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!

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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.


Bireley Rockin’ Ribbons & Blues

Betty & Frank Bireley Ribbons & Blues Event

October 27, 2017

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.


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.


Designer Purse Bingo

Designer Purse Bingo

August 31, 2017

Join in the excitement – and try your luck at winning a handbag - at this month’s Designer Purse Bingo, set for August 31 at the Crowne Plaze. 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) 214-0898.


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.


Diamonds & Denim

Diamonds & Denim

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.


Golisano Children's Hospital Fashion Show

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 8th 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 on sponsorship opportunities and event details or to purchase tickets, please click here.


Golisano Gala

Golisano Gala

December 1, 2017

On December 1, 2017, follow us down the “rabbit hole” as the Naples Botanical Garden transforms into the whimsical world of Wonderland. This inaugural event will help enhance the services offered to the children who are treated at Golisano | Nicklaus Children’s Health Center. For more information, please click here.


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.


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!


MarineMax Yacht Gala

MarineMax Yacht Gala

January 26, 2018

Experience an ‘Evening Under the Stars’ benefitting Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. The MarineMax Yacht Gala will take place aboard stunning yachts, under the stars with family and friends on Friday, January 26, 2018 at MarineMax, Fort Myers. Enjoy an evening of delightful cocktails, dining and entertainment, as well as live and silent auctions, with all proceeds benefiting Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. For more information click here.

Perfect Game

Perfect Game

September 3, 2017

The Perfect Game Select Baseball Festival will take place on Labor Day Weekend, 2017, and consist of a nationwide vote for 40 roster spots based on performances at all Perfect Game events. The crown event being a game featuring the very best 14u players in North America will be played on Sunday, September 3, at 7:00 p.m. EST at JetBlue Park, the Spring Training home of the Boston Red Sox and serves as the site for countless other PG events including the annual Junior National and National Showcases each June. The Sunday evening game will be broadcast live nationally, while radio play-by-play will also be part of the extensive media coverage and presentation. For more information click here.

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.


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.


Rumrunners Celebrity Chef Night

Rumrunners Celebrity Chef Night

August 16, 2017

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.


SanCap Cares 17th Annual Island Celebration

 SanCap Cares 17th Annual Island Celebration

April 8, 2018

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.


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.

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