Annual Events

live. life. Nspired. 5K Run/Family Walk
Check-in between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 10

Check-in at the ambulance garage on Oliver Street (between Harris and Hall Streets)

This annual HGB 5K run and family walk is inspired by Natalie Freiburger’s 11 years of life lived fully. All runners receive a free shirt. (Pre-registered runners are guaranteed a requested size.) Walkers can pre-order a shirt for $5. Additional shirts will also be available for purchase the day of the event.

Course: The 5K run and free family-friendly walk begin on Oliver Street, continue down Cochran Street to Bennett Park and back. (The family walk turns around at Henry Street.) It is fast, flat and USATF-certified. The course closes at 10:25 a.m.

Cash awards for runners: Male and female: First place – $150; second place – $100; Third place – 50; Masters – $50. Top-finishing amateur athletes, as well as the top three finishers in each age group (five-year brackets), also receive awards. Results, awards and refreshments are located at the race/walk finish line.

Register at All proceeds support the Power of One Fund.
Registration options:

  • 5K Run: $18 before Aug. 26, $20 on or before Sept. 9, $25 on race day.
  • Family Run: $43 before Aug. 26, $48 on or before Sept. 9, $60 on race day.
  • Family Walk: FREE

HGB's 4th Annual Gala Celebration
7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15
At AL!VE, 800 W. Lawrence Ave., Charlotte

The mid-Michigan community is invited to attend Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital’s fourth Annual Gala from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15. 

This year’s theme is inspired by the George Bernard Shaw quote, “You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last, you create what you will.” There will be a distinct focus on the ways that being creative results in innovations, including a special “innovation station” showcasing health-related technologies and advances, as well as inventive gadgets in the silent auction.

HGB’s Development Council has planned an evening of excitement including silent auction items, a 50/50 raffle, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and entertainment. Live music in different areas of AL!VE will range from Donny Brown and the Van Dell Tones, to the harp and hammered dulcimer sounds of Martha and John Kuch. The event is generously supported by Presenting Sponsor MSU Federal Credit Union. This year, for the first time, attendees will have the option to use their smart phones to view and bid on auction items.

Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased online. For questions regarding the event or to make other arrangements to purchase tickets, call (517) 543-1050, ext. 2190.

Free childcare for ages 2 to 12 is available for those attending the event who pre-register their children at (517) 541-5803.

Women's Health Experience
10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19
At AL!VE, 800 W. Lawrence Ave., Charlotte

This free annual event is an opportunity for mid-Michigan women to focus on their wants and needs prior to the hustle and bustle of the holidays. 

"It is a a chance for women to relax, learn, socialize, shop and even get some great decorating ideas prior to the holiday season kicking off," said Jenny Wren, HGB director of women's health serivces.

The Women's Health Experience has traditionally focused on five dimensions of health and well-being: do, eat, think, breathe and support. There will be several informational booths and interactive activities. Lunch is also provided in NOURISH by The Big Salad during the event. Free childcare is available for those who are attending the event and pre-register at 517-541-5803.

The event is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Watch for more details to be announced soon!

Golf, Grilling & Guys’ Health
9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, June 17

At AL!VE, 800 W. Lawrence Ave., Charlotte

June is Men's Health Month. Mark your calendars for this fifth annual fun family event featuring interactive activities.

Visit call 517.541.5800 for more information.