additional information at imbumps@msn.com. Come out and help the kids!

 

 

 

Fort Myers Seventh-Day Adventist Church Fun Run/Health Fair

March 2017- TBD
Lace up your sneakers and join us as we Run on a Mission for Nutrition! This high energy and family friendly fun run event benefits Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida’s Mission Nutrition program: an innovative, interactive program to teach children about eating healthier. In addition to the 5k/1m run, there will be many health fair booths sharing knowledge and raising awareness about healthy lifestyles! For more information, click HERE, visit www.fortmyerschurch.com  or email Pastor Javier Diaz at javierd21@gmail.com.

 

 

 

20th Annual Diamond Dinner

March 2017- TBD
Bring your family and join players and personnel from the Boston Red Sox for a fun-filled evening on the field at JetBlue Park! Enjoy fantastic food and drink from some of our area's finest restaurants, take a chance to win JetBlue Airways tickets and enter your bids to take home outstanding auction packages. Proceeds benefit Golisano Children's Hospital of SWFL. Adult tickets are available for $75 per person with children age 10 and under enjoying all the fun for only $35. Call (239) 343-6065 to purchase tickets or click HERE for complete information and to purchase your tickets online.

 

 

 

Madisen's Match

 
March 2017- TBD
Join us at the Landings Golf, Yacht and Tennis Club for Madisen's Match, a celebrity tennis event with proceeds directed to the Regional Cancer Center and Barbara's Friends - Golisano Children's Hospital Cancer Fund. Major tennis stars from across the globe will be out in full force to take part in this very special celebrity tennis event honoring Madisen Abramson, age 10, who has served as an inspiration to countless other cancer patients. Get full details by visiting www.madisensmatch.com or contact Duane Chaney at duanechaney@comcast.net or (239) 292-0322 for complete information. Come out, have a great time and save a life!

 

 

 

Luau of Life

March 2017- TBD
Come out to the 3rd Annual Luau of Life event at the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers. Event proceeds will help young patients served by Barbara's Friends - Golisano Children's Hospital Cancer Fund - and the Children's Oncology Group (COG). Partygoers will enjoy a wonderful evening of Polynesian and tropical fun including a delicious traditional menu. The event offers attendees all the best of Polynesia including traditional hula and fire dancing. A special stage production of Blue Hawaii, including a tribute to the King himself - Elvis Presley - will make the evening one that will not soon be forgotten. Sponsorships and tables are still available with individual ticket prices at $150 per person. Visit www.philantropical.org or e-mail bill@stars-etc.com or deshaggett@gmail.com for complete information and to register online. For information by phone, call Bill Haggett at (239) 699-8318. You may also purchase your tickets by clicking HERE.

 

 

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SanCap Cares 17th Annual Island Celebration

April 2017- TBD
SanCap Cares formed in 2000 when a group of island mothers, impressed by the care a local child received during a cancer treatment, banded together to help Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. Now in its 17th year, SanCap Cares continues to improve the quality of children's health care in Southwest Florida. The 17th Annual Island Celebration will take place at The Sanctuary Golf Club on Sanibel. To become a sponsor or for more information regarding the event, call (239) 472-2082 or visit SanCapCares.org

 

 

 

Designer Purse Bingo

April 2017- TBD
Join us for this fantastic bingo event hosted by Water City Grill in Cape Coral. Proceeds benefit patients at the Regional Cancer Center. Come out for a chance to win purses from Coach, Michael Kors, Brahmin, Dooney & Bourke and more! The fun begins at 5:30 p.m. and tickets are just $45 per person. Buy your tickets HERE, email Patti.Chlipala@LeeMemorial.org or call (239) 343-6950 for more information.

 

 

 

Chico's Patty Berg Memorial Golf Tournament

April 2017- TBD
Come out to Cypress Lake Country Club in Fort Myers and see 139 of the top aspiring Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) stars along with 12 of the top players from the Taiwan Ladies Professional Golf Association (TLPGA) compete as part of the Symetra Tour, Road to the LPGA. Plus, enjoy watching as members of the Legends Tour compete during the event as well. Proceeds from the tournament, generously sponsored by Chico’s, will benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. Come out and honor the legacy of Patty Berg while helping local kids receive the hospital care they need and deserve. For more information visit their website or contact Matt Hoover at 239-254-9770 or mhoover@wmgllc.com.

Organizers of the Tournament are also seeking passionate, enthusiastic volunteers to assist with this event. Opportunities range from marshalling on the course to assisting with real-time scoring. There is a $35 volunteer fee for which each volunteer will receive a Patty Berg Memorial shirt, hat, complimentary food and beverage during shift, parking and free access to the tournament. Visit their website and click on “Volunteer” for full details on this wonderful opportunity for the golf enthusiast.

 

 

 

Guardian Retirement Championship

April 2017- TBD
The Symetra Tour, Road to the LPGA, invites you to the Guardian Retirement Championship at Sara Bay. The top 144 aspiring LPGA Tour stars will compete for a $110,000 tournament purse with the winner earning $16,500. This year, proceeds from the tournament will directly benefit Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. Learn more HERE

 

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