Lee Memorial Health Systems

Special Events

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 special events below!

 

DECEMBER 2014

VIPER 4 KIDS AUCTION at Galeana Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

December 10, 2014
Galeana Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Fort Myers Dealership will be auctioning off a brand new Viper with an MSRP of $129,000 to benefit Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida! The Viper will have NO RESERVE and will be sold to the highest bidder.
The absolute auction of the Viper will take place on December 10 at the Galeana dealership on US 41 and 100% of Viper selling price will be donated to Golisano Children's Hospital as part of a sponsorship for the 2015 Boston Red Sox Diamond Dinner event to be held at JetBlue Park in mid-March. General Manager Al McClain, who has attended past events, approached Galeana Family about wanting to do something different and special to help the kids of Southwest Florida while at the same time getting the community together to participate in the auction for a great cause. To RSVP to attend the auction or for more information, contact Teresa Lynn, Marketing Galeana Motors at (239) 437-8000 ext 2014 or
marketing@galeanafl.com.

  

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Golisano Children's Hospital Charity Fashion Show & Luncheon

December 12, 2014
Join more than 600 women for a preview of the latest fashions, lunch, and auction at the 5th annual Golisano Children's Hospital Charity Fashion Show, Luncheon & Auction on December 12, 2014 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. Make a reservation or become a sponsor online  For more information, go to www.childrenshospitalgoal.org/events or contact event chairperson Pat Smart at 239-495-8295.

 

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JANUARY 2015

Designer Purse Bingo

January 29, 2014
Mark Thursday, January 29 on your calendar NOW and join us for a fun evening of Designer Purse Bingo at the Cape Coral Italian-American Club. Proceeds benefit the Regional Cancer Center. Tickets will go on sale beginning 10/30/14 or email Patti.Chlipala@LeeMemorial.org for more information.
 

 

  

 

  

Financial Planning Seminar

January 16, 2015
Learn about the changes in federal tax laws, tax-saving strategies, the importance of Florida Homestead and more at this financial planning seminar from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The presenters will be Mary Beth Crawford of Cummings & Lockwood; A. Scott White of Scott White Advisors; and Craig Folk of Miller, Helms & Folk, P.A. and will be at Gulf Coast Medical Center, in the Community Room. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 239-343-6950.

  

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13th Annual Cat Country "Helping Kids with Cancer" Radiothon

January 16, 2015
The 2015 "Helping Kids with Cancer" Radiothon will be broadcast live from the Clear Channel Live Lounge, 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Barbara's Friends - Golisano Children's Hospital Cancer Fund. To make a pledge on the day of Radiothon OR if you want to make a pledge in advance or receive more information call 1-866-609-KIDS (5437). For more information, please call the Foundation office at 239-343-6950. CLICK HERE TO PLEDGE NOW!

  

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Diamonds & Denim: An Evening of Southern Charm

January 24, 2015
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 Memorial Health System 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. Purchase your tickete HERE today. Click HERE for more information or please call Duane Higgins at 239-343-6078.

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FEBRUARY 2015

5th Annual Pirate Fest

February 6-8, 2015
The 5th Annual Island Pirate Fest & Pirates Ball to benefit "From Our Hearts" will take place at The Original Bert’s Bar & Seafood Grill in Matlacha. The event features chance drawings, games, entertainment, food and drink specials, and contests for those in pirate garb. Funds raised through the auctions, drawings and games will benefit "From Our Hearts" a Pine Island Charity whose goal is to make breast cancer care available to everyone, not just those who can afford health insurance. For more information, email Matey@Piratesball.com or visit www.IslandPirateFest.com.

  

 

  

Designer Purse Bingo

February 10, 2015
Mark Tuesday, February 10 on your calendar NOW and join us for a fun evening of Designer Purse Bingo at the Estero Country Club at the Vines. Proceeds benefit the Regional Cancer Center. Tickets go on Sale December 8 or email Patti.Chlipala@LeeMemorial.org or call (239) 343-6950 for more information.

