Whatever your interest — sports, golf, shopping, fishing or fine food and wine, you’ll find terrific opportunity to mix and mingle with your community for a great cause. Our events also provide wonderful networking opportunities as they are attended by some of the most influential business leaders in our community.

Learn more about our upcoming special events below!

*Please note, if you have difficulty accessing a donation page, please call (239) 214-0898 for assistance.



April

Designer Purse Bingo

Designer Purse Bingo

April 6, 2017

It’s time for another exciting edition of Designer Purse Bingo, set for Thursday, Apr. 6 at Crowne Plaza (13051 Bell Tower Dr., Fort Myers). Proceeds from the event benefit patients who receive lifesaving care at the state-of-the-art Regional Cancer Center. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and 18 rounds of bingo with the chance to take home great designer purses by Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Dooney & Burke, Coach and more! This is a party you don’t want to miss. The fun begins at 5:30 pm and tickets are only $45 per person. Buy your tickets here or call Lee Health Foundation at (239) 214-0819.


SanCap Cares 17th Annual Island Celebration

 SanCap Cares 17th Annual Island Celebration

April 9, 2017

SanCap Cares formed in 2000 when a group of island mothers, impressed by the care a local child received during a cancer treatment, banded together to help Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. Now in its 17th year, SanCap Cares continues to improve the quality of children's health care in Southwest Florida. The 17th Annual Island Celebration will take place at The Sanctuary Golf Club on Sanibel. To become a sponsor or for more information regarding the event, call (239) 472-2082 or visit SanCapCares.org.

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May

8th Annual SPADA-thon

May 23, 2017

SPADA Salon & Day Spa will be hosting the 8th Annual SPADA-thon from which they hope to raise $27,000 to benefit PACE Center for Girls and help build the new Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. The day includes various spa services such as wet hair cuts, kid cuts, manicures, waxing, massages, etc., all for donations starting at $10. The rooms in the spa are also transformed into mini boutiques where various vendors will set up shop and supporters can purchase merchandise that will offer a percentage back. Also includes tarot card readings, a poker tournament, a DJ and catering. For more information, contact SPADA at (239) 482-1858 or click here.


Designer Purse Bingo

Designer Purse Bingo

May 24, 2017

Join in the excitement – and try your luck at winning a handbag - at this month’s Designer Purse Bingo, set for Wednesday, May 24 at Crowne Plaza (13051 Bell Tower Dr., Fort Myers). Proceeds from the event help offset chemotherapy costs for patients being treated at the Regional Cancer Center. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and 18 rounds of bingo with the chance to take home designer purses by Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Dooney & Burke, Coach and more! This is a party you don’t want to miss. The fun begins at 5:30 pm and tickets are only $45 per person. Buy your tickets here or call Lee Health Foundation at (239) 214-0819.

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June

There are currently no events scheduled for June 2017.

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July

There are currently no events scheduled for July 2017.

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August

Rumrunners Celebrity Chef Night

 Rumrunners Celebrity Chef Night

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Join us at Rumrunners, south Florida's premier waterfront restaurant, and take in the tastes of fine cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs including Todd Johnson & Ralph Centalonza from Rumrunners, Chef Harold Balink of Harold’s, Chef Brian Roland of Crave Culinaire, Chef Ryan Love of Norman Love Confections and many other well-known chefs from across Southwest Florida. Proceeds benefit Barbara's Friends- Golisano Children's Hospital Cancer Fund. Tickets are $175 each. Click here for more information or call (239) 214-0898.

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September

There are currently no events scheduled for September 2017.

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October

Spirit of Children

 Spirit of Children

October 1-31, 2017

From Venice down to Naples, enjoy a real treat when you purchase all of your Halloween costumes, decorations, party supplies and more at local Spirit Halloween stores. Through the Spirit of Children program, when you use this coupon you'll save 10% off your entire purchase and Spirit Halloween will match that amount with a donation to Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. Get in the Spirit, save money and help your very own Children's Hospital!


