List of Events

We have decided to cancel or postpone many of our events until May 31, 2020

What we’ve learned from the spread of COVID-19 in communities across the nation and abroad is that social distancing and reducing opportunities for person-to-person contact are among the most effective means of prevention. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state officials and others also recommend not holding or participating in large events.

Hope Grows

Proceeds support free cancer services

Thursday, May 7, 2020 *POSTPONED*

The Hope Grows fundraising luncheon is hosted by Spectrum Health Lakeland Foundation and the YMCA of Southwest Michigan. It was created to help support individuals recovering from cancer, those still fighting, and those at risk. Last year, the event raised more than $51,000 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.

Image of Run Walk Rock 2017 Participants

Run, Walk, and Rock

Proceeds support projects and services at Lory's Place

Saturday, May 16, 2020 *POSTPONED*

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 to register

Reflections Dinner and Auction 

Proceeds support projects and services at Lory's PlaceImage of people at the Refelctions Dinner and Auction

Friday, July 17, 2020

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. In 2019, this event raised more than $130,000. Learn more at

Hospice at Home Benefit

Proceeds benefit Hospice at Home and South Haven Area Hospice Foundation

Image of people at embracing hospice at home.

Wine and Beer Tasting
Saturday, August 1, 2020
The Nulty Bluff, 456 Monroe Boulevard, South Haven, MI

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 Lakeland HealthImage of Lakeland Health Foundation's Annual Gala

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.

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