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.



Lisette L Montreal Trunk Show

  February 4 & 5, 2016
Heading to the islands?  Be sure to stop by Peach Republic (2075 Periwinkle Way, STE 16, Sanibel, FL) on Thursday, Feb. 4 and Friday, Feb. 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for an exclusive Lisette L Montreal Trunk Show.  Take advantage of great deals with a portion of proceeds being donated to help young patients at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.   Click HERE for details or call Patti Chlipala at (239) 343-6059.




Sandpiper Clothiers Trunk Show

February 11-12, 2016
Try on a pair of pants and help raise money for America's newest children's hospital. On February 11-12, Sandpiper Clothiers will donate $1.00 to Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida for every person who tries on a pair of Lisette L designer women's pants. In addition, the manufacturer has graciously agreed to match that donation for all those who participate in this event. So come on down to Sandpiper Clothiers, located in Marco Island and Naples, and help make a difference. For more information or store locations, visit www.sandpiperclothiers.com.




6th Annual Pirate Fest

February 12-13, 2016
Ahoy landlubbers, be sure to come out to the 6th Annual Pirate Fest & Pirates Ball on Friday, Feb. 12 and Saturday, Feb. 13 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 12-14, 2016
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. Valentines will be delivered on Feb. 12, 13 and 14. Call 1-855-425-3631 to schedule your singing valentine today or schedule by clicking HERE. Sign-up by Feb. 1 and enjoy a $5 discount. Make this Valentine’s Day one your sweetie will never forget!




41st Annual Greek Fest- Naples

Greek Fest 2016  February 12-14, 2016
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) from Feb. 12 to Feb. 14 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.




EO Burgers VIP Grand Opening

February 16, 2016
As a special guest of Lee Memorial Health System Foundation, please join us on Tuesday, February 16 for EO Burgers VIP Grand Opening from 5pm-10pm! EO Burgers is the newest restaurant to join the Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers (13499 S. Cleveland Ave., Ste 245). Come sample "EXTRAORDINARY burgers made from all natural, 100% USDA Prime beef" while also enjoying house-select beer and wine for a good cause. Tickets are only $45 per person and can be purchased by calling the LMHS Foundation at (239) 343-6950 or ONLINE. Please join us, and EO Burgers, for delicious food at this exclusive event as we raise money for local patients.




14th Annual "Helping Kids with Cancer" Radiothon & Breakfast at Mel's

February  18, 2016
Please tune in to Cat Country 107.1 FM from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and make a pledge to the 14th 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.




13th Annual Barbara's Friends Charity Classic

February 21, 2016
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 13th 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 24 & 25, 2016
Call today and reserve your spot to golf with the Minnesota Twins on Thursday, Feb. 25 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 on Feb. 24; 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 25 & 26, 2016
Golf alongside your favorite Red Sox players and other celebrities at the beautiful Forest Country Club on Friday, Feb. 26 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 on Feb. 25, 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 26 & 27, 2016
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 – set for Feb. 26 & 27. 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.




41st Annual Greek Festival- Fort Myers

February 26-28, 2016
Go Greek for the weekend at the 41st Annual Greek Fest set for Feb. 26-28 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 2016


Jersey Mike's Month of Giving

March 1 - 31, 2016
This March, Jersey Mike's Subs is joining forces with more than 120 local charities for the company's 6th 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 30 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. Don't forget to check out their weekly specials which include money off a sub, free chips and a drink and more! Together, we can provide a brighter future for Southwest Florida kids!




Regional Cancer Center's Fashion Show

March 2, 2016
Join us as the Regional Cancer Center hosts it's 9th 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 6, 2016
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.




9th Annual Bonita Blues Festival

March 11-12, 2016
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




  Wild About Kids at NGALA

March 12, 2016
Don’t miss a chance to partake in this once-in-a-lifetime experience at our Wild About Kids event. Held at one of Southwest Florida’s best kept secrets, NGALA Private Reserve, this event will transport you on a grand safari adventure with lush tropical gardens as well as magnificent, rare, and exotic creatures such as giraffe, camel, zebra, leopard, chimpanzee, alligators and an actual Florida Panther. Proceeds from this exclusive event benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital. Sponsorships are still available. To learn more about this exciting opportunity, click HERE or please contact Melissa Cunningham at (239) 343-6071 or Melissa.Cunningham@LeeMemorial.org. Interested in taking part? Sign up today HERE.




