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.

Starry Night

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

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Join us for one of the West Side's biggest and best 5K races, Lakewood Hospital Foundation's 13th Annual Ambulance Chase! This event has provided more than $460,000 in support of the full spectrum of Lakewood Hospital's Rehabilitation Services as well as patient care programs.

The Ambulance Chase features a scenic Western Lakewood course, B-Tag timing and great food. Individual registration is $20 per person if registered by April 21 and $25 per person April 22 through race day. Teams of 10 or more receive a discounted rate of $18 per person. Team entry forms and fees must be submitted together and received no later than April 21.

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NOTE: All preregistered participants guaranteed a shirt.

To register a team or learn more about how you or your organization can support the Ambulance Chase, please contact Emily Speer at 216.529.7080 or

Thank you to Donald Martens & Sons Ambulance Services for 13 years as our Presenting Sponsor.

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

Starry Night

Starry Night

Friday, August 1, 2014

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

Mark your calendar now. Invitation and ticket purchase information will arrive soon. For more details, call 216.529.7009.

Photo Gallery

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 this year! To view a full image, simply click on a picture.

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

12th Annual Ambulance Chase

May 5, 2013
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.

Join us for this year's race on Sunday, May 4, 2014!

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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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