Cass Regional Medical Center Foundation hosts signature fundraising events annually.
Annual fundraising dinner and raffle
The annual fundraising dinner is the Foundation's largest fundraising event. Past dinner themes have included the Superheroes for Patients Dinner, 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 28, 2018, the Foundation hosted “Superheroes for Patients,” at Loch Lloyd Country Club in Belton. The fundraising efforts will help expand the Patient Assistance Fund. More than 150 guests attended the event and had the opportunity to bid on silent auction items and live auction items, as well as participate in a 50/50 raffle. The fundraising goal of “Superheroes for Patients” was $60,000, and over $65,000 was raised through the event. Cass Regional Foundation would like to thank all of the attendees, donors and sponsors that made this event a success.
On June 1, 2018, the Foundation hosted "Boots & Bar-B-Que," at Big Iron Town in Pleasant Hill. Approximately $50,000 was raised at the event, and proceeds will be used to help build the Floyd and Franceline Parris Community Trail on land behind the Cass Regional campus in Harrisonville. More than 160 guests attended the event and had the opportunity to bid on 31 silent auction items and five live auction items as well as participate in a 50/50 raffle. Along with this, guests could participate a shooting gallery game, get their pictures taken at a photo booth and donate to have other guests put in the “Big Iron Jail” or bailed out of jail. Cass Regional Foundation would like to thank all of the attendees, donors and sponsors that made this event a success.
Grin & Bear It 5K run/walk
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.
View the results of the 2019 Grin & Bear It Run.