Upcoming Events

Throughout the year, we maintain a busy calendar of informational and fundraising events to support the excellent work being done at Munson Healthcare hospitals. Community groups often hold events to benefit Munson Healthcare programs, projects and services. Upcoming events include:

Bald & Beautiful

Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Time: 5-7 pm
Location: Right Brain Brewery, 225 East Sixteenth Street, Traverse City

Come and watch (and enjoy Right Brain's delicious brews!) or join us in the siblinghood of the fearless follicle! The average need for those services is just $600, so we’re asking all of our shavers to raise $600 to help one deserving woman eliminate some of the unnecessary stress, so she can focus her super powers on the stress that she can’t avoid, ridding her body of cancer. Click here for more details!

Rose´ Between the Bays

Date: Friday, June 8, 2019
10 am-5 pm
Location: Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula (WOMP)

A celebration of the quintessential summer wine: Rose´ Between the Bays! This event showcases the many diverse and delicious pink drinks produced by the ten distinct Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula. A perfect way to welcome in the summer in one of the most breathtakingly beautiful areas of Northern Michigan, this laid–back event will have a lakeside vibe & local summer barbeque themed food pairings. A portion of the ticket sales will benefit the Cowell Family Cancer Center. Click here for more details!

Otsego Memorial Hospital Golf Outing

Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019
Time: 7 am
Location: Treetops Resort, 3962 Wilkinson Road, Gaylord

This year, the Otsego Memorial Hospital Golf Outing will raise funds to support 3D mammography equipment upgrades for Otsego Memorial Hospital and the Lewiston Clinic. 3D mammography, is a revolutionary new screening and diagnostic breast imaging tool. This new technique provides much clearer images of abnormalities, earlier detection of breast cancer and reduces “false alarms” by up to 40 percent. Click here to sign up!

Ironfish Distillery Father's Day Event

Date: Sunday, June 16, 2019
Time: 12 pm-5 pm
Location: Ironfish Distillery, 14234 Dzuibanek Rd, Thompsonville

$1 per drink sold will be donated to the Family Birth & Children's Center to support the expansion of the Maternity, Neonatal Intensive Care, and Pediatrics units. By doing so, Munson Medical Center will be able to provide comprehensive resources for close-to-home maternal and pediatric care. Visit the Ironfish Distillery website for more details.

Michaywe Pines for Research

Date: Wednesday and Thursday, June 19 and 20
Time: Multiple Events
Location: Michaywe Pines Golf Course, 1535 Opal Lake Rd, Gaylord

Join us as Michaywe and the surrounding communities raise funds for Otsego Memorial Hospital's Oncology and Infusion Therapy Center. A silent auction, pancake breakfast, and golf scramble will take place over the course of two days. Since 2009, over $108,000 has been raised to benefit cancer research and treatments. For more information, visit the Michaywe Pines website.

30th Annual Grayling Hospital Golf Outing

Date: Friday, June 21
Time: 9am-5pm
Location: Grayling

Entry fee includes: 18 holes of golf with cart, halfway house hot dog lunch, cocktail reception, beverage tickets, eligibility for awards and prizes. Click here to sign up!

Black Bear Gran Fondo Bike Race

Date: Saturday, July 13
Time: On-site registration begins at 6:30am; first race starts at 8am
Location: Hanson Hills Recreation Area, 7601 Old Lake Rd, Grayling

It's a race, it's a ride, and it's a party at the finish line! Join cyclists from across Michigan to help raise funding for the Crawford Continuing Care Center at Grayling Hospital. Three chip-times loops are available to choose from: 100, 62, and 45 miles. Click here to make a donation and visit the Black Bear Gran Fondo website to sign up!

4th Annual Munson Cadillac Hospice Breakfast

Date: Tuesday, July 23
Time: 8 am
Location: Elks Lodge, 122 South Mitchell Street, Cadillac

The Munson Hospice Cadillac program offers specialized nurses, home health aides, medical equipment, bereavement services, spiritual counseling, assistance with funeral planning, medication support and respite care. Participation in the Munson Cadillac Hospice Breakfast is not ticketed. Click here to sign up!

