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Race to help others

What could be better than spending a beautiful summer morning in the park? How about helping others at the same time at the The Amazing Race to Stop Diabetes.

The annual event, presented by Smith’s Restaurant, takes place Saturday, June 1, in Artesian Park in Clinton. The 2019 event includes a twist – optional challenges to complete along the way. more...

GVMH Foundation Celebrating 30 Years

Valentine’s Day embraces the many forms that love takes. This year, that will include the love of donors. On Feb. 14, the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital Foundation will mark 30 years of touching lives. Two days later, the Foundation’s anniversary gala will celebrate those successes. more...

Event raises funds for local diabetes patients

Lightning and thunder stopped The Amazing Race to Stop Diabetes before it started, but a rainstorm didn’t dampen the giving.

Race sponsors and donors gave more than $9,400 to the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital Foundation. The money helps individuals pay for prescriptions, supplies, classes and eye exams. more...

‘Lights of Life’ tree helps grieving families this year

The lobby at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital glows with hundreds of tiny Christmas tree lights. Nestled among the lights are silver stars, each one printed with the name of a life that matters. More than 50 stars already are on the tree to celebrate, honor or remember loved ones, said Deanna Hendrich with the GVMH Foundation. more...

 Annual Halloween Hustle benefits local patients

Perfect weather greeted runners and walkers at the sixth annual Halloween Hustle and Super Hero Dash.

Presented by Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare, the event was held the morning of October 21.  Dozens of adults, children and dogs -many in costume - turned out to help local cancer patients and others coping with lymphedema. more...

Halloween Hustle 5K helps patients in need

Safe or scary? Whichever you prefer, you can find fun that suits you at the sixth annual Halloween Hustle. Presented by Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare, the 5K walk/run raises funds to help local cancer patients.

 The 5K and Super Hero Dash are set for Saturday morning, Oct. 21, at the Missouri Department of Conservation trail on Second Street in Clinton. The 5K is open to walkers and runners of any age, and the Super Hero Dash is open to children 12 and younger. more...

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GVMH Foundation fall benefit presented by Equity Bank

The look, feel and timing are different, but the mission remains the same for the 10th annual benefit for the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital Foundation.

 “We’re here to help patients,” said Sarajane Roberts, chair of the foundation’s board. “We step in to fill the gaps and make sure needs are met.”

 “Soirée in the Golden Valley – A GVMH Street Fair” is presented by Equity Bank and set for Saturday evening, Sept. 30, at the Benson Center in Clinton, and includes food, music and entertainment.  Tickets are $100 each, with sponsorships and other giving opportunities available. more...

RE/MAX Truman Lake agency helps keep babies safer

The team at RE/MAX Truman Lake displays the “This Side Up” T-shirts they have purchased for several years for all babies born at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital.  The message reminds caregivers to place babies on their backs to sleep, which is a way to help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Each year the RE/MAX agents and staff sell doughnuts to raise the funds for the shirts.  Kathy Shoemaker of RE/MAX (center right) presents the fundraiser proceeds to Deanna Hendrich of the GVMH Foundation (center left). For more information about the nonprofit organization, please call 660-890-7108, email foundation or visit the “Giving” pages at 

GVMH Foundation Donates AED's


To help ensure a quick response in the event of an emergency, the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital Foundation recently purchased two AEDs (automated external defibrillators) for the Benson Convention Center and the Clinton Community Center.  The AEDs can save lives when an individual experiences a heart attack.  Pictured from left are Jim Smith and Deanna Hendrich, GVMH Foundation, and Ann Drury and Brad Combs, Clinton Parks and Recreation.

Annual Diabetes Walk raises $17,000

The Olympics theme song played in the background and a torch led the way for participants at the 12th annual Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare Diabetes Walk.

More than 175 people gathered at Clinton High School the morning of Saturday, March 19, to “Go for the Gold: Beat Diabetes!” Proceeds this year totaled $17,000. more...

Time to ‘Go for the Gold’ at upcoming Diabetes Walk


You can spend a fun Saturday morning and support a worthwhile cause when you participate in the 2016 Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare Diabetes Walk.

Set for Saturday, March 19, at the Clinton High School, the theme this year is “Go for the Gold: Beat Diabetes!” as a salute to the upcoming Summer Olympics.

The Clinton Elks Lodge will serve a grab-and-go breakfast in the commons beginning at 8 a.m. that includes breakfast burritos, muffins, fresh fruit and beverages. Donations are welcome. more...  

