Donor Campaigns & Special Events
Centre Volunteers in Medicine is supported by the community through annual campaigns and special events.
Friends & Family Campaign
For the last 15 years, because of their belief in what we do, Lance and Ellen Shaner, have matched $50,000 for individual donations to the friends and family campaign. Lance was inspired to make their initial gift by a six-year-old CVIM patient who asked his friends for donations to CVIM instead of birthday gifts.
100% of funds raised in this campaign remain in Centre County to provide medical and dental care, case management, and medication assistance for CVIM patients.
October 24, 2018
The Rotary Club of State College and Centre Volunteers in Medicine holds its 11th annual Battle of the Minds dinner at the Penn Stater with the featured event -- a professionally produced trivia contest. The evening starts with cocktails at 6pm, dinner at 7pm and is completed around 9:30pm. Again this year there will be a limited silent auction at the event.
Also associated with the event is an online auction that will begin at 8am on October 21 and will end at 10pm on October 28. For more information, contact Sue Forster at 814.231.4043 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marathoners for Medicine
In 2002, John Domico ran the Boston Marathon on behalf of CVIM raising $3,500. A year later, seven runners going to Boston joined John's fundraising efforts. In 2014, the Marathoners for Medicine team was selected as a local hero/heroine winner of the Central PA Arts Festival. In 2002, John Domico ran the Boston Marathon on behalf of CVIM raising $3,500. A year later, seven runners going to Boston joined John's fundraising efforts. In 2014, the Marathoners for Medicine team was selected as a local hero/heroine winner of the Central PA Arts Festival.
This year 26 runners participated in marathons throughout the United State. Individuals took their love of running to new levels, exceeding their fund-raising goal of $46,000. To date, our marathoners have raised over $600,000.
Richard M. Madore Dental Clinic Campaign
There are currently over 1,000 individuals on the waiting list for the Dr. Richard M. Madore Dental Clinic at CVIM. It’s a little-known fact that dental disease and poor dental health can cause major complications and illness, even death. Early diagnosis, preventative treatment, and early intervention can prevent or halt the progress of oral disease.
The Dr. Richard M. Madore Dental Clinic at CVIM honors the spirit and legacy of one individual’s dedication to giving back to his community. In 2017, Chuck Herlocher, because of his belief in what we are doing for our dental patients at CVIM, matched dollar for dollar, up to $10,000, donations received during the 2017 Richard M. Madore Dental Clinic Campaign. It’s not too late to donate this year! We are always accepting donations.
Central Cycling Classic
The Central Cycling Classic (formerly Cycling for Care) includes four scenic bike routes through picturesque Central Pennsylvania. These routes are set up for all level of cyclists.
- A Metric Century Plus (65.77 Miles): 8:30 a.m.
- A Half-Metric Century (33.65 Miles): 9:30 a.m.
- An 18 Mile Loop (17.91 Miles): 10:30 a.m.
- A Family Fun Loop (5.36 Miles): 11:00 a.m.
Lunch is provided and riders are entered to win numerous raffle items donated by the local bicycle shops and restaurants. Follow us on Facebook.
Organized by the Centre Foundation, Centre Gives is a 36-hour online giving event that provides matching funds to non-profits serving the Centre County community. The 2018 Centre Gives Event was held May 8 and 9.
Nittany Valley Half-Marathon
Coming up on December 2, 2018
First run in 1984, the Nittany Valley Half-Marathon has since blossomed into one of the region’s most popular road races, drawing several hundred runners each year. The 13.1 mile course begins & ends on the Penn State campus, touring through rolling countryside, along scenic Spring Creek and through quaint Houserville. New for 2018 we are offering the option to complete the half-marathon as a walker!
The Nittany Valley Half-Marathon is proud to support Centre Volunteers in Medicine. Register Now!
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the half marathon visit our Become a Sponsor page.
Centre County Corn Hole Classic
The Builders Association of Central PA hosts the Centre County Cornhole Classic. Also known as "Corn Toss" and "Bean Bag Toss," Cornhole is similar to horseshoes, except wooden boxes (cornhole platforms) and corn bags are used. The tournament is open to all ages and skill levels.
The Flutopia 5K
The Flutopia 5K is organized by the Flutopia Initiative/Public Health Matters International. While the racers, joggers, and walkers make their way through tbeautiful Tom Tudek Memorial Park, they are serenaded by great area musicians. This event benefits Centre Volunteers in Medicine and Doctors without Borders.
As you shop on Amazon throughout the year, you can designate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases be donated to CVIM. Simply enter the Amazon website through the AmazonSmile webpage.
Contact us for more information about other donor opportunities to help provide care for those in your community.