List of Events


Hope Grows

Proceeds support free cancer screening services

Thursday, May 4, 2017
Niles-Buchanan YMCA

The Hope Grows fundraising luncheon is hosted by the Lakeland Health Foundation, Niles 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 the Marie Yeager Cancer Center of Lakeland and the LIVESTRONG® program at the YMCA. Click here to register.

Special Keynote Speaker - Paqui Kelly


Run, Walk, and Rock for Lory's Place

Proceeds support projects and services at Lory's Place

Saturday, May 20, 2017

This 5K Run/Walk (or rock!) is literally fun for all ages! Last 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. Click here to register

Gordon Knutson Memorial Golf Tournament

Proceeds support projects and services at Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet

Friday, June 23, 2017
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club

The Gordon Knutson Memorial Golf Tournament is a fundraising event sponsored by the Community Hospital Foundation, Watervliet with proceeds from the event supporting projects and services at Lakeland Health, Watervliet. The event features 18 holes of golf, food, prizes, logo'd golf glove, swag bag and plenty of fun! 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.

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 Place

Friday, July 21, 2017
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. Learn more at

Embracing Hospice at Home

Proceeds benefit Hospice at Home and South Haven Area Hospice Foundation

Saturday, August 5, 2017
Bluff of South Beach - Dan/Mary Nulty 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. Click here for more information.

Taste Sensation 

Proceeds benefit the Merlin and Carolyn Hanson Hospice Center

Friday, October 6, 2017

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 its 2015 inaugural debut, over 200 guests participated by voting for their favorite celebrity chef which raised over $50,000. Click here to register.



Lakeland Health Foundation's Annual Gala

Proceeds support major campaigns at Lakeland Health

Saturday, November 11, 2017
Lake Michigan College Mendel Center

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.

Your generosity can make a difference.