Community Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation philanthropic events raise vital funds to support the advanced care and innovative community programs we provide. Learn more about how our signature events support our mission and get involved through volunteering, sponsoring an event or even creating your own community fundraiser to benefit Community Hospice. Browse the events in the table below, or to learn more about Community Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation events, call 904.407.6139.


  • Kelsi Gift of Care Luncheon

    Kelsi Gift of Care Luncheon

    Established in 2008, the Kelsi Young Gift of Care Luncheon supports the Kelsi Leah Young Respite Care Fund, which allows us to provide vital respite care to Community PedsCare families.

    Learn more about the luncheon and the Kelsi Leah Young Respite Care Fund it supports.

  • Derby Run

    Derby Run

    Experience the spirit of the South’s swankiest affair and support Community Hospice & Palliative Care in St. Johns County at the Derby Run, a fun and fashionable evening full of laughter, cheer and downhome charm…including a live viewing of the annual Run for the Roses!

    Learn More about the Derby Run.

  • Halloween Doors & More

    Halloween Doors & More

    Since 2005, Halloween Doors & More has dazzled kids and kids at heart with a fantasy land full of whimsical storybook characters, superheroes, live entertainment and family-friendly fun. Best of all, this “gala of a different sort” supports pediatric palliative and hospice care through Community PedsCare.

    Learn More about Halloween Doors & More.

  • Tree of Life

    Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life event brightens the holidays and honors lost loved ones with a beautifully inspiring program of music, verse and reflection. This annual holiday tradition also lights up our Mandarin campus, with each light representing one of the patients we have cared for since 1979.

    Learn More about Tree of Life.

  • Host your own event

    Host your own event

    From golf tournaments to poker runs, events are often a fun way to raise awareness and financial support for Community Hospice & Palliative Care. We provide you with everything you need to get started, including event guidelines and creative ideas for your event.

    If you are interested in organizing a fundraising event on our behalf, please complete the Special Events Application Form and email it to Community Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation.

    Please refer to Special Event Guidelines for general information, financial information, tax receipts, logo usage, promotions and special support requests.

    We will review your application and discuss event details with your organization before we grant final approval. Specific questions pertaining to your event will be answered at this time.

    Additional resources are available, including: