Beards for Babies

Spectrum Health Foundation and Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Foundation

On Wednesday, November 28, Spectrum Health Foundation Gerber Memorial will host the second annual Beards for Babies beard-off event.

The event asks men to grow their facial hair during the month of November and then showcase their efforts at a beard judging contest. 

Competitors reaching $50 or more in online donations will receive entry into the beard contests and admission for them and a guest to the beard-off event at Lakes 23 Restaurant and Pub on Wednesday, November 28.

All funds raised will go to the Gerber Memorial Family Birth Center.

This year, if we raise $10,000 we can provide items such as blanket warmers, MamaRoo infant seats, waterless milk warmers or a mom and baby training simulator for the Family Birth Center.  All of these items will help our remarkable team of physicians, nurses and staff to continue to provide the excellent care to the over 500 moms and babies seen each year at the Family Birth Center. 

Beard-Off Award Categories:
  • Best Overall
  • Most Unique
  • Best Effort
  • Best Mustache
  • Top Individual Fundraiser

Beard-Off Event Details:
Wednesday, November 28
5:30pm to 7pm
Lakes 23 Restaurant and Pub
1100 Ramshorn Dr, Fremont

$10 for an individual ticket
Complimentary appetizers
Cash bar available
Judging will take place at 6 p.m.
Awards announced at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Loretta Towne at 231.924.3681 or