The 14th Annual Rumrunners Celebrity Chef Night held was held on August 16. It was a great success, raising more than $160,000 for Barbara’s Friends – Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund.

The culinary event at Rumrunners in Cape Coral featured live and silent auctions, a champagne toast with prize of a custom designed necklace by award winning Mark Loren Designs, as well as cocktails and fine culinary creations from Chef Todd Johnson and Chef Ralph Centalonza of Rumrunners, Chef Brian Roland of Crave Culinaire, Chef Harold Balink of Harold’s, Chef Andy Hunter of The Bay House, and Chefs Norman & Ryan Love of Norman Love Confections. Rumrunners’ renowned Gourmet Dinner by Chef Todd and his team sold to three guests. This alone brought in a total of $16,750 for the live auction. Additionally,  a ‘Cash Call for Kids’ raised $43,000 to purchase specialized infusion pumps to treat kids with cancer at Golisano Children’s Hospital.

Since 2003, the Celebrity Chef Night event has raised more than $1 million for Barbara’s Friends – Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund. Lee Memorial Health System Foundation. Special thanks to this year’s major sponsors: Century 21 Sunbelt, Siesta Pebble, Texas Roadhouse, Custom Packaging and Products, Private Client Insurance Services, Cheney Brothers, Jason’s Deli, and The Comrie Cancer Foundation.

For more information about the annual Celebrity Chef Night, Barbara’s Friends or Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, please call (239) 343-6950 or visit LeeHealthFoundation.org.




Lee Health Foundation raises philanthropic dollars on behalf of Lee Health including Cape Coral Hospital, Gulf Coast Medical Center, HealthPark Medical Center, Lee Memorial Hospital, and Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. The Foundation provides financial support for many service areas including the Regional Cancer Center, Lee Health – Coconut Point, The Rehabilitation Hospital, Shipley Cardiothoracic Center, Community Health Clinics and Golisano Children’s Hospital Specialty Clinics in both Charlotte and Naples.

Over the past two years, the Foundation has distributed more than $53 million to Lee Health to support its lifesaving mission. Please visit LeeHealthFoundation.org or call (239) 343-6950 for more information about the role of Lee Health philanthropy in southwest Florida.