Foundation Events

Annual Thousand Islands Golf Classic

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The Thousand Islands Golf Classic is an annual event that raises funds to support efforts at Samaritan Medical Center. You can make a difference by joining local businesses and community leaders who have already made the choice to support local healthcare which supports local healthcare which impacts their family, friends and neighbors; all while enjoying a round of golf. Learn more about this year's event here.

For more information call Michelle Nickles at 315-785-5745 or e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                   

Festival of Trees


This unique festival highlights the spirit of the season with activities throughout the first weekend in December for the entire family. A Gala, featuring a live auction, dinner, and music takes place on Friday evening, followed by the Sugarplum Ball (father/daughter dance) on Saturday Evening and public viewing all three days. This year’s theme is “Season of Giving” and will feature over 50 trees decorated to create a magically festive setting, along with musical performances.

Learn more and register for the events here

The North Country Festival of Tree is a joint event held by the Watertown Family YMCA and the Samaritan Medical Center Foundation.


Heartfelt Thanks to the community for their involvement in a highly successful 2015 A North Country Festival of Trees!

A North Country Festival of Trees Committee extends heartfelt appreciation to all who rendered support during this event.  Our thanks go out to sponsors, decorators, volunteers, performers, tree purchasers and attendees to A North Country Festival of Trees. It is your support which makes us successful in providing quality children's services to residents and visitors to Northern New York both at Samaritan Medical Center and the Watertown YMCA.

The Watertown Family YMCA has been a part of the Watertown community since 1855. Through quality programs, the YMCA provides for the strengthening of families, the healthy development of children, positive individual behaviors, and a healthy, safer community for all. Children’s programs emphasize caring, respect, honesty, character building, fun and friendship. Over 5,000 children are served each year throughout Jefferson County. From swimming lessons and sports programs, to activities for teens and childcare - programs are open to everyone, creating a sense of community for children and families. For more information on YMCA programs call 782-3100.

The Samaritan Medical Center Foundation was established in 1996 to encourage gifts that support and advance healthcare provided by Samaritan Medical Center and to increase the public’s awareness of and participation in health and wellness programs. Funds raised by the Festival of Trees will be used to establish and maintain quality pediatric healthcare services and programs at Samaritan Medical Center. For more information about the Samaritan Medical Center Foundation call 315-785-5745.

Auxiliary Events

One Night - One Diamond Event

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The Samaritan Auxiliary presents One Night, One Diamond, an elegant evening of dining and dancing to the band Atlas
with an opportunity to win an exquisite half-carat diamond donated by Cook's Jewelers.
Proceeds from this event are used to purchase needed medical equipment for Samaritan Health facilities.

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The 2017 One Night, One Diamond proceeds purchased an Olympus mini-probe for image-guided lung cancer detection and an Altrix Precision Temperature Management System that provides body warming and cooling to treat hypothermia and reduce fevers.

For more information about the event, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Children's Miracle Network Events



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Mall-O-Ween is an annual event hosted by Salmon Run Mall. The mall wide Trick or Treat event will take place on Tuesday, October 31 at Salmon Run Mall’s Center Court, near the entrance of JCPenney. Children and families are encouraged to stop by and have their Mall-O-Ween photos taken by Creative Imaging Fine Photography.

Annual River Rat Triathlon

This years River Rat Triathlon will be held on Sunday, August 13, 2017 in Clayton, NY. For more information on sponsorship, participation, participation, volunteering, and more details visit the race website at

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November 1-3 2017

The Children's Miracle Network Radiothon is held in November on the Border 106.7 and 94 Rock. Tune in from 6:00am - 6:00pm on all three days to hear inspiring stories from CMN families. Members of our community, sponsors, and fellow employees will also join us over the course of the event to share why CMN is so important to our community, serving Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties.

You can help us raise money to purchase necessary equipment for child-centered areas of care right here at Samaritan Medical Center! Tune in and call 315-755-KIDS to pledge your support!

Donate Online!

Kids Photo Contest

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November 11th & 12th

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CMN Kids Photo Contest is an annual event presented by Creative Imaging Fine Photography. Funds raised through the Children’s Miracle Network program support child-centered areas of Samaritan through the funding of capital projects and purchase of critical pediatric equipment.

In addition, CMN provides financial assistance to local families with a child facing a medical crisis for travel expenses and other out-of-pocket medical costs - a program unique to Samaritan.

It is because of our local community that Children’s Miracle Network is able to serve so many families and children each year.

100% of funds raised for Children’s Miracle Network stay local!

Registration Information:

25 to enter

Children ages 12 and under are eligible to enter the contest
One child per photo (unless twins/triplets)

Have your digital image emailed to you

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cash prizes
1st place - $2,000
2nd place - $1,000
3rd place - $500

Winners will be announced Thursday, November 30th



Refund Policy:

All event reservations or tickets purchases on the Samaritan Medical Center website will be considered for a refund based on our Refund Policy i.e. All requests must be made one week prior to the event. In the event a refund is due, a credit will be issued to the card used for purchase.