List of Events


Hope Grows

Proceeds support free cancer services

Thursday, May 2, 2019
YMCA of Southwest Michigan

The Hope Grows fundraising luncheon is hosted by the Lakeland Health Foundations and the YMCA of Southwest Michigan. It was created to help support individuals recovering from cancer, those still fighting, and those at risk. This year, the event raised more than $58,000 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. Click here for more information.


Image of Run Walk Rock 2017 Participants

Run, Walk, and Rock

Proceeds support projects and services at Lory's Place

Saturday, May 18, 2019

This 5K Run/Walk (or rock!) is literally fun for all ages! This year's race had 1,250 participants and raised $62,000. 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

Gordon Knutson Memorial Golf Tournament

Proceeds support projects and services at Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet

Friday, June 21, 2019
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club

The Gordon Knutson Memorial Golf Tournament is a fundraising event sponsored by the Community Hospital Foundation, Watervliet. The event features 18 holes of golf, food, prizes, swag bag and plenty of fun!

A variety of event sponsorships are available for you and your business to provide additional visibility throughout our communities. 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, August 23, 2019
Shadowland Ballroom

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 2018 this event raised more than $140,000. Learn more at

Embracing Hospice at Home

Proceeds benefit Hospice at Home and South Haven Area Hospice Foundation

Image of people at embracing hospice at home.

Saturday, August 3, 2019
Bluff of South Beach - Dan & Mary Nulty's Home

Hospice at Home holds its annual Wine & Beer Tasting event each summer on the majestic grounds of Dan and Mary Nulty's home on the bluff of South Beach in South Haven. With the generosity of many local wineries and breweries, fine wines and specialty beers are available to taste. Enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres, live music and a silent art auction and raffle too. In 2018, nearly $59,000 was raised at the event. Click here for more information.

Taste Sensation 

Proceeds benefit the Merlin and Carolyn Hanson Hospice Center

Image of Merlin and Carolyn Hanson at Taste Sensation

Friday, October 4, 2019
LakeHouse Restaurant & Bar

Great food, great friends, great cause - and a great way to support the Hanson Hospice Center at this culinary cook off. It's a cook off with VIP's from the community paired with well-known master Chefs from some of the best restaurants in our area as they whip up dishes to whet the appetites of the host Judges.

Along with the fast-paced cooking competition, enjoy food, drinks, and bid on auction items. In 2017 over 200 guests participated by voting for their favorite celebrity chef which raised $160,000. Click here to learn more.

Annual Gala

Proceeds support major campaigns at Lakeland HealthImage of Lakeland Health Foundation's Annual Gala

Saturday, November 9, 2019
Lakeland Medical Center Pavilion

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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