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List of Events


Hope Grows

Proceeds support free cancer services

Luncheon postponed until 2022
Cancer services have still continued throughout the pandemic. Please consider supporting Hope Grows through memberships and donations. Click here to make a donation. 

The Hope Grows fundraising luncheon is hosted by Spectrum Health Lakeland Foundation and the YMCA of Greater Michiana. It was created to help support individuals recovering from cancer, those still fighting, and those at risk. Over the years, this event has raised more than $277,743 to help patients in our community receive free cancer services at the Marie Yeager Cancer Center of Lakeland and support from the LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA program. Click here for more information.


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Run, Walk, and Rock

Proceeds support projects and services at Lory's Place

Saturday, May 15, 2021

This 5K Run/Walk (or rock!) is literally fun for all ages! Lory's Place is a grief healing and education center for children and families and this fundraiser helps to provide programs and services at no cost. Click here for more information. 


Reflections Dinner and Auction 

Proceeds support projects and services at Lory's Place

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Friday, July 16, 2021

Outreach programs and community education initiatives raise awareness of the impact of grief in the lives of both children and adults. Peer support groups at Lory's Place as well as 30 local schools are made possible from fundraising activities such as this. Learn more about Reflections here. 


Embracing Hospice at Home

Proceeds benefit Hospice at Home and South Haven Area Hospice Foundation

Image of people at embracing hospice at home.

The event features local wineries and breweries, heavy hors d’oeuvres, live music and an engaging fund a day of hospice experience.  In 2019, 169 days of hospice care ($29,575.00) was raised helping the benefit total reach $102,575. Click here for more information.


Annual Gala

Proceeds support major campaigns at Spectrum Health Lakeland

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The annual Gala is a much-anticipated event featuring themed decor, live entertainment, and fine dining for over 300 people. Each year, the gala raises more than $100,000 to support major campaigns that benefit the community. Click here for more information.


**Please note that all event information is subject to change due to COVID-19 and CDC guidelines. 

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