  GTLC Charity Golf Tournament

March 12, 2016
Join fellow golf enthusiasts and Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida supporters at the beautiful Gateway Golf and Country Club on Saturday, March 12. 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 12, 2016
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 13, 2016
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, visit www.fortmyerschurch.com/5khealthfair2/  or email Pastor Javier Diaz at javierd21@gmail.com.




19th Annual Diamond Dinner

March 14, 2016
Galeana Family of Dealerships is proud to serve as major sponsor for the Diamond Dinner benefiting Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida's capital campaign. Come on out and enjoy this fantastic evening on the field at JetBlue Park and meet your favorite Red Sox players, 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. Adult tickets are available for $75 per person with children age 10 and under enjoying all the fun for $35. Call (239) 343-6065 to purchase tickets or click
HERE for complete information and to purchase your tickets online.




Madisen's Match

March 18 & 19, 2016
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 19, 2016
Come out to the 2nd 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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 APRIL 2016


SanCap Cares 16th Annual Island Celebration

April 3, 2016
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 16th year, SanCap Cares continues to improve the quality of children's health care in Southwest Florida. The 16th 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




Swing for a Cure

April 4, 2016
The Colony Golf & Country Club invite you to enjoy a memorable day of golf, lunch, contests, and prizes for a worthwhile charity- Regional Cancer Center's Research Fund at Lee Memorial Health System. Members are invited to bring a guest to make a two-some, or three guests to round out a foursome. $20 of each registration will be a tax-deductible gift for the charity. To register, call the Golf Professional Staff at (239) 390-4710.



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 MAY 2016


7th Annual SPADA-thon

May 2016- TBD
SPADA Salon & Day Spa will be hosting the 7th Annual SPADA-thon from which they hope to raise $30,000 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 $5. 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, chakra balancing, a DJ and catering. For more information, contact SPADA at (239) 482-1858 or click HERE.




12th Annual Ryan McCleskey Redfish Challenge

May 2016- TBD
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 Kristin McCleskey at (239) 699-7426 or visit www.ryansredfishchallenge.com.



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 JUNE 2016


No events currently scheduled for June 2016.



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 JULY 2016


David Lee Root, Jr. Memorial Fishing Tournament

July 2016- TBD
Please join us for the David Lee Root, Jr. Memorial Fishing Tournament at D&D Marina. The cost is only $65 per angler ($25 for 12 and under). We are honored to team up, once again, with David & Debbie Root to honor the memory of their son and raise financial support for our community's Level II Trauma Center at Lee Memorial Hospital. This is a catch, photo and release tournament. The competition is for the largest Redfish, Snook and Trout. Cash prizes will be awarded! Click HERE to learn more or call Jason Powella at (239) 343-6065.




Summer of Hooters and Harley

July - September 2016
Six Bends Harley-Davidson in partnership with Naples Harley-Davison and local Hooters restaurants invites you to enjoy the Summer of Hooters and Harley, a fund raising promotion to help pediatric cancer patients at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. The event supports Barbara’s Friends through the very special “Grace for Chase” initiative. Customers will enjoy great food, giveaways, plus a guaranteed motorcycle giveaway! Come out and have a great time. Click HERE to learn how you can join Hooters and Harley-Davidson to support lifesaving care at Golisano Children’s Hospital.


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 AUGUST 2016


Rumrunners Celebrity Chef Night

August 2016- TBD
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, Harold Balink of Cru, 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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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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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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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 2016 - TBD
Wear your Hollywood Glitz & Glam at the 7th Annual Betty & Frank Bireley Ribbons & Blues Event at The Landings Yacht, Golf & Tennis Club in Fort Myers. Lee Memorial's Regional Cancer Center is the beneficiary of event proceeds. Enjoy great music, dinner, dancing and much more for just $125 per person. For more information, please call 239-343-6950 or click HEREE.




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!



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#GivingTuesdayLMHS December 6, 2016
On Tuesday, December 6th, 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.




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.




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.




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!




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!




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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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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