Prescription: Strength Fundraising Luncheon

On May 17, 2018, Cherry Health Foundation is hosting Prescription: Strength, a one hour luncheon supporting Cherry Health’s work in community health. Join us as we showcase our school based programs and raise fund for our mission to ensure access to comprehensive, primary and behavioral health care for the most vulnerable among us. The event is free, but there will be a request to support the mission as part of the program. For questions regarding the event, please contact Kate Klemp, Annual Giving and Donor Relations Manager, Cherry Health Foundation at or 616.965.8267, or register for the event online below.

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Lunch & Learn Tours

The Foundation hosts tours of our Heart of the City Health Center at 100 Cherry Street SE in Grand Rapids. And we want YOU to join us! Experience a special behind-the-scenes look at how Cherry Health patients are served daily and hear stories of those who did not have access to health care before coming to Cherry Health. Key staff will be on hand to answer questions you may have about Cherry Health and the Foundation. Lunch will be provided.

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Upcoming Tour Dates

  • Friday, April 27
  • Thursday, May 31
  • Friday, August 24
  • Thursday, September 13
  • Friday, October 5

Questions? Please contact us at 616.965.8254 or


Cherry Health Celebration 2017

On Wednesday, November 1, the Foundation hosted its seventh Cherry Health Celebration presented by Lighthouse Group and Prime Maintenance/Spidle Contracting. This annual tradition is a key fundraising event supporting Cherry Health’s mission to improve the health and wellness of the communities we serve. We are delighted this year’s Celebration honored our partnership with Legal Aid of Western Michigan and the legacy of Robert J. “Bob” Eleveld during the event attended by nearly 350 guests. or 616.965.8267.

Cherry Health has partnered with Legal Aid to integrate attorney services into our multidisciplinary team. The first and only of its kind in Michigan, this innovative program addresses patients’ legal needs that adversely affect their health. In providing this service at Cherry Health, we are able to assist those who cannot afford counsel in matters such as unsafe or unsanitary living conditions, employment, loss of benefits or domestic violence.

Event proceeds benefit the Cherry Health Foundation which supports Cherry Health services to 71,000 patients who make nearly 700,000 visits a year for comprehensive medical, dental, vision and counseling services regardless of income or insurance. Of our health center patients, for whom income data was obtained, 96% are impoverished or below minimum wage.

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