Grab your golf clubs, prepare your taste buds or put on your dancing shoes and join us for one of our upcoming events! Our wide variety of events means everyone has a chance to give back to a great cause in a fun way while networking with friends and community leaders. We encourage you to get involved by joining an event committee, becoming a sponsor, donating an auction item or starting your own fundraiser

Learn more about our upcoming special events below!

Designer Purse Bingo

Designer Purse Bingo

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Join in the excitement – and try your luck at winning a handbag - at the next Designer Purse Bingo event. Proceeds from the event help offset treatment costs for patients 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. View Upcoming Dates.

Boston Red Sox Celebrity Golf Classic

 Boston Red Sox Celebrity Golf Classic

February 18 & 20, 2019

Be a part of something extremely special at the 26th Anniversary of the Boston Red Sox Celebrity Classic. Golf alongside your favorite Red Sox players and other celebrities at the beautiful Forest Country Club. Tournament proceeds will benefit Kids’ Minds Matter - Pediatric Behavioral Health at Golisano Children’s Hospital. This year’s Green Tee Party will be held on Feb. 18 at Jet Blue Park to 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.

Dinner on the Diamond

Dinner on the Diamond

March 19, 2019

Bring your family and join players and personnel from the Boston Red Sox for a fun-filled evening at JetBlue Park. Dinner on the field, Red Sox Celebrity appearances and autograph signing, as well as a sports memorabilia filled silent auction and entertainment round out this exciting, family friendly event. Proceeds benefit Kids’ Minds Matter – Voices for Pediatric Behavioral Health at Golisano Children’s Hospital.

Diamonds & Denim

Diamonds & Denim

March 2, 2019

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 3, 2018

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.

"Helping Kids with Cancer" Radiothon

Cat Country 107.1

Friday, January 11, 2019

Tune in to Cat Country 107.1 FM from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on this day of giving make a pledge to the 17th annual “Helping Kids with Cancer” Radiothon supporting Barbara’s Friends – Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund. 95.3 FM OLZ will also update 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 Mel’s Diner 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

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.

Kids’ Minds Matter Secret Garden Gala

 Kids' Minds Matter

March 6, 2019

Join Kids’ Minds Matter for an elegant evening at the historic Shangri-La Springs as we raise awareness and funds for pediatric behavioral health in our community. While in the “secret garden,” guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, a seated dinner provided by Crave Culinaire, entertainment, a lively auction and more! Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance as seating is limited! For more information call (239) 214-0898 or click here.

Madisen’s Match & Golisano Children’s Hospital Pro Tennis Classic

 Madisen's Match

March 16 & 18, 2019

Madisen’s Match is a premier charity tennis event which raises significant dollars for pediatric and adult cancer services in our community. Madisen’s Match was formed in 2008 in honor of Madisen Abramson, who at 3-years-old was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The event consists of a Gala and Celebrity Tennis Camp. To learn more about Madisen’s Match or to purchase tickets, visit

MarineMax Yacht Gala

MarineMax Yacht Gala

January 25, 2019

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 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.

Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf Classic

 Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf Classic

February 15, 2019

Swing for a cure with the Minnesota Twins at The Club at Gateway in Fort Myers! Help us kick off the 21st anniversary celebration at the Minnesota Mixer! Enjoy delicious food, a Q&A session with the Twins General Manager and the opportunity to place your bid on some outstanding auction packages. The next day, golf alongside Twins greats like Joe Mauer, Brian Dozier, Paul Molitor, Bert Blyleven, Tony Oliva and more. Your participation in this scramble format golf tournament includes lunch, on-course beverages, hole-in-one prizes, giveaways and dinner. Event proceeds support patients receiving treatment at the Regional Cancer Center. To make reservations and learn more about great partnership opportunities, call (239) 214-0898 or visit

Perfect Game

Perfect Game

September 1, 2019

The Perfect Game Select Baseball Festival will take place on Labor Day Weekend, 2018, 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 1, 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.

Regional Cancer Center Fashion Show

Regional Cancer Center's Fashion Show

February 27th, 2019

Join us as the Regional Cancer Center hosts its 12th annual fashion show and luncheon at Crowne Plaza at the Bell Tower Shops. Lee Health Foundation partners with Sanibel Outlets to sponsor a fashion show along with exciting auctions and drawings! Enjoy the latest fashions presented by Sanibel Outlets, House of Wu, Razzle Dazzle 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 $55 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 2019

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 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 Annual Island Celebration

 SanCap Cares 17th Annual Island Celebration

April 7, 2019

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 19th year, SanCap Cares continues to improve the quality of children's health care in Southwest Florida. The 19th 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

Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

February 24, 2019

Join philanthropic community leaders as they band together as part of one of our area’s premiere fund raising events – the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest. Now entering its 11th year of making a difference for local children, the event offers participants the absolute finest in wine and dining experiences and the opportunity to support numerous children’s charities in our area. Southwest Florida Children’s Charities, the event’s major sponsor, has donated over $16 million to Golisano Children’s Hospital and continues to provide key support to many children’s hospital initiatives. To get involved, visit or email

Interested in fundraising for Lee Health or looking for more information regarding our events? Contact us at (239) 214-0898 or email

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