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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 SEPTEMBER 2016

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Big Buoy Jet Boat Tours

July 1 - October 31, 2016
Looking for a fun way to support your community? Why not take a ride on the biggest jet boat in town! Big Buoy Jet Boat Tours will donate $10 from every ticket sold to Barbara's Friends - Golisano Children's Hospital's Cancer Fund. Enjoy a scenic thrill ride for a great cause! As an added bonus, all Lee Memorial Health System employees, volunteers and family members will receive a 20% discount on their tickets just by showing their LMHS ID badge at time of purchase. For more details and reservations, please visit www.jetboatfun.com or call 1-844-538-3861.

 

 

Heaven's Eye Photography Sessions

September 1 - November 30, 2016
Capture your family's most precious moments this fall and help support kids with cancer right here in Southwest Florida. Teresa Rivera, owner/operator of Heaven’s Eye Photography is graciously donating half of all money received for each photo session from September 1, 2016 through November 30, 2016 to Barbara’s Friends – Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund. For more information click here. To schedule a session please visit their website or call 239-896-5545.

 

 

 

Perfect Game Baseball Festival

September 4, 2016
Swing away this Labor Day weekend in support of Golisano Children’s Hospital. On September 4, 2016 at JetBlue Park, Perfect Game will host a one game exhibition showcasing 40 of the best 14 youth baseball players in the country. All proceeds from this event will benefit America’s newest children’s hospital right here in Southwest Florida.  For more information and tickets, please visit their website. See you at the ballpark!

 

 

 

Chick-fil-A Spirit Day

September 6, 2016
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.

 

 

 

Designer Purse Bingo

September 8, 2016
Join us for this fantastic bingo event at the Landing Yacht, Golf and Tennis Club (4420 Flagship Dr., Fort Myers). Proceeds benefit 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.

 

 

 

Ink Empire Tattoo Expo

September 9-11, 2016
Think Ink this fall in support of Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. September 9th – 11th, 2016, Addictive Ink will host the Ink Empire Tattoo Expo at Germain Arena in Estero, FL. The event will feature many locally and nationally renowned tattoo artists. To commemorate this event, the owners of Addictive Ink are graciously donating 50% of all proceeds from tattoo sales at their boutique to Golisano Children's Hospital. For more information please Click here or call (239) 275-4INK.

 

 

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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, save money and help your very own Children's Hospital!

 

 

 

Lexington Country Club 5K Run/Walk


October 1, 2016
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 at Lexington Country Club (16257 Willowcrest Way, Fort Myers). Proceeds from the event will benefit the Regional Cancer Center's Breast Health Center. Registration includes a free shirt, complimentary breakfast and race number. Register online. For more information, email Patti.Chlipala@LeeMemorial.org or call (239) 343-6950.

 

 

 

Designer Purse Bingo

October 6, 2016
Join us for this fantastic bingo event at Fathoms Restaurant & Bar (5785 Cape Harbour Dr., #106, Cape Coral). Proceeds benefit 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.

 

 

 

Catching for Kids

October 21, 2016
For the 3rd year in a row, Skanska Gates is hosting a fishing tournament to benefit Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. To date, the tournament has raised more than $150,000 to help offset the cost of building the only children's hospital between Tampa and Miami. The tournament takes place at the Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina on Friday, October 1 and includes awards and prizes for the top 3 teams. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.  For more information, click here or contact Bob Kramer at Bob.Kramer@Skanska.com.

 

 

 

CMAA Charity Classic & Gala

October 23 & 24, 2016
Join fellow Barbara's Friends supporters for the 2016 CMAA Charity Classic & Gala hosted by Naples Yacht 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 Wyndemere Country Club. All proceeds from the event support Barbara's Friends- Golisano Children's Hospital Cancer Fund. For more information, click here or visit www.cmaacharityclassic.com.

 

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 NOVEMBER 2016

 

Betty & Frank Bireley Ribbons & Blues Event

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.

 

 

  

Buckeyes Care Luncheon & Fashion Show

November 16, 2016
Sashay down the runway this fall in support of the Regional Cancer Center. On November 16, the Naples Buckeye Club will host their inaugural luncheon and fashion show at the Naples Hilton. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Cancer Center's Compassionate Care Grant. This fund provides need-based financial assistance to underserved populations in Southwest Florida who are diagnosed with cancer. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Sarah Smith at 239-992-8670, Anne Knouse at 239-325-8982 or click here.

 

 

 

Gulf Coast Showcase

November 21-27, 2016
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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GCH Charity Fashion Show, Luncheon & Auction

December 5, 2016
Join more than 600 women for a preview of the latest fashions, lunch, and auction at the 7th 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, click here or contact event chairperson Pat Smart at 239-495-8295.

 

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Breakfast at Mel's

Watch for the Dec. 2016 date
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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HaVen Toy Drive

HaVen Lounge Watch for the Dec. 2016 date
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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 JANUARY 2017

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An Evening of Southern Charm

January 21, 2017
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

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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

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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

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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  Watch for the 2017 date
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






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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. 95.3 FM, The River will also updte listeners throughout the day. 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 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 our website or call 239-343-6057 for details and sponsorship information.

 

 

 

Pelican Preserve Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show

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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

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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 16, 2017
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

Watch for the 2017 date
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 24-25, 2017
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

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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 1, 2017
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.

 

 

 

Kids' Minds Matter

March 7, 2017
An elegant evening at the historic Shangri-La Springs in Bonita Springs will be the backdrop to raise funds and awareness for Golisano Children’s Hospital’s new Behavior Health initiative. Guests and sponsors will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and dinner, music and entertainment by Night Train Band, and a Fund The Need Auction to show support. Reservations will be limited to 300 patrons, and sponsoring individuals and organizations will be recognized commensurate with their sponsorship level. For more information, contact Ali Levine at 239-343-6067 or Ali.Levine@LeeMemorial.org

 

 

 

Hooters to Hooters Half Marathon

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 31 - April 1, 2017
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

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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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 APRIL 2017

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SanCap Cares 17th Annual Island Celebration

April 9, 2017
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

 

 

 

Patty Berg Memorial Golf Tournament

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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 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

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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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 MAY 2017

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8th Annual SPADA-thon

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SPADA Salon & Day Spa will be hosting the 8th 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.

 

 

 

13th Annual Ryan McCleskey Redfish Challenge

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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 has a room named at Golisano Children's Hospital. 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 2017

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There are currently no events scheduled for June 2017.

 

 

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 JULY 2017
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 AUGUST 2017

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Rumrunners Celebrity Chef Night

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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, Chef Harold Balink of Harold’s, Chef Keith Meyers of Trabue, Chef Wilhelm Gahabka of Bay Colony Golf Club, Chef Brian Roland of Crave Culinaire and of course Chef Ryan Love providing the delectable desserts and confections crafted by Norman Love Confections. 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.

 

 

 

Health and Wellness 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk


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Race your way to a healthier you this summer by taking part in the Healthy Life Center's 5K Run & 1 Mile Fun Walk. Join us at Coconut Point Mall in Estero as proceeds benefit community health and wellness programs right here in Southwest Florida. Your participation in this inaugural event supports a variety of services to promote healthy lifestyles, early detection of disease and chronic disease management. For more information and race details, please visit www.endurancesportstiming.com or call Blaine Lindsey at 239-495-4475.

 

 

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