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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, King Winterskal Fundraiser

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.

Learn more about The Beat Goes On

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

Smile Cookie Week at Tim Horton’s











When: Monday, April 29 – Sunday, May 5

Where: Participating locations across Newmarket and surrounding areas.

Smile Cookie Week at Tim Horton’s is upcoming! From April 29 to May 5, purchase a Smile Cookie at one of the locations below, and 100 per cent of the proceeds will benefit Southlake’s Emergency Program and our mission of leading edge care, close to home! Approved

Participating Locations Below

  • 16545 Yonge Street, Newmarket
  • 1166 Davis Drive, Newmarket
  • 855 Mullock Drive, Newmarket
  • 17725 Yonge Street, Newmarket
  • 191 Davis Drive, Newmarket
  • 17070 Leslie Street, Newmarket
  • 17310 Yonge Street, Newmarket
  • 17600 Yonge Street, Newmarket
  • 1175 Mulock Drive, Newmarket
  • 17252 Leslie Street, Newmarket
  • 685 Stonehaven Avenue – Unit D, Newmarket
  • 200 Green Lane, East Gwillimbury
  • 17551 Woodbine Avenue East, Gwillimbury
  • 18273 Leslie Street, Sharon

Georgina Spring Fling Marathon





When: Sunday, May 5, 2024

More Info: click here

Race to qualify for the Boston Marathon, as preparation for the fall Georgina Marathon or Half Marathon or use as a stand alone event to run your personal best, set a personal record over the distance, or for a fun day out being active with your family!

St. Andrew’s Chiropractic & Wellness Anniversary






When: Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Book Now: click here

All treatment fees for St. Andrew’s Chiropractic & Wellness this day will go towards supporting the Mental Health Program at Southlake.

McHappy Day











When: May 8, 2024

Where: Participating locations Newmarket and surrounding areas

McHappy Day is coming back to McDonald’s in support of Southlake! On May 8, a portion of all sales will benefit Southlake’s Maternal Child program, ensuring our littlest patients and their families have the tools and equipment needed for their care. Visit one of the participating locations below to make your purchase and support Southlake.

190 Green Lane East, East Gwillimbury
17155 Yonge Street, Newmarket
17760 Yonge Street, Newmarket
1100 Davis Drive, Newmarket
2 Allaura Boulvard, Aurora
229 Earl Stewart Drive, Aurora
10 Taton Court, King City
13233 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill

The Beat Goes On







When: Thursday, May 9, 5 – 6:30 pm

Where: Magna Centre track, 800 Mulock Drive, Newmarket

“The Beat Goes On” is an annual fundraiser that supports Southlake’s Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Program. Join the Cardiac Rehab team and other participants in the 15th annual “The Beat Goes On” Thursday, May 9 from 5 – 6:30pm at the Magna Community Centre. Walk the track and get your steps in or support someone else who is! Register or donate today.

Joe Persechini Charity Midway












When: Thursday, May 9 – Sunday, May 12

Where: Ray Twinney Fitness Centre Parking Lot, 100 Eagle St., Newmarket

The annual Joe Persechini Charity Midway, hosted in the Ray Twinney Parking Lot, is coming back to Newmarket in support of Southlake! Enjoy four days of midway games, food, and fun while supporting your local hospital.

Athletify Promotion 





When: Every Tuesday until June.

Where: athletify.ca16715 Yonge Street Unit 22​, ​​Newmarket​

On now until June, Athletify will donate $5 for every golf bay rental sold on Tuesday’s! All proceeds support priority funding needs at Southlake.

Polo for Heart








When: June 20, 22 & 23

Where: Toronto Polo Club, 13561 Leslie St, Richmond Hill

More Info: click here

Celebrate Polo For Heart and join us for the biggest event of the summer, and watch some of the most exciting polo in North America.

Three unique days and chances to experience the ultimate in entertainment – and all for a great cause! Proceeds to benefit cardiac care at The Southlake Regional Health Centre.

Georgina Marathon






When: Sunday, September 8, 2024

More Info: click here

Run along the south shore of Lake Simcoe through the quiet communities of Georgina on this flat, fast and scenic 5km, Half Marathon and Boston Qualifier Marathon course.

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.


Edge Benefits Golf Tournament

The Edge Benefits has raised a massive $40,714 in support of the Southlake Foundation! This year all funds raised will enable Southlake to bring the gynecological surgical procedure Myosure to benefit over 200 women annually

Sheila & Graham Christopher Memorial Golf Fundraiser

NT Power has raised a total of $6500 in support of the Southlake’s Cancer care program!

NT Power

NT Power has raised a total of $3525 in support of the Southlake Foundation!

Kelson Golf Classic 2023

The Kelson Golf Classic has raised a total of $3456 in support of Priority Needs!

Georgina Marathon

The Georgina Marathon has donated a total of $1995 in support of Cancer Care at Southlake!

Stacked Pancake & Breakfast House

Stacked Pancake and Breakfast House has donated a total of $1010 in support of Cancer Care at Southlake!

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!