Lexington Country Club 5K Run/Walk

 Lexington Country Club 5K Run/Walk

October 7, 2017

As the weather starts to cool down, consider helping us kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month by participating in the Lexington Cares 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Walk at Lexington Country Club (16257 Willowcrest Way, Fort Myers). Proceeds from the event will benefit the Regional Cancer Center's Breast Health Center. Registration includes a free shirt, complimentary breakfast and race number. Register online. For more information call (239) 214-0898.


CMAA Charity Classic & Gala

CMAA Charity Classic & Gala

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Join fellow Barbara's Friends supporters for the 2017 CMAA Charity Classic & Gala hosted by Naples Yacht Club. Take part in this year's Charity Classic "Funraiser" and bid on fantastic silent and live auction items. The following morning, the fun continues with the Charity Classic Tournament at Wyndemere Country Club. All proceeds from the event support Barbara's Friends- Golisano Children's Hospital Cancer Fund. For more information, click here or visit www.cmaacharityclassic.com.

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November 2017

Betty & Frank Bireley Ribbons & Blues Event

Betty & Frank Bireley Ribbons & Blues Event

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Are you ready to ROCK? Come as you are and live it up at the 8th Annual Betty & Frank Bireley "Rockin" Ribbons & Blues Event. Enjoy waterside music under the stars, food stations, cocktails, dancing, and a few other surprises at this uniquely fun event! Proceeds benefit the Regional Cancer Center. For more information, please call (239) 214-0898 or click here.


Buckeyes Care Luncheon & Fashion Show

Buckeyes Care Luncheon & Fashion Show

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Sashay down the runway this fall in support of the Regional Cancer Center. This year, the Naples Buckeye Club will host their inaugural luncheon and fashion show at the Naples Hilton. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Cancer Center's Compassionate Care Grant. This fund provides need-based financial assistance to underserved populations in Southwest Florida who are diagnosed with cancer. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Sarah Smith at 239-992-8670, Anne Knouse at 239-325-8982 or click here.


Gulf Coast Showcase

Gulf Coast Showcase

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Get ready to hit the hardwood as we tip off the third-annual Gulf Coast Showcase, an NCAA Division I men’s and women’s basketball tournament, at Germain Arena. A portion of event proceeds will benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. Come on out with your friends and family for some great hoops in support of our children’s hospital. It’s a slam dunk! For tickets and game schedules, please visit to www.gulfcoastshowcase.com. If you’re interested in volunteering for this wonderful event, please email Mason at events2@bdglobalsports.com.


#GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday

November 28, 2017

On Tuesday, November 28th, a day of global giving - nestled amidst the excitement of Black Friday, cyber-Monday & holiday celebrations - we invite you to contemplate the good you can do by helping patients at Lee Health. #GivingTuesday, the "opening day of the giving season," is a perfect time to reflect on the organizations you value and support them with a donation. Please participate, and help give life and hope this holiday season by clicking here.

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GCH Charity Fashion Show, Luncheon & Auction

GCH Charity Fashion Show, Luncheon & Auction

December 8, 2017

Join more than 600 women for a preview of the latest fashions, lunch, and auction at the 7th annual Golisano Children's Hospital Charity Fashion Show, Luncheon & Auction at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point. Runway Table sponsorships are available for $1,500 each and include 10 seats, recognition in the program, and complimentary wine. Table captains may organize a Preferred Table of Ten for $1,000, or individual seats are available for $100 each. For more information, click here or contact event chairperson Pat Smart at 239-495-8295.


January

Corvette and Open Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show

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Corvette and Open Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show Stop by Six Bends Harley-Davidson (9501 Thunder Road, Fort Myers) as Corvettes on the Gulf and Six Bends host the 14th Annual Corvette and Open Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show 8am to 4pm on Sunday, January 8, 2017. Proceeds from the event will benefit Barbara’s Friends – Golisano Children’s Hospital’s Cancer Fund. There will be food, music, drawings and more. Register today at www.premiumcarshows.com or call (727) 321-1211. Click here for more information.


