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Foundation Programs & Events

Our philanthropic events throughout the year allow generous donors like you to support our mission and change lives.

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The power of philanthropy

Our philanthropic events bring communities together to support patients, advance research, train tomorrow's caregivers and fund Gundersen's world-class care.

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Miracle Gala cake auction.

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® Miracle Gala

When we change kids’ health, we change the future. Your donations to our 2023 Miracle Gala raised a record-setting $102,000 to make miracles happen for local children who need special medical care. Give now to create miracles or join us for the upcoming Miracle Gala on April 12 at the Cargill Room in downtown La Crosse. Ticket sales open in early 2024.

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Drive for Hope

Our annual Sue Eber Memorial Drive for Hope Golf Tournament raises philanthropic support “fore” lung cancer research and patient support programs at Gundersen. The 4-person-scramble tournament includes green fees, cart, lunch, gifts and hole prizes, plus a celebration when your team reaches the 19th hole at the La Crosse Country Club. Drive for Hope will return on June 2nd, 2025.  Give now to support local lung cancer research and patient support programs.

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Steppin' Out in Pink

Our annual breast cancer fundraising event brings us together each September to celebrate breast cancer survivors and remember those we've lost so that future generations won't have to. Since 2006, more than $7 million raised has:

  • Supported research to find answers  
  • Purchased diagnostic instruments to detect breast cancer sooner  
  • Subsidized mammograms because everyone deserves screenings  

You can give now or walk with us in the fight against breast cancer for Steppin’ Out in Pink on Sept. 14, 2024, in downtown La Crosse. 

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CMN Hospitals Radiothon

Hear from families helped by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals when you tune in to Radiothon on Oct. 10-11, 2024. Broadcasted live from our Clinic in La Crosse with our radio partners at Mid-West Family La Crosse, we hope their stories of courage will inspire you to help other kids facing medical battles. Give now or tune in to Z93, 95.7 The Rock and KQ98.

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Where generosity changes lives
I felt the biggest impact at my first Steppin' Out in Pink, which happened to be just days before my double mastectomy. I was instantly filled with hope, being surrounded by strong survivors.
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Past philanthropic events

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Supporters of CMN Hospitals at Fox Hollow for the Miracle Open golf event.
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Charlie Steger, a 2023 CMN Hospitals Hero, with Dallas Werner at the Miracle Gala. Dallas purchased Charlie's art during the Art Auction.
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Golfers at Drive for Hope, an annual event to support lung cancer research and patient support programs.
Breast cancer survivors and supporters prepare to walk in Steppin’ Out in Pink
Breast cancer survivors and supporters at Steppin’ Out in Pink 2023.

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There are many ways to give to Gundersen Medical Foundation. Choose an area that’s near and dear to your heart.

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Our Impact

Thanks to generous donations, we’re making a real difference in the health of our community—now and for future generations.

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