Campaigns and Events

Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation holds campaigns throughout the year to fulfill its mission and its impact on the lives of people receiving healthcare in our region. If you are interested in volunteering or donating to any of these events, please contact the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation office at 605.882.7631 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Upcoming Campaigns:

BASH - March 25, 2023 (held annually)centerpieces 2015 online

BASH (Building A Superior Healthcare System) is an annual gala social event hosted by the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation to raise funds for a specific cause at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System. The evening consists of a social hour, gourmet dinner and dessert, live and silent auctions and fabulous entertainment.    

For questions, please contact Lisa Dahl, Foundation’s Executive Director at 882-7631. 

Read more about the cause Give Tomorrows

Yellow Rose Week - June 5-9, 2023 (held annually the first full week of June)Yellow Roses

Yellow Rose Week is the primary fundraiser for the Suzanne Jacobson Memorial Fund (SJMF). It is held the first full week of June each year. Typically yellow roses and bouquets are sold by dedicated volunteers, at local businesses and in other communities in the region. Monetary donations are encouraged and appreciated at any time.  

The SJMF is a grant opportunity for people with a life threatening illness who need financial assistance. Grants are given to applicants based on eligibility and necessity and are used to help pay for medications, transportation, groceries, and rent. Approximately $19,000 in grants are distributed each year.

Suzanne Jacobson was a healthcare provider in Watertown who lost her battle with cancer in 1998. The SJMF is a memorial created by Suzanne’s family and friends to continue her legacy of compassionately caring for others.

Read more about the cause Give Help

Hospital Hill Run - June 10, 2023 (held annually in June)HHrun start2

Part of the proceeds from this annual run and walk held every June is given to the Prairie Lakes Caring Club House. The fundraiser features a 5K run, 5K walk, and a one-mile walk. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome to participate and encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Caring Club House. 

The Prairie Lakes Caring Club House exists to meet the hospitality needs of out-of-town patients, families, and caregivers who receive services through Prairie Lakes Healthcare System. As Prairie Lakes grows as a regional medical center more people come to Watertown for their healthcare needs. As part of our mission to provide compassionate care, we are proud to offer his special home to help ease the burdens individuals may face during a medical experience. Volunteers assist guests daily at the Caring Club House; approximately 1,000 guests are served each year.

Read more about the cause Give Shelter

Celebrating Life - October 2023 (held annually in October)

Hands joined in circle holding breast cancer struggle symbol  on white backgroundPrairie Lakes Healthcare System co-sponsors this annual event with the Watertown Breast Cancer Support Group to host the Celebrating Life awareness event. This free event was created to provide an evening to come together to support, encourage, and comfort each other while also "celebrating life" for those that have had breast cancer touch their lives. 

The Christy Kinney "Pay It Forward" Fund was established by the Watertown Breast Cancer Support Group through the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation. The inspiration for this fund came from members of the Watertown Breast Cancer Support Group who wished to “pay it forward” by assisting breast cancer patients with the amounts they owe to Prairie Lakes Healthcare System. They also wish to carry on Christy Kinney’s legacy. As a breast cancer survivor, Christy positively impacted the lives of many people through her care, concern and compassion. This fund is designed to carry on her mission.

Read more about the cause Pay It Forward: Christy Kinney Fund