16th Annual "Helping Kids with Cancer" Radiothon

Cat Country 107.1

January 12, 2018

Tune in to Cat Country 107.1 FM from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and make a pledge to the 15th annual “Helping Kids with Cancer” Radiothon supporting Barbara’s Friends – Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund. 95.3 FM, The River will also updte listeners throughout the day. Patients, their families and special celebrity guests will all join forces on-air to share stories of hope and healing.

95.3 The River

Mel’s Diner once again serves as major sponsor for the Radiothon which will be broadcast from the iHeartRadio Lounge in Fort Myers. Visit any Mel’s Diner location and enjoy a special breakfast for just a $5 donation with proceeds benefiting the Radiothon. Then, phone in your pledge and help make miracles happen for local children. Become a “Friend” for a donation of $300 and receive a $100 Mel’s Diner gift card as a thank you. Plan to tune in or listen online at www.catcountryonline.com.

Mel's Diner

Call 1-866-609-KIDS (5437) during the Radiothon or anytime to make your pledge. Call (239) 214-0898 for details and sponsorship information.Click here for more information.


An Evening of Southern Charm

An Evening of Southern Charm

January 20, 2018

Join us at the pavilion at Buckingham Farms from 5:30 - 9:00pm for an evening of southern charm to benefit ALS patients and their caregivers through the Lee Health ALS Clinic. Buckingham Farms, located in Fort Myers, Florida, is a 50+ acre hydroponic farm and country store that serves Southwest Florida with locally-grown vegetables and homemade food. The evening will include dinner (Farm-to-Table) from Buckingham Farms own hydroponic gardens, wine, acoustical music, a diamond champagne toast and silent auction with lighting under the large oak trees. Seating is limited. Click here to register or please call (239) 214-0898.


Mazda Drive for Good™

 Mazda Drive for Good™

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Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida is the local charity of choice for this year's Mazda Drive for Good™ Event. During the annual campaign, when you test drive a Mazda at O’Brien Mazda in Fort Myers, Palm Mazda in Punta Gorda, or Naples Mazda they will pledge an hour of time to a worthy local cause. Buy or lease any new Mazda during the program and they will donate $150 to a select charity of your choice!


February

Singing Valentines

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Want to do something out of the ordinary for that special lady or man in your life? Send them a singing valentine. It’s never too early to start planning for this great Valentine’s Day gift. For just $60 (slightly higher in some areas) a talented quartet from the Gulf Coast Harmonizers will come to the location of your choice, sing to your special someone and present them with a fresh rose and box of candy. A portion of funds raised will be donated to Pediatric Speech Therapy right here at Lee Health. Call 1-855-425-3631 to schedule your singing valentine today or schedule by clicking here. Make this Valentine’s Day one your sweetie will never forget!


42nd Annual Greek Fest- Naples

 42nd Annual Greek Fest- Naples

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Take time to smile and say OPA! Come out to St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church (7100 Airport Pulling Road, N. at Orange Blossom in Naples) and enjoy a great time while supporting a fantastic cause – Barbara’s Friends – Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund. A portion of proceeds from the event will be donated to help local kids receive treatment for cancer and life-threatening blood disorders. Feast on great Greek food, authentic wine and delicious pastries. Be sure to stop into the authentic Green Taverna or head over to the beverage tent to quench your thirst. Click here for complete details on this wonderful weekend or call the church at 239-591-3430 to learn more.


Corvette and Open Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show

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Corvette and Open Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show Stop by Six Bends Harley-Davidson (9501 Thunder Road, Fort Myers) as Certified Signs, Corvettes on the Gulf and Six Bends host the 2nd Annual Corvette and Open Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show 8am to 3pm on Sunday, February 12, 2017. Proceeds from the event will benefit Barbara’s Friends – Golisano Children’s Hospital’s Cancer Fund. There will be food, music, door prizes, drawings and more. Register today at www.premiumcarshows.com or call (727) 321-1211. Click here for more information.


Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf Classic

 Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf Classic

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Call today and reserve your spot to golf with the Minnesota Twins at Fiddlesticks Country Club as this charity event benefits patients at our Regional Cancer Center. Joe Mauer, Paul Molitor, Kent Hrbek, Bert Blyleven and Tony Oliva are just a few of the Twins celebrities who have graced past events. Following golf, enjoy delicious food, mingle with the Twins and place your bid on some outstanding auction packages. To make reservations and learn more about great partnership opportunities, call (239) 214-0898 or click here.


Pelican Preserve Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show

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Stop by Pelican Preserve (10571 Veneto Dr., Fort Myers) as Corvettes on the Gulf and Pelican Preserve host their 6th Annual Corvette and Open Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show 9am to 4pm on Saturday, February 18, 2017. Proceeds from the event will benefit Barbara’s Friends – Golisano Children’s Hospital’s Cancer Fund. There will be food, door prizes, drawings and more. Register today at www.premiumcarshows.com or call John Cira at (239) 561-8167. Click here for more information.


Boston Red Sox Celebrity Golf Classic

 Boston Red Sox Celebrity Golf Classic

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Golf alongside your favorite Red Sox players and other celebrities at the beautiful Forest Country Club as part of the Boston Red Sox Children’s Hospital Celebrity Classic golf tournament. Tournament proceeds will be matched by a generous hospital supporter and will help construct the new Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida building, set to open in early 2017. The Boston Tee Party, held the night before at The Forest, will kick-off the fun and give all in attendance the chance to enjoy fantastic food and take home wonderful auction items. Learn more and reserve your spot by calling (239) 214-0898 or click here.


Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

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Help provide lifesaving care for children treated at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida while enjoying the finest in wine and dining at the Southwest Florida Wine and Food Fest. Through this and prior year events, held in private homes and at the magnificent Miromar Lakes Beach Clubhouse, Southwest Florida Children’s Charities will have contributed $15 million to the children’s hospital’s capital campaign! To learn all you need to know about Southwest Florida’s premiere fund raising event, please visit www.swflwinefest.org, email info@swflwinefest.org or call 239-267-2638 for complete sponsorship and participation information.


42nd Annual Greek Festival- Fort Myers

 42nd Annual Greek Festival- Fort Myers

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Go Greek for the weekend at the 42nd Annual Greek Fest at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church (8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, FL) and help local children as a portion of proceeds from the event will be donated to Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. Authentic Greek pastries and food will certainly be a highlight as will the dancing, carnival rides, arcade games and the marketplace featuring imported gifts from Greece. Don’t miss your chance to cool off at the Taverna and sample Greek wines and beers. There’s something for everyone, including a chance to win a new car or $25,000 cash! Call the church at 239-481-2099 or click here to learn how to get in on the fun. Come out and see why everyone is shouting OPA! Click here for more information.

14th Annual Barbara's Friends Charity Classic

14th Annual Barbara's Friends Charity Classic

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Join the wonderful folks at Lexington Country Club as they band together to help Barbara’s Friends – Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund – at this 14th annual charity golf classic. Guests will enjoy golf, a silent auction, lunch and much more. Click here for more information or call Lexington Country Club at 239-437-0404 to register.

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March

Regional Cancer Center's Fashion Show

Regional Cancer Center's Fashion Show

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Join us as the Regional Cancer Center hosts it's 11th annual fashion show and luncheon at Crown Plaza at the Bell Tower Shops. Lee Health Foundation partners with Tanger Outlets to feature a fashion show along with exciting auctions and drawings! Enjoy the latests fashions presented by Tanger, House of Wu, Razzle Dazzle, Island Pursuit and more! Awards will also be presented to local advocates who have played a role in reshaping cancer care in our community. Tickets to the event are $50 each and can be purchased here. Table sponsorships are also available. For more information call (239) 214-0898.


Hooters to Hooters Half Marathon

  Hooters to Hooters Half Marathon

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Come out and support pediatric cancer patients helped by Barbara's Friends - Golisano Children's Hospital Cancer Fund - at this annual event. Over 1,150 runners took park last year and this year's event promises to be even bigger and better. Enjoy this great run that takes you by some of our area's most scenic venues as Hooters and our good friends at the Fort Myers Track Club band together to help cancer patients receive the care they need and deserve. Visit www.hootershalfmarathon.com for complete details and to register today.


Kids' Minds Matter

 Kids' Minds Matter

March 7, 2018

An elegant evening at the historic Shangri-La Springs in Bonita Springs will be the backdrop to raise funds and awareness for Golisano Children’s Hospital’s new Behavior Health initiative. Guests and sponsors will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and dinner, music and entertainment by Night Train Band, and a Fund The Need Auction to show support. Reservations will be limited to 300 patrons, and sponsoring individuals and organizations will be recognized commensurate with their sponsorship level. For more information call (239) 214-0898 or click here.


Bonita Blues Festival

 10th Annual Bonita Blues Festival

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Join Blues fans and enthusiasts for two-days of live music featuring national and regional blues bands. This annual event, held at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs, features local food vendors and after hours parties after the main event each day. A portion of the event proceeds support the Music Therapy Program at Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. For tickets and sponsorship information, go to www.BonitaBlues.com.


Spring Run Charity Classic

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Once again our friends at Spring Run Golf Club in Estero are putting on a wonderful golf and social event with a portion of proceeds directed to help young cancer patients through Barbara's Friends- Golisano Children's Hospital Cancer Fund. Enjoy a shotgun scramble and incredible gala auction including a chance to win up to $15,000. Click here for full details or email Perry Camodeca, Event Chairman, for additional information at imbumps@msn.com. Come out and help the kids!


Fort Myers Seventh-Day Adventist Church Fun Run/Health Fair

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Lace up your sneakers and join us as we Run on a Mission for Nutrition! This high energy and family friendly fun run event benefits Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida’s Mission Nutrition program: an innovative, interactive program to teach children about eating healthier. In addition to the 5k/1m run, there will be many health fair booths sharing knowledge and raising awareness about healthy lifestyles! For more information visit www.fortmyerschurch.com or email Pastor Javier Diaz at javierd21@gmail.com.


Diamond Dinner

 20th Annual Diamond Dinner

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Bring your family and join players and personnel from the Boston Red Sox for a fun-filled evening on the field at JetBlue Park! Enjoy fantastic food and drink from some of our area's finest restaurants, take a chance to win JetBlue Airways tickets and enter your bids to take home outstanding auction packages. Proceeds benefit Golisano Children's Hospital of SWFL. Adult tickets are available for $75 per person with children age 10 and under enjoying all the fun for only $35. Call (239) 214-0898 to purchase tickets or click here for complete information and to purchase your tickets online.


GTLC Charity Golf Tournament

GTLC Charity Golf Tournament

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Join fellow golf enthusiasts and Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida supporters at the beautiful Gateway Golf and Country Club. This four person best ball scramble tournament begins with lunch at 12:00 pm followed by a shotgun start at 1:30 pm. There is a barbeque dinner immediately following at Gateway Trinity Lutheran Church. The cost for golf starts at only $125/pp and includes 2 full meals, golf, a goody bag and prizes. To learn more about this fun event, contact Russ Reynolds at (239) 410-9417 or RussellReynolds642@yahoo.com.


Madisen's Match

 Madisen's Match

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Join us at the Landings Golf, Yacht and Tennis Club for Madisen's Match, a celebrity tennis event with proceeds directed to the Regional Cancer Center and Barbara's Friends - Golisano Children's Hospital Cancer Fund. Major tennis stars from across the globe will be out in full force to take part in this very special celebrity tennis event honoring Madisen Abramson, age 10, who has served as an inspiration to countless other cancer patients. Get full details by visiting www.madisensmatch.com or contact Duane Chaney at duanechaney@comcast.net or (239) 292-0322 for complete information. Come out, have a great time and save a life!

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