The Botsford Foundation is extremely appreciative of those individuals, businesses and organizations who organize events to support Botsford Health Care programs and services.
Scroll down this page to learn about some of the wonderful events that non-affiliated groups and individuals have organized and conducted to help us provide high-quality, compassionate healthcare.
If you wish to have a special event to benefit The Botsford Foundation/Botsford Health Care please fill out the proposal form below. Should you have any questions the Foundation staff is available to discuss the proposal at any stage of the process.
For more information on how you might help, contact the Foundation Development Officer Don Cohen at (248) 442-5065 or click here.
Current Donor-Organized Fundraisers for Botsford
- The Jevon R. Hotchkiss Memorial Golf Outing
It was early in the morning on July 28, 2011 when Jevon Hotchkiss, 24, a nighttime DJ on WDTW (106.7 FM) known on-air as “Jevon Hollywood”, was struck by a car. Hotchkiss was rushed by ambulance to Botsford Hospital where he died a few days later.
“Jevon was a wonderful person, and we all miss him terribly,” said Jeremy Byrnes, a friend of Hotchkiss and one of the organizers of The Hotchkiss Cup, the annual golf outing held in Jevon’s memory. “We decided to raise money for Botsford because we know how hard they worked to save him, and how well they cared for us during those difficult days we spent at the hospital.”
- The proceeds of the 2013 Golf Outing, more than $7,000 (!) have already made their impact all around the hospital.
- The Emergency Department has four new, large, wheelchairs for patient use.
- The Rehabilitation Unit has a new large-screen television for exercise and entertainment.
- The Respiratory Department has five new percussors to assist patients clear their lungs.
- The Trauma Department has a new “sleeper chair” so family members can stay close.
- The GeroPsych Department will receive items to promote mental and physical dexterity.
Find out more information on The Hotchkiss Cup on Facebook.
- Benny Edwards Music
By day he is Ben Hogg, financial advisor. By night he is Benny Edwards, a talented musician with a big heart. Ben is committed to fighting breast cancer which took the life of his friend Ellen Grumeretz. In 2013 he organized and headlined two concerts with musical guests (Loving with Cancer, The Flamingo Incident) to raise $5,000 for The Botsford Cancer Center, and plans more in 2014. The funds have gone to support breast cancer screenings for women unable to afford screenings on their own.
Find out more about Benny Edwards on Facebook.
See video of The Flamingo Incident Concert to benefit the Botsford Cancer Center.
- The Wild Game Benefit Dinner
Each January since 2007 the Costantino Del Signore (CDS) Foundation has been holding a Wild Game Dinner bringing more than 800 people to Laurel Manor in Livonia for major fun, and fundraising. Proceeds are divided among several area institutions that CDS Foundation President Richard Asztalos and his board consider vital to meeting the health needs of our community. We are very pleased that, so far, more than $31,000 has been directed to The Botsford Cancer Center to provide patient support.
Find out more information on The CDS Foundation.
- The Hunters Ball
In 2009 Julie Durham was lead mammography coordinator for Botsford, and had started a non-profit to fund breast cancer screenings. Her efforts resulted in The Hunters Ball which has become an annual event for women to get together at the start of Michigan’s hunting season. Soon joined in the effort by Mary Kabisa, over the years the Ball has raised more than $15,000 for women requiring breast imaging at the Botsford Breast Center who would otherwise fall through the health care safety net. This past year the event was once again held at Kabisa’s business, Casa De Amici Unique Furnishings & Interior Design at Colasanti’s Market in Highland, raising more than $2,000.
Find out more information on The Hunters Ball and Casa De Amici.
- The Chubb Charity Golf Challenge
Since 2004, Mark Fisher, principal of LSG Insurance Partners, has gathered a foursome to play in the Chubb Charity Golf Challenge and designated The Botsford Foundation as their charity of choice. Some years have been better than others, but in 2013 they won another $11,500 for The Botsford Foundation, bringing their 10-year total to more than $66,000.
Find out more information on LSG Insurance Partners.