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MaineHealth Barbara Bush Children's Hospital Events

Thank you for your interest in supporting MaineHealth Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital (MHBBCH) by attending an event! We encourage you to check back often for updates and new information, as this page is updated when new events are scheduled and added.

You can show your support for the patients and caregivers at MHBBCH any time by clicking here to make a one-time or recurring donation.

Ongoing Events:

MHBBCH Specialty License Plate

MHBBCH license plates — which support and honor the patients, families and staff at Maine’s only children’s hospital are available for your vehicle at every local Motor Vehicle Branch Office, online, and at select Town Offices.


Fundraise Your Way

Put your very own hobbies and talents to work to raise funds for the kids in our care. Get started with our easy-to-use online fundraising site! 


You Dine. We Donate. 

Support MHBBCH by eating out at your favorite restaurants in the Portland area. During various months throughout the year, a different restaurant will contribute a percentage of every check to MHBBCH. All you have to do is dine at that restaurant to participate! The contribution is made at no extra cost to you and will go to ensure that Maine children can continue to receive the care they need, close to home. Learn more about the You Dine. We Donate. fundraiser.    


Extra Life 2024: Game for MHBBCH!
 

Play Games, Heal Kids. Extra Life is a fundraiser centered around gaming. You play the games you like—video games, board games, or lawn games, etc.—and ask your friends and family to support your efforts with a donation. Thousands of Extra Lifers worldwide will game for their favorite Children’s Miracle Network Hospital (CMN) this year. MHBBCH is your local CMN Hospital, and we’d love for you to join us!


Upcoming Events:

DQ Miracle Treat Day

July 25, 2024
Participating Dairy Queen Restaurants

On Miracle Treat Day, participating Dairy Queen Restaurants will donate $1 or more from every Blizzard Treat sold (any size, any flavor) to MHBBCH. We hope you’ll join us for a summertime Blizzard treat at your favorite Dairy Queen, and help us to thank the staff for supporting MHBBCH. DQ Miracle Treat Day.


Ace Hardware Bucket Days

August 2-4, 2024
Participating Ace Hardware locations

When you stop by your favorite Ace Hardware location during the weekend of August 2nd-4th, you’ll have the opportunity to do some good for our children’s hospital while also tackling some of those home or garden projects!

Purchase a $5 Miracle Bucket from a participating location that weekend and not only will your $5 be donated to MHBBCH, you will receive a 20% discount on anything you can fit in the bucket during your visit! Win – Win!


MHBBCH Open

Thursday, September 19, 2024
Boothbay Harbor Country Club, Prouts Neck Country Club, & The Woodlands Club

The MHBBCH Open Golf Tournament will take place on Thursday, September 19, 2024 at the Boothbay Harbor Country Club, Prouts Neck Country Club and The Woodlands Club to support Maine’s only children’s hospital. Last year’s tournament sold out well before September, so early registration is encouraged! We hope to see you on the course! Learn more about the MHBBCH Open.

For more information, please email matthew.c.parks@mainehealth.org.


Past Events: 

Limited Edition MHBBCH "Reach for the Stars" Sea Bags Handbag or Tote

April 5-12, 2024

We are excited to announce our collaboration with Sea Bags to bring you an exclusive, limited edition MHBBCH Sea Bags design! This year's design is called "Reach for the Stars!" Handcrafted in Maine from recycled sailcloth and printed with a design symbolizing dreams and ambitions, these bags are more than just an accessory. They're a beacon of inspiration – a beautiful reminder to reach for the stars. From April 5th to April 12th, new gift options will be available as a token of gratitude for generous donors. 100% of the donations will benefit MHBBCH directly. Visit bbch.org/stars for more details and gift options.


19th Annual Cares for Kids Radiothon

March 14-16, 2024

Tune in to the 19th Annual Cares for Kids Radiothon presented by Rowe Westbrook & Rowe Auburn on Thursday, March 9 — Saturday, March 11. Your favorite personalities from 107.5 Frank FM and 99.9 The Wolf will be broadcasting live for three days to bring you the inspiring stories of the patients and families cared for at Maine's only children's hospital.

100% of the funds raised during the Cares for Kids Radiothon will stay local and support programs, equipment and services at MHBBCH.


Celebrate Spooky Season at Spirit Halloween!

Now – October 31, 2023

Shop & save at your local Spirit Halloween store in Maine AND support MHBBCH with our 10% off coupon. It’s a win-win! 100% of coupon proceeds and in-store donations directly support the MHBBCH child life department. Click here to redeem your 10% off coupon, and for a list of participating Maine locations.


Pay 4 Play

September 7-8, 2023
On 107.5 Frank FM and 106.3 The Bone

Have you ever wanted to control the playlist on your favorite radio station? Pay 4 Play is your chance! Call in to 1-800-352-6865 during Pay 4 Play, and the radio hosts at 107.5 Frank FM and 106.3 The Bone will play your song request- in exchange for a donation to MHBBCH.


Portland Sea Dogs Slugger Open

Thursday, August 31, 2023
Nonesuch River Golf Club, Scarborough

Please join us for the annual Portland Sea Dogs Slugger Open – a fantastic golf tournament that allows you to play golf with your friends and co-workers in the morning and cap the day off with your family at a Sea Dogs baseball game, all while raising funds for MHBBCH.

Click here for more information, or to register


Log a Load for Kids- Southern Maine Golf Tournament

Friday, August 25, 2023
Lake Kezar Country Club – Lovell, Maine

We’re excited to kick off the 5th annual Log A Load for Kids Southern Maine Golf Tournament with the incredible support of the Professional Logging Contractors of Maine and the logging and forestry products industry!

Join us on Friday, August 25th at Lake Kezar Country Club for one of the best rounds of golf you’ll ever play.

Register or Become a Sponsor

For more information: Kate Richardson207-662-2243


Dunkin' Iced Coffee Day

May 23, 2023

Jumpstart your day with an Iced Coffee from Dunkin' on May 23rd! Knowing that $1 from every Iced Coffee sold across Maine, and in Carroll and Coos counties in New Hampshire, that day will be donated to hospitals throughout Maine should put an extra hop in your step!