Niagara Hospice Special Events

Niagara Hospice and community groups and individuals host dozens of events each year to help support our mission of providing expert care and personalized support for patients, families and caregivers facing a terminal illness. Listed below are the annual fundraising events organized by Niagara Hospice.

Facebook offers an easy option to create a fundraiser for Niagara Hospice! Click here for instructions to set up your fundraising activity! For a list of events that benefit Niagara Hospice, view the Event Calendar or for questions or sponsorship opportunities, contact our Special Events Department at 716-280-0766

"Thank you for supporting our special events and fundraisers! We invite you to sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of the home page or email" -- Allison Bolt, Special Events Coordinator.


Spring Bouquet Sale

February 28th, 2022-March 5th, 2022

Held annually in March right before the official beginning of spring, the Spring Bouquet Sale enlists the help of churches, businesses, schools and organizations throughout Niagara County to help sell beautiful, fresh bouquets of flowers. This event relies heavily on volunteers and our community partners to be successful. Become a pre-sale coordinator, a walk-up sale location, or help deliver during the week of the sale. If you are interested in helping with the sale, call 280-0766.




Hospice Gran Fondo

What is a Gran Fondo? A Gran Fondo is a type of ride that originated in Italy and translates to Big Ride. Known as a party on wheels, Gran Fondos offer food and refreshments along the route and are followed by huge post-race parties. The Hospice Gran Fondo offers all that and more! Several of the refreshment stops are at Niagara Wine Trail wineries. The wineries also offer tastings and sell wine by the bottle at the post-race party. The post-race party features live music, draft beer, wine tastings, fruit, water, and more! The Hospice Gran Fondo offers riders the opportunity to ride along some of the most beautiful bike routes Western New York has to offer. Riders can choose routes of 62 miles (100 km), 33 miles or 15 miles.



Jack Beatty Memorial Cruise and Clambake

The Jack Beatty Memorial Cruise and Clambake is held every summer at the Youngstown Yacht Club. Local skippers generously donate their boats to take you on a leisurely cruise up the Niagara River. Enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and live music while you're on the water. After the cruise, return to the beautiful Youngstown Yacht Club for a fabulous clambake dinner and live entertainment. For more information, visit


The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon was first introduced by event chairman Paul Beatty, Jr. in the fall of 2011 as the Hospice Dash Half Marathon. The event was such a huge success that Niagara Hospice decided to promote the race on a national level and make it a premier annual event. The special events department has gone to great lengths to make sure that this is the one race you will want to mark on your calendar year after year.

This race offers it all: a pre-race concert, live music along the route, historic sites, beautiful views of the Niagara River and Lake Ontario, post-race celebration, high-quality racing t-shirts, custom-made race medals to commemorate your great achievement, great food, and so much more! So, are YOU mighty?



Get your ticket for the stay-at-home reverse raffle for your chance at $10,000. You can also bid on food, beverage, events, experiences and memorabilia items in our online silent auction. 

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