The Foundation organizes a variety of events throughout the year to help support general and specific SLV Health programs and services.  

Here is a list of the 2019 dates followed by a brief story of the 2017 events.

2019 Event Calendar:

Alamosa Round Up a Cure Night - Alamosa Fair Grounds - 7:00 p.m., Saturday, June 22

BBQ and Quilt Auction at Conejos County Hospital - CCH, La Jara, 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 22

Bolos and Boots Dinner by Invitation - 6:30 p.m., Friday, July 19

Ski High Stampede/Rodeo - "Tough Enough to Wear Pink" - 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 27

Sporting Clay Classic - Del Monte Gun Club, Saturday & Sunday, August 24 & 25

Stephanie L Miner 5K Walk/Run - Cole Park, Alamosa, 9:45 a.m. Saturday, September 21

2017 Events:

Hungry for Hope dinner and auction – April 29, 2017

The 2nd annual Hungry for Hope dinner benefiting the new cancer center at San Luis Valley Health is Saturday, April 29, 2017.  Last year, participants enjoyed a meal that was donated by Ronnie and Glenda Martinez, Mountain View Restaurant and the Auction was sponsored by the Magnolia Society.  Many local individuals and businesses contributed to the auction. This family event was held at the Alamosa Parks and Recreation Center.

SLV Health Foundation Charity Classic String Golf Tournament – Sunday, June 18, 2017

SLV Health Foundation sponsors a charity "string" golf tournament at Cattails Golf Course in Alamosa.    The 4-person scramble uses string based on team handicap to improve their score.  This fun event brought lots of laughs in 2016 and ended in a tie where those teams had a closest to the pin competition to determine the champs.  The $70 registration (per player) includes 18 holes, cart, polo, and light breakfast & lunch.  Numerous prizes are awarded throughout the event. This event benefits the cancer center at SLV Health. For information or to register contact Jon Atencio at the Pro Shop Cattails Golf Course 719-589-9515 or

Bolos and Boots – Friday, July 21, 2017

The San Luis Valley Health Foundation Board of Directors hosts the annual Bolos and Boots dinner and auction to benefit SLV Health in our efforts to expand and enhance our cancer services close to home for Valley residents. The event consists of a cocktail reception, dinner, auction, and awards. 

Tough Enough to Wear Pink – Saturday, July 29, 2017

The Ski-Hi Stampede event is held in June every year. Each year the Stampede Committee and collects funds raised at the event including "Tough Enough to Wear Pink" T-shirt sales and presents the donations to the San Luis Valley Health Foundation.  Accepting the check in the front row from left to right are board members Jacki Kennedy, Mary Motz, and President Sheila Hicks.

Del Monte Gun Club Sporting Clay Shoot- Saturday & Sunday, August 19 & 20, 2017

Since 2004, the Del Monte Gun Club has hosted an annual clay shoot to raise funds for the Stephanie L. Miner Women's Imaging Center. After the center was opened, the money raised has been used to help start and support the CARE Fund (see below) and most recently the money raised will be used to benefit the new cancer center.

13th Annual Stephanie L. Miner 5k Walk/Run – Saturday, September 23, 2017

The Annual Stephanie L. Miner Women's Imaging Center 5K Walk/Run takes place on a fall Saturday morning in Cole Park; registration begins about four weeks prior. Held since 2004, proceeds from the event first helped with construction costs and to maintain the Stephanie L. Miner's Women's Imaging Center that officially opened in 2006. Event proceeds are now earmarked to help with the new cancer center at SLV Health.


SLV Health Employee Campaign

Since 2004, employees have given back over $400,000 toward improving patient services and supporting one another. The Employee Campaign is the main fundraiser for our Employee Assistance Program, a program that has assisted many employees and their families facing difficult circumstances. Through the years, the money has also been used to purchase items for several departments. From the very simple — such as teddy bears for our surgical patients, replacing all of the patient room TV’S throughout the SLV Health Regional Medical Center, to a completely remodeled cafeteria where both staff and visitors can dine — employee contributions have made a BIG difference throughout the hospital.


The CARE Fund provides financial resources for patients to acquire care associated with the Stephanie L. Miner Women's Imaging Center who cannot otherwise pay for these services. Since November 2008, more than 140 women have since received assistance for procedures that include mammograms, and breast and pelvic ultrasounds.
The CARE fund was started by a generous donation from the Magnolia Society and the Del Monte Gun Club and now receives contributions from several other local organizations.