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Our Events

At Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association, we engage our community in the mission of the hospital in a variety of ways. One of those ways is events, many of which raise funds for specific patient-care areas at LMH. We also present educational seminars several times a year, and each January we invite the community to our Annual Meeting.

We'd love to have you involved with any of our events. We're always looking for volunteers.

Join us, won't you?

Rock the Block — Kick Cancer

The inaugural block party to celebrate and benefit survivors of all cancers was held October 27, 2017. Rock the Block — Kick Cancer featured live music, drinks and food! (The predecessor to Rock the Block -- Kick Cancer was Stepping Out Against Breast Cancer.)

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Summer Spray 5K Runs/Walks

We believe in healthy living, and so we host three 5K runs/walks in area communities each summer. We have chosen Eudora, Tonganoxie and Baldwin City as our event sites. To keep things cool, our 5Ks include lots of water features. Of course, if you’d rather not get all wet, we understand. You easily can avoid the spray! A portion of the proceeds from each of these walks return to the host communities. So it really is a win-win-win. Our racing donors get a workout. The LMH Endowment Association receives a donation. And area communities are provided funds to help bolster healthy living.

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Dr. H.P. ‘Penny’ Jones Open Golf Tournament

What’s better than an outing on a golf course in September? How about an outing that is a ton of fun and that benefits the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association.

Since 1982, LMH Endowment Association has hosted the Dr. H.P. ‘Penny’ Jones Open Golf Tournament, designed to provide funds to enhance the quality of care in the Lawrence area. The tournament is held annually, the Friday after Labor Day.

“Penny” Jones was a member of Lawrence’s medical community for more than 60 years. He was born in Lawrence on June 8, 1906, and graduated from Lawrence High School, where he lettered in three sports and was senior class president. At the University of Kansas, he played basketball for Phog Allen. Jones earned a medical degree at Rosedale (now KU Medical Center), completed graduate study at Harvard and a two-year internship at Harvard Hospital. He returned to Lawrence in 1933 and joined his father, H.T. Jones, in his practice. Before he retired at age 80, “Penny” Jones served as Chief of the Medical Staff at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, president of the Douglas County Medical Society and the State Board of Health. “Penny” Jones died January 26, 1997.

It’s fitting this tournament is named for him because “Penny” Jones used his love of golf to promote healthy lifestyles.

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Hearts of Gold Ball

Every two years, the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association hosts the Hearts of Gold Ball, a black-tie event to raise funds for a specific need at the hospital. In 2014, for example, that need was a $4.2 million renovation of the Fourth Floor, which is home to the Skilled Nursing Unit and the in-patient rehabilitation unit. Since the first ball in 1999, the biennial event provided funds for improvements to the Bob Billings Cardiac Observation Unit, the Emergency Department, the Special Care Nursery, cardiovascular services and the 2nd Floor Medical Unit.

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Arctic Blast

Arctic Blast serves up a break from the winter doldrums, while supporting cancer survivors and their families. Proceeds from the Arctic Blast event benefit Catch a Break, an organization founded in 2007 by cancer survivor Cindy Sargent.

Catch a Break, which has been under the auspices of Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association since 2010, is different from many organizations that might direct their attention to the very worthy efforts of prevention, screening, treatment, or research. Catch a Break extends a hand to cancer survivors who lost their job, drained their savings or were forced to choose between buying cancer medications and food for their family’s next meal.

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Annual Meeting

Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association annually holds an annual meeting. We use this opportunity to introduce you to our board of directors, thank our volunteers and donors, and report on our financial standing. An invitation is extended to the public before every meeting.

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