Foundation and Friends Events

The Foundation and the Friends of Saint Francis sponsor and coordinate various events throughout the year.

Friends Share Days


The Friends of Saint Francis and area businesses partner each month to offer Share Days. A portion of proceeds from sales at a spotlighted business benefits Saint Francis Healthcare System patients and their families.

Live Nativity

Friday, December 15, 5 – 7 pm

Live Nativity

Did you know that St. Francis of Assisi staged the very first Nativity scene in 1223? After visiting the actual birthplace of Jesus in Bethlehem, he returned home to Greccio, Italy and requested permission from Pope Honorius III to recreate the scene so that more could understand how it all began.

Saint Francis Healthcare System will recreate the scene of Jesus’ birth with its annual outdoor Live Nativity. Come and experience the true reason for the season! Invite your neighbors, friends and family to follow the Star of Bethlehem to the Saint Francis Cancer Institute (Entrance 6 – view map) and witness this truly special event.

The Friends of Saint Francis Gala

March 2, 2024

The Friends Gala

The Friends of Saint Francis Gala features live entertainment, dancing, a delicious plated dinner, an open bar, a fabulous live auction and other fun activities!

Glimpse of Europe

Glimpse of Europe, April 2 - 9, 2024

Enjoy the mesmerizing landscapes and rich heritage and flavors of Europe. Travel through the lush green Dutch countryside to the beautiful Rhine Valley, shores of Lake Lucerne and Paris, the ‘City of Lights’. This Glimpse of Europe will give you just a taste of the diversity that makes this continent a favorite holiday destination.

The Friends Golf Tournament

2024 Date To Be Determined

Friends Golf Tournament - Chipping Away at Hunger

The Friends Golf Tournament is an annual four-person scramble with proceeds benefiting community efforts to feed hungry children in our area. Since 2018, this event has provided 403 elementary students with backpacks of food for the weekend. In addition, 375 family members benefited from 70,000 meals provided by our Tiger Bites Summer Feeding Program. Your support helps us feed more hungry children in our area.

Color Dash

2024 Date To Be Determined

Color Dash

The Saint Francis Foundation hosts the annual Color Dash 5K and Fun Walk!

Pickleball Recap