 

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40th Annual Greek Fest

February 20-22, 2015
The Greek Fest offers something for the entire family. Enjoy authentic Greek food, drink, dancing, live music, rides, games and more at the annual Greek Festival sponsored by Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 8210 Cypress Lake Drive in Fort Myers. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. For more information, call the church at 731-5130.

  

 

  

12th Annual Barbara's Friends Charity Classic
Presented by Lexington Country Club

February 22, 2015
Join fellow Barbara's Friends supporters at Lexington Golf and Country Club for the 12th Annual Barbara's Friends Charity Classic. This event promises prizes, a silent auction, lunch buffet and cocktail extravaganza, with net proceeds benefiting Barbara's Friends- The Golisano Children's Hospital Cancer Fund. Please call 239-437-0404 for registration and sponsorship information.

  

 

  

Minnesota Mixer

February 25, 2015
Join us for the 2nd annual Minnesota Mixer and help kickoff the 18th Annual Minnesota Twins Celebrity Classic.  This event, held at the prestigious Fiddlesticks Country Club in Fort Myers, will benefit the Regional Cancer Center.  The night’s festivities will include terrific food, drinks, silent and live auctions and special guests.  For registration and sponsorship information, call Nicki McTeague at 239-343-6106 or e-mail TwinsGolf@LeeMemorial.org. Click here to download the brochure for registration or click here to register online.

  

 

  

Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf Tournament

February 26, 2015
Join star players from the Minnesota Twins as they hit the links for the 18th annual Minnesota Twins Celebrity Classic to benefit Lee Memorial Health System’s Regional Cancer Center.
Participants will enjoy lunch, dinner, on-course refreshments and the chance to join Minnesota Twins players on one of the most challenging and beautiful courses in our area. 
Sponsorship packages and foursomes are still available and offer something for everyone who has an interest in baseball and golf. Click here to register now or click here to download the brochure for registration.
For registration and sponsorship information, call Nicki McTeague at 239-343-6106 or e-mail TwinsGolf@LeeMemorial.org.

  

 

  

Garden Party and Fashion Show

February 26, 2015
Join us as Lee Memorial Health System's Regional Cancer Center hosts a garden party and fashion show at Harborside Event Center. Lee Memorial Health System Foundation partners with Tanger Outlets to feature a fashion show, luncheon, exciting auctions and drawings! Awards are presented to members of the community who have played a role in reshaping cancer care in our community. Tickets are $60 each. For more information, call the Foundation at 239-343-6950.

  

 

  

Boston Red Sox Tee Party

February 26, 2015
Join Boston Red Sox players, major league greats and other sports celebrities at the Boston Tee Party - the kickoff to the Boston Red Sox Celebrity Classic. This event, held at the beautiful Forest Country Club, will benefit The Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida.
Click here to register or donate now! For registration and sponsorship information, call Katy Martinez at 239-343-6076 or e-mail BostonGolf@LeeMemorial.org.

  

 

  

Boston Red Sox Celebrity Golf Classic

February 27, 2015
Hit the links with Boston Red Sox players, major league greats and other celebrities in the 22nd Annual Boston Red Sox Children’s Hospital Celebrity Classic! Held at The Forest Country Club in South Fort Myers, this golf event is your chance to golf alongside some of baseball’s stars all while supporting Golisano Children’s Hospital! Sponsorships and team slots are now available. Click here to register or donate now! For questions or registration and sponsorship information, call Katy Martinez at 239-343-6076 or e-mail BostonGolf@LeeMemorial.org.

  

 

  

Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

February 27 & 28, 2015
A spectacular two-day event for wine enthusiasts who enjoy coming together each year to support The Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. Exquisite vintner dinners will take place in private homes from North Fort Myers to Naples, Bonita Springs to Captiva Island, followed the next day by a Grand Tasting & Auction beachside at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. For more information and tickets, please visit www.swflwinefest.org call 239-513-7990.