7th Annual Power of the Purse

Date: Thursday, August 22
Time: 5:30pm-9pm
Location: Cherry Grove Event Center, 5676 East M-55, Cadillac

Donate your new or gently-used purses at the 7th Annual Power of the Purse event at the Cherry Grove Event Center. Featuring cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, prizes, and raffles, Power of the Purse proceeds will go towards purchasing Urology equipment for the surgery department at Cadillac Hospital. Tickets are $40 and a cash bar is available. Click here for more details!

9th Annual Chip in Fore Munson Hospice

Date: Thursday and Friday, September 19 and 20
Time: Multiple Events
Location: LochenHeath Golf Club, 7951 Turnberry Circle, Williamsburg

Schmuckal Oil Company and LochenHeath host the 9th Annual Chip in Fore Munson Hospice on September 19 and 20. Since its start, this event has raised over $566,000 for Munson Hospice, whose mission is to help those find peace, joy, and comfort during the final phase of life. Come participate in the Chip in Fore Munson Hospice Golf Scramble for a good cause - click here for more details!

POMH Auxiliary Tri Up North Triathlon

Date: Sunday, September 22
Time: 7am-10am
Location: Mineral Springs Park, 630 Main Street, Frankfort

The Tri Up North Triathlon is a bike, paddle, and run triathlon in Frankfort, Michigan hosted by the Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. This event features two different courses: the Classic 10 mile and the Challenger 22 mile. Funds raised from the 2019 triathlon will support Community Wellness Programs at the Betsie Hosick Health & Fitness Center in Frankfort. Click here to learn more and register!

Paint the Town Pink

Date: Thursday, October 3
Time: TBD
Location: Downtown Manistee

Mark your calendars for Manistee Hospital's 12th Annual Paint the Town Pink to promote breast cancer awareness. This event will feature short presentations regarding the importance of breast cancer awareness, highlight local technology and services, and recognize those affected by breast cancer. This event is free for all to join. Click here to learn more about supporting women's services at Manistee Hospital.

26th Annual Remembrance Run

Date: Saturday, October 12
Time: TBD
Location: Timber Ridge Resort, 4050 E Hammond Road, Traverse City

The Remembrance Run is a 5K Run/Walk event, hosted by the Traverse City Track Club, to recognize the friends and family who have been challenged with breast cancer. Since its inception in 1994, this event has raised more than $240,000 for the Women's Cancer Fund. Tickets are $30 and registration opens July 29. Click here to learn more about how you can participate.

Giving Tuesday

Date: Tuesday, December 3
Time: All Day
Location: Online at Munson Healthcare Foundations website

Help us reach our goal of raising $30,000 for our hospitals! A donation on Tuesday, December 3 will have double the impact, thanks to a matching agreement from a generous donor. Select from three different funds: Innovation Fund, Patient Needs Fund, or Hospice Fund. Click here to make your tax-deductible donation.

Grayling Lights of Love Ceremony

Date: Wednesday, December 4
Time: 5:30pm
Location: Grayling Hospital Lobby, 1100 Michigan Avenue, Grayling

Remember and celebrate the lives of loved ones during the holiday season at Grayling Hospital's Lights of Love Ceremony. Proceeds of this year's ceremony will go towards the purchase of a portable Electrocardiogram (EKG). Click here to learn more about how to participate.

Charlevoix Hospital Holly Daze

Date: Friday, December 6
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Castle Farms, 5052 M-66, Charlevoix

Don't miss the 27th Annual Holly Daze event at Castle Farms. Tickets are $125 per person and include beverages, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, and participation in a silent and live auction. Proceeds from this beloved celebration will support the Charlevoix Hospital. Space is limited - RSVP today!

Host an Event

Events planned by community groups are an important source of funds for Munson Healthcare Foundations. We benefit from numerous events held throughout the year, including the annual Bras for a Cause, Black Bear Gran Fondo, Cadillac Gold Ball, Chip in Fore Munson Hospice, Remembrance Run, and others.

We are here to help you have a successful event, from completing your external event application, to planning your event and working with the media to publicize it. Our fundraising guidelines outline how we can help you with your event, as well as the legal guidelines required for our external event sponsors and organizers.

Learn more about hosting an event to help support Munson Healthcare Foundations.