Lee Memorial Health Systems

Special Events

Whatever your interest — sports, golf, shopping, fishing or fine food and wine, you’ll fine 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.

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APRIL 2014

14th Annual Sanibel-Captiva Cares

April 6, 2014

Sanibel-Captiva 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 it's 14th year, Sanibel-Captiva Cares continues to improve the quality of children's health care in Southwest Florida. Please call 239-343-6950 to become a benefactor or patron of the arts. 

Designer Purse Bingo

April 9, 2014

Who doesn't need a new designer purse? Come out to The Landings Yacht, Golf and Tennis Club to enjoy an evening with friends and play bingo for your chance to win a handbags from designers such as Michael Kors, Coach, Dooney & Bourke and more! Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and games begin at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $40 with proceeds benefitting Lee Memorial Health System's Regional Cancer Center. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call Tommie Schott at 239-225-7518 or Florence Dawson at 239-689-8645.

Tee-ming Up Fore Kidz Golf Tournament

April 12, 2014

Tee up to support lifesaving children’s care in our community! Join us on Saturday, April 12, 2014 as Stock Development presents the Tee-ming Up Fore Kidz Golf Outing taking place at The Club at Olde Cypress in Naples, Florida. This four-person team scramble kicks off with a 1 o’clock shotgun start, and is followed by cocktails, dinner and entertainment. Individual golf starts at $200 and sponsorship opportunities are available! All proceeds from this event will be used to name a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Isolation Room in honor of Kayden Sellick, a former NICU Patient, in the new Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. Click here for more information about the event. To register today, click here, or contact Matt Sellick at 239-825-9499 or MSellick@StockDevelopment.com.

Outback Charity Give Back

April 21, 2014

Come out to the new South Naples Outback Steakhouse location – 9975 Triangle Boulevard, Naples, FL  34113 – on April 21 and help build the new Golisano Children’s Hospital.  Outback will be donating 50% of sales for the day – up to $5,000 – to Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.  Head out for lunch or dinner and be sure to mention you are at the South Naples Outback for the Charity Give Back event! Click here for full details about this charitable – and most delicious – way to help local children! 

Let's Move That Dirt

April 29, 2014

Join us Tuesday, April 29 at 10 am at HealthPark Medical Center (west side of hospital – 9981 S. HealthPark Drive) as we break ground for the new Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida and celebrate the hospital’s 20th Anniversary. Come out for these milestone events and enjoy light refreshments and a brief program. No need to RSVP but call 239-454-8725 with any questions or click here to view the invitation. See you there!


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MAY 2014

10th Annual Ryan McCleskey Redfish Challenge

May 24, 2014

Join us May 24 at Cape Harbour for a challenge for a great cause - saving the lives of children battling cancer. Proceeds benefit Barbara's Friends - Golisano Children's Hospital Cancer Fund in honor of Ryan McCleskey who lost his battle with cancer and was an avid fisherman. For more information call Kristin McCleskey at 239-699-7426 or visit www.ryansredfishchallenge.com.

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JUNE 2014

Combat Breast Cancer with the Miracle

June 7, 2014

The Fort Myers Miracle will be hosting the 4th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Night this summer to support Lee Memorial Health System's Regional Cancer Center. In addition to the game, the Miracle will host a silent auction to help raise funds for the mammogram fund at The Regional Cancer Center. For more information on how to get involved in this fun event, contact Terry Simon with the Fort Myers Miracle at 239-768-4210 or call the Foundation at 239-343-6950.

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JULY 2014

No events scheduled at this time.

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AUGUST 2014

Rumrunners Celebrity Chef Night

August 2014- TBD

Join us at Rumrunners, Southwest Florida's premier waterfront restaurant, and take in the tastes of fine cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs including Todd Johnson & Ralph Centalonza from Rumrunners, Fabrice Deletran from The Joint, Harold Balink of Cru, Brian Roland of Crave Culinaire and Norman Love from Norman Love Confections and other favorite local restaurants as we kick off the Cat Country "Helping Kids with Cancer" Radiothon. Call the Foundation at 239-343-6950 for more information.

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SEPTEMBER 2014

 

No events scheduled at this time.