Annual Halloween Hustle Benefits Cancer Patients


The drizzle and gray skies only added to the atmosphere when runners and walkers of all ages gathered for the fourth annual Halloween Hustle and Monster Dash presented by Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare.

Held the morning of October 31, the event attracted dozens of participants – many in costume – who didn’t let a few rain drops keep them from supporting local patients coping with the side effects of cancer. more...

Date set for annual GVMH Foundation gala

An Evening to Remember, the annual fundraising gala for the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital Foundation, will be held Saturday evening, November 21, at the Benson Center in Clinton.

The gala has a “Denim and Diamonds” theme and includes dinner, a live auction and music by Private Stock, a well-known regional band. Individual tickets are $125, and a limited number of tables of 10 are available for $1,250. This year the presenting sponsor is HCA Midwest Health. Diamond sponsors include Compass Health Network, HMN Architects, Murray Company and Dr. James and Stacie Womack. The opportunity to be a sponsor is still available.

The funds raised will be used to support cardiology serves at GVMH by purchasing new equipment for the cardiac rehabilitation center that will open in 2016. The proceeds from last year’s event were earmarked for a walking track that is designed especially for patients as they begin their recovery.

“The expanded cardiac rehab area complements the care provided daily in our community by top-quality cardiologists,” said Tim Glasscock, chair of the hospital’s board of directors and emcee for the event. “This allows our patients to receive premier services right here at home.”

Individuals who cannot attend the gala but would like to contribute may do so. “Stars in the Sky” is a memorial honoring survivors and those who have lost their lives to cardiovascular disease and stroke. For a donation of $25, a luminary will be displayed at the gala with the name of the individual being honored. In addition, the “Circle of Light” will honor those who donate $125 or more.

The Foundation welcomes donations in any amount. All contributions are tax-deductible. For more information or to make a reservation, please call 660-890-7108 or email

Presenting Sponsor


Diamond Sponsor


Dr. James & Stacie Womack


Gold Sponsor



Dr. Bill & Bobbie Jo Dailey

Craig Thompson


Silver Sponsor

UMB Bank


Deadline nears for Halloween Hustle 5K to help cancer patients


Individuals of all ages can participate in the Halloween Hustle 5K walk/run held annually in Clinton.  Children can enjoy the one-mile Monster Dash.  The event, which raises money for local cancer patients, is presented by Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare and takes place Saturday morning, October 31, at the Missouri Department of Conservation trail on South Second.  Click here for the registration form. 

The Halloween is quickly approaching, and that means the annual Halloween Hustle 5K walk/run and kids' run is right around the corner with registration now open. 

Presented by Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare, the 5K and one-mile Monster Dash are set for Saturday morning, October 31, at the Missouri Department of Conservation trail on Second Street in Clinton.  Proceeds from the event go to the GVMH Foundation to help local cancer patients with services and supplies not covered by insurance or other means. more....

Diabetes Walk Raises $15,000

The weather outside might have been chilly, but a little dance music kept folks moving during the 11th annual GVMH Diabetes Walk.

More than 150 people gathered at Clinton High School on Saturday, March 28, for the walk, which benefited local patients coping with the disease. Proceeds this year totaled about $15,000, according to GVMH representatives. more... 

Date set for annual GVMH Diabetes Walk

Mark your calendars and get out your dancing shoes! The date has been set for the 11th annual Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare Diabetes Walk.

“Dance to the Beat: Stomp out Diabetes!” is the theme for 2015. The walk, presented by Walgreens, will take place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 28, at the Clinton High School. Teams are encouraged to choose a decade or a particular type of dance and dress the part. The morning’s activities will begin at 8 a.m. with registration, music, vendor booths and more. In addition, the Clinton Elks Lodge will serve breakfast for $5 per person beginning at 8 a.m. more...

Presenting sponsor:

Gold Medal Sponsors: 
  Jim & Eula Fern Price
 Silver Medal Sponsors:
 Jim Falk Motors  Saint Luke's Medical - Clinton
 Mike Keith Insurance  Craig Thompson
Bronze Medal Sponsors:
 Aviation Fabricators Henry County Mutual
 Blessed Trinity Hospice Medtronic
 Cochran Bookkeeping & Tax Service Summers Pharmacy
 Culligan Water The Arbors at Glendale Gardens 
 Dody Legacy Group Timothy P. Meyers 
 Full Line Lumber Twin Lake Hospice 
 Groff Dental Studio  


Contact Us

Deanna Hendrich, GVMH Foundation Director


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