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Host a Fundraiser for Southlake

Southlake relies on generous donations from people like you to equip our clinical teams with the tools, equipment, and technology they need to provide leading edge care, close to home.

Organizing your own fundraiser for Southlake is a great way to give back and we are so grateful to every community member who supports Southlake. Whether it’s through an organized event (like a ticketed dance or dinner), a fundraising initiative led through your business (like a grand opening or donating a percentage of sales), or in recognition of a special occasion (like donations in lieu of gifts at birthdays or weddings), there are so many ways that you can make a difference at YOUR hospital!

Need ideas? Get in touch! Our team is happy to speak with you.

“Ultimately, the goal was to raise as much money as we could and the Southlake Foundation was extremely helpful.”
– Nathan Rothwell, co-founder, Pond Hockey for Southlake

Have questions about hosting a fundraiser for Southlake? Learn more about how we can support you. Email us today at events.foundation@southlake.ca

Event Spotlight

NewRoads LakeRide

Join us for the Annual NewRoads LakeRide. 100% of funds raised at this year’s NewRoads Automotive Group event will support our Mental Health Program.

Your participation at NewRoads LakeRide will help ensure we have the healing space that every patient and family deserves in our Mental Health Program.

To learn more, visit newroadslakeride.ca. #HeadsUpforMentalHealth


Whiskey, Wine & MR Menswear

Southlake physician models will walk the catwalk at the Whiskey, Wine & MR Menswear event. The event supports Southlake’s Regional Cancer Care Program with the purchase of urgently needed equipment such as a PET/CT scanner, a critical diagnostic, staging and monitoring tool and fifth linear accelerator (LINAC) used for radiation treatments, as well as expanding ambulatory services for acute leukemia.  Learn more at southlake.ca/MRfashion.





Ladies in Philanthropy for Southlake (LiPS)

Ladies in Philanthropy for Southlake (LiPS) is an entertaining, engaging and inclusive circle of women looking for an opportunity to shape their local hospital with like-minded individuals. In addition to enjoying social and educational events throughout the year, LiPS donors gather annually to collectively decide which Southlake project to fund with their combined contributions of $1,000 each. Each year, they gather at Southlake to hear presentations on our hospital’s priorities (including equipment, technology and campaigns), and vote to decide what their combined gift will fund. In past years, they have helped purchase a Neonatal Open Resuscitation Bed, Laparscopic Video Tower, Vital Signs Monitors, Endo Vascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR), Surgical Operating Room lights and, last year, a SLIT lamp and Paediatric Early Warning Systems Vital Sign Monitors.

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a member, please follow this link.



Be a Hero Head Shave

Be a Hero Head Shave is a community fundraiser organized by the York Regional Police in support of Southlake’s Paediatric Oncology Clinic. Southlake sees more than a thousand patient visits every year from children facing cancer. Donations made to the Be a Hero fundraiser will help make that increased support possible and ensure Southlake continues to provide leading-edge cancer care to every child, close to home.

Learn More About Be a Hero



Polo for Heart

For over 40 years, Polo for Heart, Canada’s largest and longest running charity polo event, has helped make great strides in cardiac care. Since 1979, Polo for Heart has raised $5 million for 1.6 million Canadians living with heart disease, Southlake’s Cardiac Care Program, and other heart and stroke related charities.

Learn more about Polo for Heart at poloforheart.org.



Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation Fundraising Program

Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation encourages everyone to get 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity each week for optimal health benefits. Join an annual event that supports the highest priority needs of the Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation Fundraising Program and does just that! Organized by Southlake’s very own clinicians, administrative staff and volunteers at the Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Clinic, the event raises funds for the program’s innovations, patient assessment tools, and patient education. The Beat Goes On, formerly known as Walk of Life is a non-competitive indoor walk with fun activities and prizing – that’s great for the whole family.

Support our communities’ fundraising efforts to enable Southlake to deliver leading edge care close to home. #SupportSouthlake with these current and ongoing initiatives.

Old Flame Brewing Co.







When: July 1 – October 1
Where: 140 Main St S, Newmarket

Kick off the summer with Old Flame and support Southlake! This Canada Day, $1 from every beer flight will go to Southlake. Or, donate via our TipTap machine (located at Old Flame) anytime between July 1 – October 1.