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OCTOBER 2014

Cruising for a Cause

October 18, 2014

Looking to sail away? Join us for tjhe 3rd Annual Cruising for a Cause-- a 7 night Eastern Caribbean cruise sailing out of Miami to St. Maarten, San Juan and Great Stirrup. $100 from each stateroom booked through Concierge Cruises will go to Lee Memorial Health System's Regional Cancer Center. Staterooms start at $773.44 per person. To book your cruise today, call Concierge Cruises at 239-772-1840 or email ConciergeCruises@yahoo.com.

Lexington Cares

 

October 2014- TBD

Join us for a 5K Run/Walk on the golf course to benefit the Breast Health Center of the Regional Cancer Center. Race starts and finishes at the Lexington Country Club clubhouse at 16257 Willowcrest Way in Fort Myers. Awards will be given out after the event and results will also be posted! For more information, call Lexington at 239-437-0404.

2014 CMAA Charity Classic

October 2014- TBD

Join fellow Barbara's Friends supporters for the 2013 CMAA Charity Classic and Gala sponsored by D. Garrett Construction, Inc. and hosted by Shadow Wood Country Club. Feel the tropical magic at the Gala on Sunday, October 6 at 5:30 p.m. This festive evening will feature steel drums, stilt walkers and pirates along with a silent and live auction. The following morning on October 7, the fun continues with the Charity Classic Tournament. All proceeds from the event support Barbara's Friends - Golisano Children's Hospital Cancer Fund. To reserve your spot in the action today, click here or call Barbara Alderson at 239-444-2360.

 

Breakfast @ Saks- Kick-Off to 2013 Key to the Cure

October 2014- TBD

This event will be held at Saks Fifth Avenue at Bell Tower and will include breakfast provided by Cantina Laredo, Juice by Sun Harvest Citrus, coffee & muffins from Courtyard Café, 25 custom decorated tables by the Saks Breakfast Hostess Committee, a Saks Fifth Avenue Fall Preview Fashion Show, PRIVATE shopping time and special silent/live auction. Music provided by DJ Robert McDonald from New Beginnings Events! This is one event that you DON’T want to miss! Tickets are $50 ($35 for Impact Initiative members) and can be purchased by calling 239-343-6950 or by clicking here.

 

Breakfast at Saks is a kickoff to the Key to the Cure Charity Shopping Weekend. Saks Fifth Avenue Bell Tower Shops will donate 2% of sales to benefit women's cancer initiatives at Lee Memorial Health System's Regional Cancer Center in Fort Myers during the annual Key to the Cure Charity Shopping Weekend. For more information or to get involved please call 239-343-6076 or email Katy.Martinez@LeeMemorial.org.

 

 

Breakfast with the Blades

October 2014- TBD

The NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning affiliate Florida Everblades Team will make a very special appearance to the Southwest Florida Community at The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs. The event features a full hot breakfast, a meet and greet autograph session with the Florida Everblades and the opportunity to bid on some of the most exclusive auction items available, including hand-signed memorabilia from the worlds of sports and entertainment, tickets to top sporting events, gourmet dinners and trips and travel to some of the most desirable destinations in the country.

All donations/sponsorships will support Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. Tickets are $100 per person and $50 for children under 12. To purchase tickets now, click here. For more information, please call Jeannie Cummings at 239-343-6060.

Financial Planning Seminar

 

October 2014- TBD

Learn about the changes in federal tax laws, tax-saving strategies, the importance of Florida Homestead and more at this financial planning seminar from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The presenters will be Lowell Schoenfeld of Green, Schoenfeld, & Kyle, LLP; A. Scott White of Scott White Advisors; and Craig Folk of Miller, Helms & Folk, P.A. and will be at Gulf Coast Medical Center, in the Community Room. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 239-343-6950.

 

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NOVEMBER 2014

Four 4 Kids Golf Classic

November 2014- TBD

Tee off for a good cause! Join us as Wolf, Metzger & Maurillo Private Wealth Group of Wells Fargo Advisors present the Four 4 Kids Golf Classic taking place at Pelican Preserve Golf Club. With a 1 o'clock shotgun start, the playing field boasts a variety of excitement on the course which is sure to make it a memorable game! Single playing spots start at just $150 and sponsorship opportunities are available. To register today, click here or call the Foundation at 239-343-6950.

