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Spirit of Courage - August 3, 2024

Annual benefit for the Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital Cancer Center Charitable Patient Care Fund, providing assistance to uninsured and underinsured patients who need help covering expenses associated with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
Support Spirit of Courage!
Click the Donate Today button to make your donation to support Spirit of Courage! We hope to see you at our 2024 event on August 3 at the Mid-America Center!

Since 2003, our annual Spirit of Courage events have raised over $2 million. One hundred percent of the proceeds are donated to the Spirit of Courage Cancer Center Charitable Patient Care Fund, which assists uninsured and underinsured patients who need help covering expenses associated with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. This fund assists patients by paying for medications, treatments, and deductibles, as well as everyday living expenses such as groceries, rent, and gas. Without this type of financial help, many vulnerable members of our community would need to forgo vital treatments and/or medications.

Silent Auction

Silent Auction

The auction will open in mid-late July for you to browse through items and place your bids online!

Sponsorship Opportunities Available Now!

If you are interested in sponsoring this year's event, please call the Jennie Edmundson Hospital Foundation at 712-396-6040 or email us at jefoundation@nmhs.org.

SPIRIT OF COURAGE GALA 

$1,000 Table Sponsor - Reserved Table for Ten

Cocktails and Silent Auction at 6 PM. Dinner and opening remarks 7 PM – Spirit of Courage Presentations.

$1,500 Patron Sponsor 

Exposure: Your name will be listed on the sponsorship page in the auction program, on volunteer apparel, and on a tee-box sign at the golf tournament. 

Entertainment and Activities: 2 Golfers in the Celebrity Golf Tournament on Saturday morning, and 4 tickets for Saturday evening's “Spirit of Courage” gala and auction.

$2,500 Crystal Sponsor 

Exposure: Signage on the golf course, along with venues and event space, a half-page full-color ad in the event program, a one-color logo on volunteer apparel, a tee-box sign at a golf tournament, and marketing exposure including Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn posts, Foundation e-blasts, and your company name or logo listed as a Crystal Sponsor on the foundation's SOC event webpage. 

Entertainment and Activities: 1 team (4 golfers) in Celebrity Golf Tournament Saturday morning 1 table (ten tickets) for Saturday evening's “Spirit of Courage” dinner and auction.

$5,000 Bronze Sponsor 

Exposure: Your name or company logo will be prominently placed in advertising and marketing materials (social media, website, emails), signage on the golf course, venues, and event spaces, a half-page full-color ad in the event program, priority placement of your logo on volunteer apparel, and Jennie Edmundson Foundation Donor Wall recognition. 

Entertainment and Activities: 1 team (4 golfers) in the Celebrity Golf Tournament Saturday morning—the preferred choice of celebrity; 1 table (ten tickets) for Saturday evening's “Spirit of Courage” dinner and auction with VIP Hospitality Room access.

$10,000 Silver Sponsor 

Exposure: Your name or company logo will be prominently placed in advertising and marketing materials (social media, website, emails), a half-page full-color ad in the event program, priority signage placement on the golf course, venues, and events, priority placement of your logo on volunteer apparel, a plaque on the Jennie Edmundson Foundation Donor Wall. 

Entertainment - Activities: 2 teams (8 golfers) in Celebrity Golf Tournament Saturday morning - the preferred choice of celebrity 2 tables (twenty tickets) for Saturday evening's “Spirit of Courage” dinner and auction with VIP Hospitality Room access.

SPIRIT OF COURAGE GOLF TOURNAMENT

$100 Golf Cart Sponsor

A one-sided, 2'x3', full-color coroplast sign placed on a golf cart - examples: your business card, a color photo, or a message of your choice.

$200 Tee Box Sponsor

A two-sided A-Frame acrylic sign placed on a tee box - examples: your company name, or a 2-3 word message of your choice.

$1,000 Golf Sponsor - 4 Players per Team

Each team is paired with a celebrity golfer and caddy. Each player receives a continental breakfast, green fees with a cart, beverages, snacks, lunch, prizes, and more!

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Past Recipients

Each year, we celebrate and honor four individuals who join us and share their stories of courage during their battles with cancer. Last year, on August 4-5, 2023, we honored Rita Epperson, Brent Malskeit, Fran Shorey and Marlene Turner.

Click on the photos below to view our past programs and to learn more about our past recipients and Spirit of Courage throughout the years.