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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.

St. Andrew’s Market








When: July 4 – August 29, 2024, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Where: 2 Orchard Heights Boulevard, Aurora

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It’s summer market season, so come browse through the weekly Courtyard Market. Stop by the second-hand clothing booth with pre-loved clothing items being sold to raise funds in support of Southlake.

Poker Run for Kids with Cancer










When: Saturday, July 27, 2024, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: Newmarket Optimist Club, 56 Forhan Ave., Newmarket

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The Newmarket Optimist Club along with Kawartha Lakes Charity Riders bring you the 11th Annual Poker Run for Kids with Cancer. Proceed go directly to Southlake’s Paediatric Oncology Clinic.

Polo for the Cure











When: Saturday, July 27, 2024

Where: Toronto Polo Club, 13401 Leslie Street, Richmond Hill

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Join this remarkable all-women’s polo event dedicated to raising funds and awareness breast cancer treatment at Southlake.










When: Saturday, August 17, 2024

Where: Aurora Town Park

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Aurorapalooza is a non-profit music festival, supporting mental health initiatives at Southlake. Join for a day of great music and support mental health care in our community.

Pitch in for a Cause








When: Saturday, August 24, 2024

Where: Lakeview Golf Course, 2051 Metro Rd N, Jackson’s Point

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Pitch in for a Cause is an excellent opportunity to support the Maternal Child Program at Southlake Regional Health Centre and have a great time golfing! Sign up as an individual or form your own team of friends, family or coworkers.

Georgina Marathon






When: Sunday, September 8, 2024

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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.

Run for Bradford










When: Sunday, September 22, 2024

Where: Bradford Community Centre, 125 Simcoe Rd., Bradford

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Join other runners and walkers for a fun day in support of Southlake! With a fun 1km Family Walk, 2km, 4km, and 10km there is something for everyone. Free lunch is provided. Register today!

NewRoads LakeRide






When: Sunday, September 22, 2024

Where: NewRoads Performing Arts Centre, 505 Pickering Cres., Newmarket

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Join us at the 9th annual NewRoads LakeRide, in support of the Mental Health Program at Southlake! Registration is NOW OPEN with 10K, 20K, 45K, 80K, and 125K route options for riders of all abilities, this ride is a great way to spend quality time with friends or family and show your support of Southlake.

Run for Newmarket










When: Sunday, October 13, 2024

Where: Fairy Lake Park, 520 Water St., Newmarket

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Join other runners and walkers for a fun day in support of Southlake! With a fun 1km Family Walk, 3km and 5km, there is something for everyone. Free lunch is provided. Register today!

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!