2020 Prescription: Strength

Cherry Health has been at the center of public health in Michigan for over 30 years. With 75,000 patients at 20 sites in 7 counties, Cherry Health provides excellent, affordable, comprehensive health care to everyone who needs it, regardless of insurance or income.

Right now, we need community support to ensure access to service continues. Our annual spring fundraising luncheon, Prescription: Strength, has been re-imagined as a digital event, moving up to May 6 to address the urgency of need.

Virtual Table Hosts will invite digital ‘guests’ to make time to engage in a 5-minute video, offering a behind-the-scenes look into Cherry Health’s response to the health crisis. Our story of hope through health is affirmed as community philanthropists and leaders step in to bridge the gap for these patients, often marginalized in our communities.

If you could invite 10 (or more) of your friends to participate in this fundraiser via email, please contact Laura Portko, Foundation Coordinator, at or 616.965.8254.

If you are able to simply be a ‘guest’, consider a donation and post on Facebook, please register to attend here.

In a time of uncertainty, those who step in to create health equity and security for those in jeopardy are acting in faith. Thank you for taking action every way you can.

Special thanks to these important sponsors:

Matching Gift Challenge Sponsors

Patti Griswold & Kevin Haviland

Debra L. Sikanas & Dr. Russell Radford

Supporting Sponsors

John Hunting

Dr. & Dr. Tim & Leslie Pelkey

Wolverine Building Group

Friend Sponsors

Comerica Bank

Pioneer Construction

Quest Diagnostics

Media Sponsor

West Michigan Woman


Tour Changes

Due to our efforts to keep each other safe and healthy during the days ahead, our tours of the health centers are indefinitely postponed. If you are interested in finding out more about Cherry Health, please give us a call for a personal explanation of our mission. Please contact Kate Klemp, Annual Giving & Donor Relations Manager, at 616.965.8267 or


2020 Cherry Health Celebration 

Planning the future with imagination and wisdom, Cherry Health invites the community to gather at 20 Monroe Live, in downtown Grand Rapids on Thursday, November 5, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for our annual Cherry Health Celebration. Proceeds from this key fundraising event support Cherry Health Foundation’s mission to improve the health and wellness of the communities served, regardless of income or insurance. The evening includes a dinner of culinary delights, unique beverages with entertainment and a memorable, moving program. What could the future look like if we have the vision to collaborate, lead and give? That is 20/20 Vision.

For more information and to register, contact or 616.965.8254. Tickets are $100 each and sponsorship opportunities are available.

Through sponsors, individual donors and pledges made at 2019 Cherry Health Celebration, over $143,000 was donated in support of Cherry Health’s mission. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kate Klemp, Annual Giving & Donor Relations Manager, at 616.965.8267 or

Check out the patient feature from our 2019 Cherry Health Celebration: