Events & News

Lakewood Hospital Foundation Events

Lakewood Hospital Foundation facilitates engagement between the community and Lakewood Hospital through special events and activities that raise critical funds.

Your individual support or sponsorship of our events helps us to engage the community to support the services and programs offered at Lakewood Hospital.

We invite you to check back often to stay updated on our fundraising activities and the ongoing impact of philanthropy at Lakewood Hospital.

Our Next Event

Starry Night

Friday, August 1, 2014
Under the Stars on Belle at Detroit in Lakewood

Mingle with friends, savor gourmet cuisine, enjoy music – all under the stars as we join together to enhance health and wellness through philanthropy.

Lakewood Hospital Foundation is proud to host the 9th annual Starry Night on Friday, August 1, from 6 to10 p.m. under the starlit tents on Belle Avenue at Detroit Road in Lakewood. Recognized as one of the west side’s premier events of the summer, the festivities are held outside on Lakewood Hospital’s campus where guests can dine on a variety of gourmet cuisine offerings and enjoy lively entertainment.

Thank you to Regency Construction Services!
Seven years as our signature sponsor.

Please join us for an evening of food, friends and fun as we come together to make a difference in the fight against diabetes.

Kindly RSVP by July 18, 2014
Please reply early, this event sells out quickly.

RSVP now!

Starry Night Choose Your Own Adventure Travel Raffle - SOLD OUT!

You could win a trip to New York City, Napa Valley or Chicago!
New York City Napa Valley Chicago

New York City:*
Four nights at
Crowne Plaza Times Square; Round trip airfare for two (Cleveland to New York)
and $250 spending cash!

Napa Valley:*
Four nights at Meritage Resort at Napa (pictured above); Round trip airfare for two (Cleveland to San Francisco)
and $250 spending cash!

Four nights at
Crowne Plaza Magnificent Mile; Round trip airfare for two (Cleveland to Chicago)
Chicago Go Card and $250 spending cash!

Or choose your own adventure with $2,500 in travel credit.*

Raffle tickets are only $50 each.
No more than 126 tickets will be sold.
Entrants need not be present at event to win. 
Tickets will be mailed upon receipt of payment.

Thank you so much to everyone who purchased a ticket. Stay tuned for the winner!

Our Past Event

Starry Night

13th Annual Ambulance Chase Presented by Donald Martens & Sons Ambulance Services

Sunday, May 4, 2014

On behalf of Lakewood Hospital Foundation and Lakewood Hospital we’d like to express our heartfelt thanks for your very generous support of the Ambulance Chase. We could not have built this race to the level we have without your participation and interest in our cause. This truly is a first-class event, as demonstrated through the involvement of over 1,000 registered participants, 50+ volunteers and 75 community sponsors.

We are happy to report that more than $55,000 was raised this year – net proceeds of which will benefit Rehabilitation Services and over a dozen other departments to enhance patient care programs at Lakewood Hospital.

Again, we thank you for your continued support of the Ambulance Chase. We are fortunate to have friends like you – community support is vital to our ability to raise much needed funds for patient care at Lakewood Hospital.

Save the date for the 14th Annual Ambulance Chase on Sunday, May 3, 2015!

Click on the photos below to read more about how your support of the Ambulance Chase benefits patients of Lakewood Hospital.

Save the Date for this year's event - Friday, August 1, 2014!

Kindly RSVP by July 18, 2014
Please reply early, this event sells out quickly.

RSVP now!

Starry Night

August 2, 2013

Starry Night is recognized as one of the West Side’s biggest and best street parties.

Check out our images from last year!
To view a full image, simply click on a picture.

13th Annual Ambulance Chase

May 4, 2014
Lakewood Park

The Ambulance Chase has become one of Cleveland's premier 5K run/walks.
Check out our images from this year's run! To view a full image, simply click on a picture.

12th Annual Ambulance Chase

May 5, 2013
Lakewood Park

Check out our images from last year's run! To view a full image, simply click on a picture.

Carlin Elected to Lakewood Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees

July 16, 2014

Lakewood Hospital Foundation announces election of new trustee Michael A. Carlin to its Board of Trustees.

