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 in the week leading up to the dinner event. Proceeds most often are used to purchase equipment for Cass Regional Medical Center.
The 2016 Foundation fundraising dinner was called, "The Inside Scoop," and it took place at 5:30 p.m. on April 16, at Loch Lloyd Country Club in Belton. The event raised $59,000, which was used to underwrite the the expansion the Medical Imaging department as well as a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine.
On April 29, 2017, the Foundation will host Boots & Bar-B-Que at 5:30, located at Big Iron Town Stables and Corral in Pleasant Hill.
The Healthy Angels Ride was founded in 2005 by three Cass Regional nurses- Ginger Friesz, Sheryl Knox, and Kathy Selley – who are also motorcycle enthusiasts. The trio wanted to organize a motorcycle ride to benefit patients at Cass Regional, and from their efforts, the Patient Assistance Fund was founded. The 11th annual Healthy Angels Ride, held Saturday, August 15, 2015, was the conclusion and closing of the annual event. For questions, or for more information, please contact the Foundation office at 816-380-5888, extension 4810.
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 7th annual run is scheduled for Saturday, September 17, 2016. For more information, visit www.grinandbearitrun.com.
To view the results of the 2016 Grin & Bear It Run, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/Results/?raceId=22521.