Corporate Sponsorships

Corporate partnership opportunities at Memorial are customized individually to meet the needs and goals of both the company and the hospital.  We work closely with all businesses to build programs that not only benefit Memorial but also to maximize your return on investment in the community.


Download the 2012 Sunburst Sponsorship opportunities.

The Sunburst is one of the Midwest’s premier athletic events.  The marathon and half marathon provide a beautiful course along the scenic St. Joseph River; the 10K and 5K runs provide the speed and excitement of the shorter distances and the 5K Fitness Walk encourages and supports general fitness and wellness goals. On the Friday night before the races, there is also a Fun Family Fitness Walk open to everyone in the community.  No matter the distance or pace all participants of the events are treated to a world-class finish on the hallowed grounds of the University of Notre Dame, where you will hear them cheering your name.

All proceeds from the Sunburst support Memorial Children’s Hospital, Northern Indiana’s only designated children’s hospital.  Last year alone, over 3,500 children were treated at Memorial Children’s Hospital. We welcome and treat children with a wide variety of medical and surgical diagnoses from more than 22 referral hospitals and 10 counties throughout Southwestern Michigan and Northern Indiana.

This event is not possible without corporate sponsorships from our community. The Sunburst gives a company an outstanding opportunity to reinforce brand image and promote products and services with the loyal sports-minded public by partnering with this premier fitness event. This is a great way to demonstrate to your employees and the community that you are committed to improving the quality of life for kids and their families at Memorial Children’s Hospital. It is also a great way to promote employee wellness and team-building.

In addition, all sponsorships for this exciting event are fully tax deductible.

For more information, please visit the Sunburst website or contact Kellie Porter at Memorial Health Foundation.

Thank you to all our sponsors from the 2011 Sunburst!


Jazzed About Art is a very popular fundraising event that seeks to raise funds to support the Complementary Care Services of the Memorial Regional Cancer Center. This year's event is taking place on Tuesday, May 8 at Trio's Restaurant and Jazz Club. The event will feature both a silent and live auction filled with art for sale from area artists.  

Complementary Services include yoga, massage therapy, acupuncture and exercise routines for the cancer patients at the Memorial Regional Cancer Center.

For more information about this event, tickets, and sponsorship opportunities, please visit the Jazzed About Art website or contact Kellie Porter.


This inaugural event being held August 4-6 at Blackthorn Golf Club in South Bend benefits Memorial Children's Hospital. Part of the LPGA Symetra Tour, the Four Winds Invitational will feature over 150 golfers competing for a purse of $150,000 and is the largest prize purse on the tour.  

For more details on this fun family event and information on corporate sponsorships please contact either Kellie Porter or Tim Firestone.