  

 

  

Pelican Preserve Corvettes on the Gulf Car Show

February 2015- TBD
Join Pelican Preserve and Corvettes on the Gulf, in partnership with Lee Memorial Health System Foundation, for a Car/Truck/Motorcycle show which will take place on at Pelican Preserve, 10571 Veneto Drive, Fort Myers, Fla. Live entertainment, food, door prizes and a chance drawing will highlight the day. Awards will be given out, including more than 50 Best of Show and more than 20 Best of Show and Club participation.
Proceeds from this event benefit Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. For more information or to register by phone call 727-547-8082.

 

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MARCH 2015

9th Annual Bonita Blues Festival

March 6-7, 2015
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.

  

 

  

Wild About Kids

March 14, 2015
Don’t miss a chance to partake in this once-in-a-lifetime experience at our newly established Wild About Kids event. Held on March 14 at one of Southwest Florida’s best kept secrets, NGALA Private Reserve, this event will transport you on a grand safari adventure with lush tropical gardens as well as magnificent, rare, and exotic creatures such as giraffe, camel, zebra, leopard, chimpanzee, alligators and an actual Florida Panther. Proceeds from this exclusive event benefits Golisano Children’s Hospital. Sponsorships are still available. To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Melissa Cunningham at (239) 343-6071.

  

 

  

15th Annual Sanibel-Captiva Cares

March 21, 2015
Sanibel-Captiva 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 15th year, Sanibel-Captiva Cares continues to improve the quality of children's health care in Southwest Florida. The 15th Annual event will take place at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva. To become a benefactor or patron of the arts or for more information regarding the event, call (239) 343-6950 or visit SanCapCares.org

  

 

  

Hooters to Hooters Half Marathon

March 21, 2015
The course begins at Hooters on Cleveland Ave. proceeds down Colonial onto McGregor Blvd. through the beautiful neighborhoods along the Caloosahatchee River, then continues through the downtown River District over the Edison Bridge and back.  It then proceeds to the City of Palms Park and then continues south to the Edison Mall and to Hooters.  Part of the race proceeds will be donated to Barbara’s Friends – The Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund. For more information call 239-343-6950.

  

 

  

18th Annual Diamond Dinner

March 26, 2015
Bring your family and join players and personnel from the Boston Red Sox for a fun-filled evening at JetBlue Park. Red Sox ball players will be taking part in our panel discussion and offer insight into the upcoming season. A sports memorabilia filled silent auction and dinner provided by Outback Steakhouse round out this exciting event. Proceeds benefit The Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. For more information, please call (239) 343-6057. To purchase tickets now,
CLICK HERE.

  

 

  

Madisen's Match

March 27-28, 2015
Madisen's Match is back for its 7th Year. Join us as we bring together some of the world's best tennis players to raise money for adult and pediatric cancer programs here in Lee County. Net proceeds from the event go to support the Brain Tumor Navigator Program at the Regional Cancer Center and Barbara's Friends - Golisano Children's Hospital Cancer Fund. For more information on this event, please visit www.madisensmatch.com.

  

 

  

Fort Myers Seventh-Day Adventist Church 5k/1m Fun RunChurch 5k/1m Fun Run

March 2015- TBD
Lace up your sneakers and join us as we Run on a Mission for Nutrition! This high energy and family friendly event benefits Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida’s Mission Nutrition: 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 on healthy lifestyles! For more information, email Pastor Javier Diaz at javierd21@gmail.com.

 

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APRIL 2015

Luau of Life

April 11, 2015
The Luau of Life Gala will be held on Aprill 11th, 2015 at the Sydney and Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers from 6PM to 10PM. Luau of Life is a high end event that includes a traditional Luau with Polynesian entertainers, fire dancers, a Hawaiian tribute to Elvis Presley, traditional menu and a silent and live auction. Tickets are $150 per person, $250 per couple and $1,200 doe a table of 8 and can be purchased now by CLICKING HERE.

