Events & Activities


Hope Grows
Proceeds support free cancer screening services

May 2015

The Hope Grows fundraising luncheon is hosted by the Lakeland Health Foundation of Niles/Buchanan and the Niles-Buchanan YMCA. It was created to help support individuals recovering from cancer, those still fighting, and those at risk. Proceeds support FREE cancer screening services at Lakeland and LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA.

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Run, Walk, and Rock for Lory's Place
Proceeds support projects and services at Lory's Place

May 16, 2015

This 5K Run/Walk (or rock!) is literally fun for all ages! This year's race had 1,331 participants and raised over $48,000. 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. Learn more at


Castles & Cottages Tour of Homes
Proceeds support projects and services at Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet

The 2014 event has been cancelled.
June 2016

Enjoy a summer day on Paw Paw Lake while supporting the Community Health Foundation of Watervliet. Participants are ferryied to unique lakefront homes from the Paw Paw Lake Yacht Club by pontoon boats. (Maps are available for those who want to travel by car.)


Gordon Knutson Memorial Golf Tournament
Proceeds support projects and services at Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet

June or July 2015

This event features 18 holes of golf, a steak dinner, and a raffle. The tournament is named after Gordon Knutson, who was both an enthusiastic supporter of the Hospital Foundation and an avid golfer. This event is a tribute to both of his interests.


Hospice at Home Wine & Beer Tasting Benefit 
Proceeds benefit Hospice at Home and South Haven Area Hospice Foundation

August 2015

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.

Reflections Dinner and Auction 
Proceeds support Lory's Place

Friday, August 15, 2014

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 at

Proceeds support projects and services at Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet

Saturday, October 11, 2014 – 6 to 9 pm
Arclight Brewing Company

The Foundation of Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet invites you to the new Arclight Brewing Company for an Octoberfest fundraiser. Be sure to enter the raffle for a chance to win 2 round trip tickets to Munich Oktoberfest 2015. Food is included in the ticket price. Cash bar.

Learn more and get tickets.

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Lakeland Health Foundations Annual Gala
Proceeds support major campaigns at Lakeland HealthCare

Saturday, November 8, 2014 – 6 pm
The Inn at Harbor Shores, St. Joseph

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 $50,000 to support major campaigns that benefit the community.

This years theme is "A Night of da Vinci Masterpieces" and will benefit minimally invasive robotic surgery.

Learn more and get tickets.


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St. Joseph, MI 49085

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Road Benton Harbor, MI 49022

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