You are invited to join us for these Amazing community events.


Throughout the year, Sparrow is the proud beneficiary of a variety of community fundraisers. We are grateful to the individuals and organizations that share our passion for extraordinary care, inspired by the work they put into these events, and honored that they choose to help us impact the health of our community. Please, take advantage of these excellent opportunities to make new friends, have some fun and support a great cause.


  • Making the Turn Against Parkinson's Golf Outing:  June 16, 2017 at Brookshire Inn & Golf Course in Williamston. This annual event provides funds to Sparrow's Michigan Athletic Club Parkinson's exercise programs.  Making the Turn Against Parkinson’s is a non-profit organization dedicated to using their passion for golf to educate the general public about Parkinson's disease and positively impact the lives of those living with Parkinson's and their family members throughout the state of Michigan.  To register, please visit
  • Max's Race, 5k: East Lansing: 8:30 a.m. on June 24, 2017, MSU Campus. Annual 5K Run/Walk on the campus of Michigan State University to raise money and awareness of local programs focused on helping kids and their families with medical services.  This year we are encouraging participants to dress up in their favorite costume for a morning of fun and charity. Max was the happiest of children, always smiling and spreading joy.  When he was seven months old he contracted bacterial spinal meningitis and spent a month in Sparrow Hospital's Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. His incredibly strong will and determination helped him overcome the illness. Because of his meningitis, Max needed seven surgeries, including a cochlear implant to help restore his hearing.  At the time, he was the youngest in Michigan to receive the implant.  No matter how many surgeries, hospital stays or therapy appointments, Max never complained and always overcame the obstacles placed before him.  Max died March, 12, 2005 at the age of six from complications from meningitis.  Max’s family is still fighting to make a difference in his memory.
  • Care for the Caregivers Ice Cream Social: August 25 at the Sparrow Professional Building Atrium.  Who doesn't love some ice cream!  Enjoy a cool treat and provide support to your coworkers at the same time.  Thank you for your support of Care for the Caregivers Fund!
  • The Color Run Lansing:  On Saturday, September 30, the Happiest 5K on the Planet is coming to Lansing! More information and sign-up links will be available soon, but for background information on the event, please visit
  • Care for the Caregivers Book and Gift Sale: October 18-19, 3rd floor Atrium of the Sparrow Professional Building from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Care for the Caregivers Bake Sale: November 16, 2017 from 7 am - 4 pm or while supplies last at the Sparrow Professional Building Atrium. Support your coworkers and eat sweet treats at the same time! Support the Care for the Caregivers Fund! We hope you will consider making a donation to the Care for the Caregiver Fund
  • Care for the Caregivers Craft Sale: December 14, 3rd floor Atrium of the Sparrow Professional Building from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

Interested in planning an event to benefit an area of your personal passion at Sparrow? Please complete our 3rd Party Event Form;or email Foundation@SPARROW.ORG