  

 

  

Tee-ming Up Fore Kidz Golf Tournament

April 2015- TBD
Tee up to support lifesaving children's care in our community! Join us as Stock Development presents the Tee-ming Up Fore Kidz Golf Outing taking place at The Club at Olde Cypress in Naples, FL. This four-person team scramble kicks off with a 1 o'clock shotgun start, and is followed by cocktails, dinner and entertainment. Individual golf starts at $200 and sponsorship opportunities are available! All proceeds from this event will be used to name a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Isolation Room in honor of Kayden Sellick, a former NICU patient, in the new Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. For more information, contact Matt Sellick at (239) 825-9499 or MSellick@StockDevelopment.com

  

 

  

South Florida Mud Run

April 2015- TBD
Get dirty for a good cause! Join us for the South Florida Mud Run- a three mile obstacle filled mud run. There are also half mile and one mile kids mud runs as well. All proceeds from this event support Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. For more information, visit www.southfloridamudrun.com.

 

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MAY 2015

11th Annual Ryan McCleskey Redfish Challenge

May 2015- TBD
Join us at Cape Harbour for a challenge for a great cause- saving the lives of children battling cancer. Proceeds benefit Barbara's Friends- Golisano Children's Hospital Cancer Fund in honor of Ryan McCleskey who lost his battle with cancer and was an avid fisherman. For more information call Kristin McCleskey at (239) 699-7426 visit www.ryansredfishchallenge.com.

 

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JUNE 2015

Combat Breast Cancer with the Miracle

June 6, 2015
Come to Century Link Stadium and enjoy great baseball in June as the Fort Myers Miracle host the 6th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Night to benefit Lee Memorial Health System's Regional Cancer Center. Take part in a pre-game survivor walk, silent auction, drawing, and enjoy a spectacular fireworks show following the game. Breast Cancer Survivors receive free admission. For ticket information and details on how you can get in on the fun, simply CLICK HERE. Come on out for a great night of affordable family fun and help a great cause at the same time!

  

 

  

Lexington Cares 5K

June 2015- TBD
Join us for a 5K Run/Walk on the golf course to benefit Regional Cancer Center's Breast Health Center. Race starts and finishes at the Lexington Coutnry Club clubhouse at 16257 Willowcrest Way in Fort Myers. Awards will be given out after the event and results will also be posted! For more information, call Lexington at (239) 437-0404.

 

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JULY 2015

No events scheduled at this time.

 

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AUGUST 2015

Rumrunners Celebrity Chef Night

August 2015- TBD
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, Charles Mereday of Mereday's in Naples, Harold Balink of Cru, Brian Roland of Crave Culinaire and Norman Love from Norman Love Confections and other favorite local restaurants. Proceeds benefit Barbara's Friends- Golisano Children's Hospital Cancer Fund. Tickets are $175 each. For more information, call the Foundation at (239) 343-6950.

 

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SEPTEMBER 2015

No events scheduled at this time.

 

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OCTOBER 2015

2015 CMAA Charity Classic

October 2015- TBD
Join fellow Barbara's Friends supporters for the 2015 CMAA Charity Classic & Gala hosted by Bonita Bay Club. Feel the tropical magic and experience multiple themes starting with Margaritaville and changing from room to room with tasting stations throughout the clubhouse. Enjoy this fun and casual environment while also taking part in fantastic silent and live auctions. The following morning, the fun continues with the Charity Classic Tournament. All proceeds from the event support Barbara's Friends- Golisano Children's Hospital Cancer Fund. For more information, call Lori Cook North at (239) 287-0780.

  

 

  

Breakfast @ Saks- Kick Off to 2015 Key to the Cure

October 2015- TBD
This event will be held at Saks Fifth Avenue at Bell Tower and will include breakfast provided by Cantina Laredo, Juice by Sun Harvest Citrus, coffee and muffins from Courtyard Cafe, 30 custom decorated tables by the Sakes Breakfast Hostess Committee, a Saks Fifth Avenue Fall Preview Fashion Show, PRIVATE shopping time and special silent/live auctions. Music provided by DJ Robert McDonald from New Beginnings Events! This is one event that you DON'T want to miss! Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by calling (239) 343-6950.

