Mission Hospital Foundation holds several fundraising events throughout
the year to raise funds for the hospital. Please click on the name of
the event to visit the event webpage or select from the navigation panel
on the left.
The proceeds from the Valiant Women Luncheon support three important areas
within Mission Hospital: Mission Women's Wellness Center, Nursing
Center of Excellence and Nursing Scholarship Endowment.
One of the highlights of the Valiant Women Luncheon is a fashion show featuring
Mission Hospital physicians and nurses modeling spring designs from the
retailers at The Shops at Mission Viejo. Since 1997, more than $1.8 million
dollars has been raised at the luncheon to support women's services
at Mission Hospital. Last year more than 500 community members attended
the event and hundreds more supported the event through sponsorships,
in-kind donations and the purchase of raffle tickets.
Enjoy a wonderful day with women in the community playing either nine holes
of golf or a round of croquet at the beautiful San Juan Hills Golf Club.
In addition to golf and croquet, the afternoon includes a luncheon and
prizes. Since the event began, it has raised more than $75,000 for the
needs of the Camino Health Center.
Always a sell-out, the Mission Hospital Golf Classic includes breakfast/lunch/dinner,
contest holes, live auction, raffles and awards. One of the highlights
is the grand prize drawing of an Audi, Infiniti or Volvo.
Since the tournament began 23 years ago, more than $4 million has been
raised for the greatest needs at Mission Hospital, including expansion,
technology upgrades and essential improvements.
Throughout the month of October, Valiant Women host the Breast Health Wall
of Honor to create awareness for the importance of mammograms and raise
funds to support diagnostic care and treatment for breast cancer.
This event encourages community members to honor breast cancer patients
and survivors through a beautiful collection of tributes on the Wall of
Honor, located at The Shops at Mission Viejo.
New York fashion models walk the runway at the annual Camino Health Center
Auxiliary Fashion Show and Luncheon. Presented by South Coast Plaza, the
event is rated among the most popular luncheons in Orange County with
nearly 400 in attendance including prominent physicians, community members
and business leaders. In 2015, the event raised net proceeds of $260,000.
Thanks to the Auxiliary's dream and vision, thousands of families with
nowhere else to turn for health care can rely on Camino. Many of the center's
patients have recently lost jobs, their health care insurance, their homes
and their sense of security. Camino provides hope and healing.
In addition to the fashion show, the event includes a gourmet lunch, premier
silent auction items and luxury raffles.
One of the most elegant and engaging events in Orange County, the Mission
Hospital Holiday Gala is a black-tie event featuring live entertainment
and dancing, live and silent auctions and incredible cocktails and food.
The Holiday Gala celebrates the Spirit of Giving of all those who support
Mission Hospital and highlights the significant ways in which philanthropy
enhances the lives of our patients, their families and the community.
Hosted by the Auxiliary of Mission Hospital, the annual Light Up a Life
tree lighting celebration is held to honor and remember friends, loved
ones and caregivers.
Through this celebration Mission Hospital is able to enhance hospice and
palliative care to include special services such as music therapy and
massage, to expand the bereavement program and to sponsor care for those
who are unable to pay for hospice services.
The event culminates in a moment of reflection as each person holds a votive
candles in the darkened room. Guests are invited to place an ornament
with a personal message on the tree. There are warm embraces, tears and
smiles as guests remember their loved ones.