Renaissance 5K

November 2014- TBD

The Club at Renaissance will host their third annual 5k run/walk on to benefit Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida as part of the Breakfast with the Blades event. Registration starts at 7:00 a.m., with the race beginning at 8:00 a.m. Pre-registration costs are $30 for adults and $20 for children 18 and under. To register, call 239-561-4170.

4th Annual Stars Under the Stars Fashion Show

November 2014- TBD

Join us for the third annual Stars Under the Stars charity fashion show event at Brodeur Carvell Fine Apparel at the Bell Tower Shops. Preview the latest in fall, holiday and resort fashions, modeled by local celebrities with special guest Host Stacey Deffenbaugh of NBC-2. Limited VIP tickets are $100 and general admission tickets are available for $40. To purchase tickets, click here or call the Foundation at 239-343-6950.

Betty & Frank Bireley Ribbons & Blues Event

November 16, 2014

Join us for the Betty & Frank Bireley Ribbons & Blues Event, to benefit the Regional Cancer Center. This event will include food, music, silent & live auctions, and the opportunity to bid on items designed or painted by local artists. For more information, please call 239-343-6950.

5th Annual Children's Hospital Pelican Landing Golf Classic

November 2014- TBD

Join the Pelican's Nest Golf Club for the 5th Annual Children's Hospital Golf Classic.  Registration begins at 11:00 a.m., shotgun start at 12:30 p.m., and cocktails/silent auction/dinner at 6 p.m. Single entry is just $200, and sponsorships including golf and dinner packages begin at $1,000.  For more information, click here or contact event chairperson Larry McPherson at 239-992-8810.

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DECEMBER 2014

Golisano Children's Hospital Charity Fashion Show & Luncheon

December 2014- TBD

Join more than 600 women  for a preview of the latest fashions, lunch, and auction at the 5th annual Golisano Children's Hospital Charity Fashion Show, Luncheon & Auction in December 2014 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. Make a reservation or become a sponsor online  For more information, go to www.childrenshospitalgoal.org/events or contact event chairperson Pat Smart at 239-495-8295.

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JANUARY 2015

Southwest Florida Car & Motorcycle Show

January 2015- TBD

The annual Corvettes on the Gulf Car Show is growing.  Harley-Davidson of Ft. Myers will be this year’s host for an exciting display of new, old and classical cars and motorcycles.  There will be many fun things to do and see at this family event.  Funds raised from the car show supports Barbara’s Friends – Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund.  For more information call 239-343-6950.

South Florida Mud Run

January 2015- TBD

Get dirty for a good cause! Join us for the South Florida Mud Run- a three mile obstacle filled mud run. There are also half mile and one mile kids mud runs as well. All proceeds from this event support The Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. For more information, visit www.southfloridamudrun.com.

13th Annual Cat Country "Helping Kids with Cancer" Radiothon

 

January 2015- TBD

The 2015 "Helping Kids with Cancer" Radiothon will be broadcast live from the Clear Channel Live Lounge, 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Barbara's Friends - Golisano Children's Hospital Cancer Fund. To make a pledge on the day of Radiothon OR if you want to make a pledge in advance or receive more information call 1-866-609-KIDS (5437). For more information, please call the Foundation office at 239-343-6950. CLICK HERE TO PLEDGE NOW!

Financial Planning Seminar

 

January 2015- TBD

Learn about the changes in federal tax laws, tax-saving strategies, the importance of Florida Homestead and more at this financial planning seminar from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The presenters will be Lowell Schoenfeld of Green, Schoenfeld, & Kyle, LLP; A. Scott White of Scott White Advisors; and Craig Folk of Miller, Helms & Folk, P.A. and will be at Gulf Coast Medical Center, in the Community Room. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 239-343-6950.

Diamonds & Denim: An Evening of Southern Charm

January 2015- TBD

Join us at the brand new pavilion at Buckingham Farms 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. For more information, please call Duane Higgins at 239-343-6078.