Splash for Southlake







October 1
Where: Friday Harbour Resort, Innisfil

The York Regional Police Marine Unit is making a Splash for Southlake on Saturday, October 1. Their dedicated team will undertake a 16-kilometre swim, from Friday Harbour in Innisfil to the Marine Unit in Georgina, to support cancer care at Southlake. Inspired by the strength and courage many of their own members have shown in their battles against cancer, the Marine Unit is diving in to do their part to help those who need it most.

Click Here to donate.

Michael Quan Run for Judy

When: October 15
Where: https://www.justgiving.com/page/run-for-judy

Support Michael Quan as he runs the Toronto Half-Marathon in support of his partner’s late mother, Judy Antoniadis. Judy received exceptional care at the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre at Southlake, and hoped her family would continue to support Southlake after her passing. All proceeds from Michael’s run will be donated to the cancer centre in Judy’s name.

Bradford Rattlers Breast Cancer Awareness Game








When: October 15
Where: Bradford Leisure Centre

Join the Bradford Rattlers for a Breast Cancer Awareness Night! Join us for an evening of fundraising featuring a ceremonial puck drop.

Coup de Foudre Lingerie










When: October 1 – 31
Where: 2 Orchard Heights Blvd #8, Aurora, ON L4G 3W3

Throughout the month of October, Coup de Foudre in Aurora will donate 5% of all pink item sold to the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre at Southlake to support the first-ever PET-CT scanner in York Region.

Georgina Fire Toques and T-Shirts Fundraiser










When: Oct 1 – 31
Where: Throughout Georgina wherever you see the Georgina Professional Fire Fighters Association in the community

Throughout the month of October, the Georgina Professional Fire Fighters Association will be selling toques and t-shirts to support breast cancer care at the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre at Southlake. Show your support today!

FunDrive to support The Beat Goes On







When: November 2
Where: Newmarket Value Village (130 Davis Dr.) from 3-3:30 p.m.

Support cardiac rehab and care at Southlake by donating used clothing, books, and small household items to the Beat Goes On! Items can be dropped off at the Newmarket Value Village (130 Davis Dr.) on November 2 from 3-3:30 p.m.

Whiskey, Wine & MR Menswear









When: Wednesday, November 1
Where: 505 Pickering Crescent, Newmarket
More Info/ Relevant links: 
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Meet the Southlake family and physician models, for an evening with a taste of whiskey, wine, fine foods, fashion, and live auction. Sponsored by NewRoads Automotive Group, benefitting Southlake’s Stronach Regional Cancer Centre.

Year-round Programs

There are plenty of ways you can support Southlake. One of them is by supporting Southlake Foundation’s dedicated community partners with year-round programs that help us provide leading edge care, close to home!

We extend our deepest appreciation to all of our #SouthlakeCommunityChampions for your unwavering support at your recent events! Your contributions are truly making a difference in the lives of those in our community.

Joe Persechini’s Charity Midway

Joe Persechini has donated a total of $8000 in support of urgent needs at Southlake!

Cobbs Bread

Cobbs Bread has donated a total of $3650 in support of Southlake’s Mental Health Programming!

Tangles Salon & Spa

Tangles Salon & Spa has donated a total of $1000 in support of Southlake’s Cancer Care program!


McHappy Days

A special thanks to Peter Miller and McHappy Day for raising over $22,000!

Sacred Heart CHS

Grade 10 students at Sacred Heart Catholic High School held a carnival, and raised $280 for Southlake’s urgent needs. Thank you for your support!

King City Lions Club

A huge thank you to the King City Lions Club, who raised $5,000 in support of Paediatric Oncology at Southlake, supporting Cancer Care for the youth in our community.

Tim Hortons “Smile Cookie” Week

Your support during Tim Horton’s #SmileCookie week last September was truly incredible. Together, we made a difference in our community as every $1 spent on a Smile Cookie at Southlake’s Tim Hortons went towards supporting the hospital’s most urgent needs, raising $2,094. Thank you for your generosity and for spreading joy with every delicious bite!