Breakfast at Saks is a kickoff to the Key to the Cure Charity Shopping Weekend. Saks Fifth Avenue Bell Tower Shops will donate 2% of sales to benefit women's cancer initiatives at Lee Memorial Health System's Regional Cancer Center in Fort Myers during the annual Key to the Cure Charity Shopping Weekend. For more information or to get involved please call (239) 343-6076 or email Katy.Martinez@LeeMemorial.org.

  

 

  

Cruising for a Cause

October 2015- TBD
Looking to sail away? Join us for the 4th Annual Cruising for a Cause- a 7 night Eastern Caribbean cruise sailing out of Miami to St. Maarten, San Juan and Great Stirrup. $100 from each stateroom booked through Concierge Cruises will go to Lee Memorial Health System's Regional Cancer Center. Staterooms start at $773.44 per person. To book your cruise today, call Concierge Cruises at (239) 772-1840 or email ConciergeCruises.

  

 

  

Cruising for a Cause

October 2015- TBD
The NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning affiliate Florida Everblades Team will make a very special appearance to the SWFL Community at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs. The event features a full hot breakfast, a meet and greet autograph session with the Florida Everblades and the opportunity to bid on some of the most exclusive auction items available, including hand-signed memorabilia from the worlds of sports and entertainment, tickets to top sporting events, gourmet dinners and trips and travel to some of the most desirable destinations in the country. For more information, contact Ali Levine at (239) 343-6067.

 

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NOVEMBER 2015

American Girl Fashion Show

November 2015- TBD
Join us as we present the 3rd Annual American Girl Fashion Show at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club in Naples. Proceeds benefit Golisano Children's Hospital of SWFL. NBC-2 anchor Kellie Burns will take guests through the history of American Girl at this special event. For more information call (239) 343-6950.

  

 

  

Stars Under the Stars

November 2015- TBD
Brodeur Carvell Fine Apparel is pleased to present the 5th Annual Stars under the Stars Charity Fashion Show event at their store in the Bell Tower Shops. Preview the latest in fall, holisay and resort fashions, modeled by local celebrities with special guest host Stacey Deffenbaugh of NBC-2. Limited VIP tickets are $100. For more information, call the Foundation at (239) 343-6950.

  

 

  

Swing for a Cure

November 2015- TBD
The ladies of The Colony Golf & Country Club invite you to enjoy a memorable day of golf, lunch, contests, and prizes for a worthwhile charity- Regional Cancer Center's Research Fund at Lee Memorial Health System. Members are invited to bring a guest to make a two-some, or three guests to round out a foursome. $20 of each registration will be a tax-deductible gift for the charity. To register, call the Golf Professional Staff at (239) 390-4710.

  

 

  

Betty & Frank Bireley Ribbons & Blues Event

November 2015- TBD
Step back in time to the "Roaring Twenties" at the 6th Annual Betty & Frank Bireley Ribbons & Blues Event at The Landings Yacht, Golf & Tennis Club in Fort Myers. Lee Memorial's Regional Cancer Center is the beneficiary of event proceeds. Enjoy great music, dinner, dancing and much more for just $125 per person. For more information, please
call 239-343-6950.

  

 

  

Driven By Art

November 2015- TBD
Join us at Mercedes Benz of Fort Myers for the 2nd Annual Driven By Art event. The exhibit will feature over $10 million worth of artwork from Gallery 928 including works from Warhol, Picasso, Pollack and Dali. In addition to the beautiful paintings, which are for sale, enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres, a wine sampling, and a wonderful silent auction. Proceeds benefit Lee Memorial Health System's Regional Cancer Center. There is no entry fee. For more information or to RSVP, call (800) 493-3940.

  

 

  

Fore 4 Kids Golf Classic

November 2015- TBD
Tee off for a good cause! Join us as Wolf, Metzger, Maurillo & Banfield Private Wealth Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC; GatorMade Golf and Audi Fort Myers present the Fore 4 Kids Golf Classic taking place at Pelican Preserve Golf Club. With a 1 o'clock shotgun start, the playing field boats a variety of excitement on the course which is sure to make it a memorable game! Single playing spots start at just $250 and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information call the Foundation at (239) 343-6950.

 

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