Cass Regional Medical Center Foundation hosts three signature fundraising events annually.
The annual fundraising dinner is the Foundation’s largest fundraising event. Past dinner themes have included the Celebrity Academy Dinner, Boots & Bar-B-Que, A Mystery Evening and the Silver Celebration (in honor of the Foundation’s 25th anniversary in 2014). Recent years have also featured the Celebration Basket and special item raffles in the Cass Regional Rotunda during Hospital Week. Proceeds most often are used to purchase equipment for Cass Regional Medical Center.
On April 29, 2017, the Foundation hosted Boots & Bar-B-Que at 5:30 p.m. at Big Iron Town in Pleasant Hill, Missouri. More that 190 people attended. The event featured great barbeque, live music, raffles as well as a live and silent auction. Proceeds were used to purchase a trauma patient simulator for the ongoing training and preparedness of Cass Regional's Emergency Department staff and area EMS professionals. Cass Regional Foundation would like to thank all of the attendees, donors and sponsors that made this event a success.
The Grin & Bear It Run was founded in 2010 in memory of Cara Jo Roberts. Cara’s nickname was “Care Bear,” which is how the event got its name. Proceeds from the Grin & Bear It Run benefit the Patient Assistance Fund. The 8th annual run is scheduled for Saturday, September 30, 2017. For more information, visit www.grinandbearitrun.com or Cass Regional Foundation's Facebook page.
To view the results of the 2016 Grin & Bear It Run, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/Results/?raceId=22521.