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FEBRUARY 2015

Garden Party and Fashion Show

February 2015- TBD

Join us as Lee Memorial Health System's Regional Cancer Center hosts a garden party and fashion show at Harborside Event Center. Lee Memorial Health System Foundation partners with Tanger Outlets to feature a fashion show, luncheon, exciting auctions and drawings! Awards are presented to members of the community who have played a role in reshaping cancer care in our community. Tickets are $60 each. For more information, call the Foundation at 239-343-6950.

5th Annual Pirate Fest

February 2015- TBD

The 5th Annual Island Pirate Fest & Pirates Ball to benefit "From Our Hearts" will take place at The Original Bert’s Bar & Seafood Grill in Matlacha. The event features chance drawings, games, entertainment, food and drink specials, and contests for those in pirate garb. Funds raised through the auctions, drawings and games will benefit "From Our Hearts" a Pine Island Charity whose goal is to make breast cancer care available to everyone, not just those who can afford health insurance. For more information, email Matey@Piratesball.com or visit www.IslandPirateFest.com.

Singing Valentines

February 2015- TBD

Looking for the perfect - and most unique - Valentine's Day gift on the planet? Look no further. For your donation of $50 ($70 in outlying areas), a barbershop quartet from the Cape Chorale will come to your sweetie's workplace or residence and serenade them with love songs. The quartet will also present your sweetheart with a rose and candy treat!

 

A portion of proceeds from the Singing Valentines will be donated to support speech therapy activities at Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. Call 855-425-3631 to make reservations for a Valentine's treat that will be long remembered!

Minnesota Mixer

 

February 2015- TBD

Join us for the first ever Minnesota Mixer and help kickoff the 17th Annual Minnesota Twins Celebrity Classic.  This event, held at the prestigious Fiddlesticks Country Club in Fort Myers, will benefit the Regional Cancer Center.  The night’s festivities will include terrific food, drinks, silent and live auctions and special guests.  For registration and sponsorship information, call Ken Shoriak at 239-343-6053 or e-mail TwinsGolf@LeeMemorial.org. Click here to download the brochure for registration or click here to register online.

Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf Tournament

 

February 2015- TBD

Join star players from the Minnesota Twins as they hit the links for the 17th annual Minnesota Twins Celebrity Classic to benefit Lee Memorial Health System’s Regional Cancer Center.

Participants will enjoy lunch, dinner, on-course refreshments and the chance to join Minnesota Twins players on one of the most challenging and beautiful courses in our area. 

Sponsorship packages and foursomes are still available and offer something for everyone who has an interest in baseball and golf. Click here to register now or click here to download the brochure for registration.

For registration and sponsorship information, call Ken Shoriak at 239-343-6053 or e-mail TwinsGolf@LeeMemorial.org.

Boston Red Sox Tee Party

February 2015- TBD

Join Boston Red Sox players, major league greats and other sports celebrities at the Boston Tee Party - the kickoff to the Boston Red Sox Celebrity Classic. This event, held at the beautiful Forest Country Club, will benefit The Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida.

Click here to register or donate now! For registration and sponsorship information, call Katy Martinez at 239-343-6076 or e-mail BostonGolf@LeeMemorial.orgg.

Financial Planning Seminar

 

February 2015- TBD

Learn about the changes in federal tax laws, tax-saving strategies, the importance of Florida Homestead and more at this financial planning seminar from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The presenters will be Lowell Schoenfeld of Green, Schoenfeld, & Kyle, LLP; A. Scott White of Scott White Advisors; and Craig Folk of Miller, Helms & Folk, P.A. and will be at Gulf Coast Medical Center, in the Community Room. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 239-343-6950.

 

Skanksa Gates Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

Winefest

February 2015- TBD

A spectacular two-day event for wine enthusiasts who enjoy coming together each year to support The Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. Exquisite vintner dinners will take place in private homes from North Fort Myers to Naples, Bonita Springs to Captiva Island, followed the next day by a Grand Tasting & Auction beachside at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. For more information and tickets, please call 239-513-7990.

Pelican Preserve Corvettes on the Gulf Car Show

February 2015- TBD

Join Pelican Preserve and Corvettes on the Gulf, in partnership with Lee Memorial Health System Foundation, for a Car/Truck/Motorcycle show which will take place on at Pelican Preserve, 10571 Veneto Drive, Fort Myers, Fla. Live entertainment, food, door prizes and a chance drawing will highlight the day. Awards will be given out, including more than 50 Best of Show and more than 20 Best of Show and Club participation.

