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Campaigns and Events

Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation sponsors campaigns and events throughout the year to not only raise dollars, but also awareness of the Foundation, its mission and its impact on healthcare services in Watertown and the surrounding 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..


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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.  

Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation hosted BASH 2019 on Saturday May 11 at the Watertown Event Center. BASH 2019 had an enchanted forest theme, encouraging guests to “see the forest through the trees”.  Proceeds from the event will be used to carry on the mission of the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation, looking past supporting the smaller items BASH typically funds (trees) and thinking of the bigger picture of supporting the healthcare system (forest) for years to come.

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Part for the proceeds from this annual run and walk 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. 

Hospital Hill Run 2019 is schedule for June 8. Register online here.

The 2018 Hospital Hill Run raised $2,000 towards the $17,000 annual operating costs. 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.

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Yellow Rose Week is the primary fund raiser for the Suzanne Jacobson Memorial Fund (SJMF). It is held the first full week of June each year and is scheduled for June 3 - 7, 2019. 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. Learn more and order bouquets

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.

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