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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 second annual block party to celebrate and benefit survivors of all cancers will be held October 2, 2018. Rock the Block — Kick Cancer features live music, drinks and food! (The predecessor to Rock the Block -- Kick Cancer was Stepping Out Against Breast Cancer.)

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Penny Jones Open Golf Tournament

Since 1982, LMH Endowment has hosted the 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 Gala

Every two years, the LMH Endowment hosts the Hearts of Gold gala, a black-tie event to raise funds for a specific need at the hospital. 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, the 2nd Floor Medical Unit, and the future breast center.

More information about Hearts of Gold 

Annual Meeting

LMH Endowment holds an annual meeting each year. 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.