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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? Please send Tiffany Hall an email at tiffany.hall@lmh.org or call her at 785-505-3318 and tell her you're interested!

Rock the Block — Kick Cancer

The inagural block party to celebrate and benefit survivors of all cancers was held October 2, 2015. 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.)

The 2015 event was a street party -- along West 29th Terrace -- between Ellena Honda and Briggs Auto.

We've schedule the 2016 bash for the same venue on Friday, October 7. We hope you'll mark your calendar and plan to attend.

For more information please contact Tiffany Hall at tiffany.hall@lmh.org or call her at 785-505-3318.

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.

We've scheduled the 2016 races, so save these dates, and plan to sign up for all three:

June 25: Baldwin City. (New location is Clubhouse, 1102 Main St.)

July 16: Tonganoxie.

July 30: Eudora.

For more information about Summer Spray 5Ks, please contact Tiffany Hall at tiffany.hall@lmh.org or call her at 785-505-3318.

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.

The 2016 edition of our longtime golf tournament will be Friday, September 9.

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.

For more information about the golf tournament, please contact Tiffany Hall at tiffany.hall@lmh.org or call her at 785-505-3318.

Educational Seminars

Each year, Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association sponsors seminars on topics that center on our commitment to helping people be “Healthy, Wealthy and Wise.” If you are interested in attending a seminar or would like more information about them, please contact Caroline Trowbridge, LMHEA planned giving specialist, caroline.trowbridge@lmh.org; 785-505-3313.

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.

Look for details soon about the 2016 Hearts of Gold, and save the date: Friday, April 8.

For more information about Hearts of Gold, please contact Tiffany Hall at tiffany.hall@lmh.org or call her at 785-505-3318.

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.

For more information about Arctic Blast, please contact Tiffany Hall at tiffany.hall@lmh.org or call her at 785-505-3318.

Annual Meeting

January 26, 2017, Lawrence Memorial Hospital will hold its annual meeting to inform our donors and other members of our community about where we are now and what our plans are for the future. 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 to the public goes out before every meeting and anyone is welcome to attend. To R.S.V.P. or for more information, please contact Tiffany Hall, tiffany.hall@lmh.org; 785-505-3318

Stepping Out Against Breast Cancer 1992-2014

Since 1992, LMH has used the proceeds raised from the Stepping Out Against Breast Cancer dance party for breast cancer awareness, education, early detection, treatment and equipment and furnishings for the LMH Breast Center. Proceeds from the dance’s 800-plus attendees and corporate sponsors will support breast cancer awareness through LMH’s many comprehensive services, such as: bone density testing, breast MRI, breast risk assessment clinic, genetic counseling and testing, digital diagnostic and screening mammograms, stereotactic biopsy, breast ultrasound, and weekly tumor conferences.

It is exciting to know we are catching cancer at the earliest stage possible and saving lives. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and as a leading healthcare provider; Lawrence Memorial Hospital is committed to helping area men and women through breast cancer awareness, education, early detection and treatment.

Thank you for your past support. In 2015, a new event, Rock the Block -- Kick Cancer, carried on the tradition honoring the fight against all types of cancer. For more information about this exciting new fundraising event, contact Tiffany Hall, 785-505-3318.