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Lakewood Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees Update

July 15, 2014

Lakewood Hospital Foundation Shares Board of Trustees Update

  • Congratulations to Richard B. Freeman, MD who was named Honorary Lifetime Trustee in appreciation for his 29 years of service on the Board of Trustees, as well as to Pam Berry, who recently completed a 22-year term.
  • Colleen Meredith was elected as secretary. Our thanks to Tom Baker who has expertly filled this role over the past three years.
  • Doug Spiker is the new Governance Committee Chair replacing Mary Anne Crampton who is moving into a another leadership role with the foundation.
  • Cheers to Ambulance Chase co-chairs Chas Geiger and Joe Gibbons who have run this highly successful event for 13 and 8 years respectively. New co-chairs are Tom Baker and Mary Anne Crampton.
Gina Gavlak – Lakewood Hospital Starry Night

July 7, 2014

Did you know that more than 9% of our population in the U.S. have diabetes? Lakewood Hospital Diabetes Program Development Coordinator Gina Gavlak joins Live on Lakeside WKYC to explain more about this event under the stars and how to help those dealing with the disease.

News Archive


Lakewood Hospital Foundation Elects New Trustee

November 20, 2013

Lakewood Hospital Foundation announces the election of Rob Elwood to the Board of Trustees.

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Lakewood Hospital Foundation Elects New Trustee, Names Honorary Lifetime Trustee

June 12, 2013
Lakewood Hospital Foundation announces the election of Warren Coleman to the Board of Trustees and Carol Hall as a Lakewood Hospital Foundation Honorary Lifetime Trustee.

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Lakewood Hospital Foundation Names Emily Speer Assistant Director

November 7, 2012
Lakewood Hospital Foundation has named Emily Speer to the newly created position of Assistant Director. She is responsible for annual giving, special events and stewardship for the foundation.

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Lakewood Hospital Hosts "Starry Night: All Jazzed Up"

July 23, 2012
Lakewood Hospital Foundation will host the seventh annual "Starry Night: All Jazzed Up" on Friday, August 3, from 7-10 pm. The outdoor event will take place in tents located at the corner of Belle and Detroit Avenues in Lakewood. Proceeds will benefit the Diabetes Assistance Initiative, a program of the Lakewood Hospital Diabetes and Endocrine Center. During the event, Lakewood Hospital Foundation will present an award to Regency Construction Services, recognizing the company's sponsorship and support of Starry Night for the past five years.

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Lakewood Hospital Foundation Elects New Trustees

June 29, 2012

Lakewood Hospital Foundation announces the election of Deborah Holmes Dalton and Colleen Meredith to the Board of Trustees, and the following officers re-elected for another term, including Ken Haber, President; Chas Geiger, Geiger’s Clothing and Sports, Vice President; Tom Baker, Tucker Ellis & West LLP, Secretary; and Bob Potts, Wells Fargo, Treasurer.

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Lakewood Hospital 12th Annual Ambulance Chase is May 5, 2013

April 12, 2012
Lakewood Hospital Foundation presents the 12th annual Lakewood Hospital Ambulance Chase on Sunday, May 5 at Lakewood Park. Proceeds from the race will benefit Lakewood Hospital’s Rehabilitation Services and patient care programs. Sponsored by long-time supporter Donald Martens & Sons, the Ambulance Chase includes a 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Walk, and Children’s Chase.

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Mayor Summers Presents Kathy & Ken Haber with "Key to the City" at Mayor's Ball

November 17, 2011
Ken and Kathy Haber were recognized at the fourth annual Lakewood Mayor's Ball for their service and philanthropy.

Lakewood Hospital Foundation and Lakewood Donatos partner on diabetes assistance fundraiser

October 22, 2011
In partnership with Lakewood Hospital Foundation, Lakewood Donatos plans to donate 20 percent of proceeds to support "Dough for Diabetes" fundraiser.

Lakewood Hospital celebrates sixth annual Starry Night benefit for diabetes patients

August 8, 2011
Over 500 people attended Lakewood Hospital's sixth annual Starry night benefit, an event which raises money for Lakewood Hospital's Diabetes Assistance Initiative.

Media Inquiries

Lakewood Hospital Foundation Executive Director Kristin Broadbent is available for media interviews and can provide expert commentary regarding trends and insights related to all facets of charitable giving across the healthcare industry.

Contact the Lakewood Hospital Foundation media team for details on arranging interviews or to inquire about speaking engagements.

Jill Arslanian
Ardent Communications Group
Phone: 216.924.2866

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