Proceeds from this event benefit Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. For more information or to register by phone call 727-547-8082.

Twins and Pins Bowling Tournament

February 2015- TBD

Lace up your bowling shoes and join us for fun at Gator Lanes in Fort Myers as your favorite Minnesota Twins players come out to "strike out cancer" for patients at Lee Memorial's Regional Cancer Center.

 

Team up with Twins players as you bowl your way to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes at this very special event.  Enjoy two games of bowling, a buffet, drawings and more!

 

Corporate and individual sponsorship opportunities, including priority selection of Twins team members, are available. Need more information or want to sign up? Call Ken Shoriak at 239-343-6053. Click here to download the brochure for registration or click here to register online. Email TwinsBowling@LeeMemorial.org for details.

12th Annual Barbara's Friends Charity Classic Presented by Lexington Country Club

February 2015- TBD

Join fellow Barbara's Friends supporters at Lexington Golf and Country Club for the 12th Annual Barbara's Friends Charity Classic. This event promises prizes, a silent auction, lunch buffet and cocktail extravaganza, with net proceeds benefiting Barbara's Friends- The Golisano Children's Hospital Cancer Fund. Please call 239-437-0404 for registration and sponsorship information.

FineMarkTour Players Tennis Classic

February 2015- TBD

Some of the worlds top touring tennis pros who have titled at Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, The French Open, and the Olympics will return to Southwest Florida at Bonita Bay Club to lend their swings in the fight against pediatric cancer for the Seventh Annual FineMark Tour Players Tennis Classic. The schedule includes a champions team match, a pro-am, a kids’ cup challenge, mini-clinics, and a gala dinner dance and auction. Proceeds from the event will support Barbara’s Friends and a new pediatric pharmacy which is planned in Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida 128-bed, 292,000 square foot expansion. Click here to purchase tickets. For more information call 239-343-6950 or go to www.tourplayerstennisclassic.com

40th Annual Greek Fest

February 2015- TBD

The Greek Fest offers something for the entire family. Enjoy authentic Greek food, drink, dancing, live music, rides, games and more at the annual Greek Festival sponsored by Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 8210 Cypress Lake Drive in Fort Myers. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. For more information, call the church at 731-5130.


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MARCH 2015

Hooter to Hooters Half Marathon

March 2015- TBD

The course begins at Hooters on Cleveland Ave. proceeds down Colonial onto McGregor Blvd. through the beautiful neighborhoods along the Caloosahatchee River, then continues through the downtown River District over the Edison Bridge and back.  It then proceeds to the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox spring training stadium, City of Palms Park and then continues south to the Edison Mall and to Hooters.  Part of the race proceeds will be donated to Barbara’s Friends – The Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund. For more information call 239-343-6950.

9th Annual Bonita Blues Festival

March 2015- 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.

Fort Myers Seventh-Day Adventist Church 5k/1m Fun Run

March 2015- TBD

Lace up your sneakers and join us as we Run on a Mission for Nutrition! This high energy and family friendly event benefits Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida’s Mission Nutrition: 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 on healthy lifestyles! For more information, email Pastor Javier Diaz at javierd21@gmail.com or visit http://fortmyerschurch.com/5khealthfair/.

18th Annual Diamond Dinner

March2015- TBD

Bring your family and join players and personnel from the Boston Red Sox for a fun-filled evening at JetBlue Park. Red Sox ball players will be taking part in our panel discussion and offer insight into the upcoming season. A sports memorabilia filled silent auction and dinner provided by Outback Steakhouse round out this exciting event. Proceeds benefit The Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. Click here to purchase tickets now. For more information, please call 239-343-6057. 

Madisen's Match

March 2015- TBD

Madisen's Match is back for its 7th Year. Join us as we bring together some of the world's best tennis players to raise money for adult and pediatric cancer programs here in Lee County. Net proceeds from the event go to support the Brain Tumor Navigator Program at the Regional Cancer Center and Barbara's Friends - Golisano Children's Hospital Cancer Fund. For more information on this event, please visit www.madisensmatch.com.

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