Special Events

Annual Events

Funds raised from these special events go toward an annual project selected by the Foundation Board each year.

Party with a Purpose Luncheon & Fashion Show

Every March the Helen Keller Foundation hosts a ladies luncheon complete with a grand shopping experience and spring fashion show.

Spring Dinner & Silent Auction

The Annual Spring Dinner focuses on honoring a well deserving community leader, who has shown dedication and commitment in giving back to Helen Keller Hospital and the community as a whole. The dinner features a silent auction and entertainment.

Helen Keller Festival

The Helen Keller Festival, to benefit charities assisted by Tuscumbia Kiwanis Club, is held each June at Spring Park in Tuscumbia. The festival features a Bike Ride on Friday and Race & Fun Run to take place on Saturday. Find additional information about the festival at helenkellerfestival.com Download registration forms, or register online, below.

Download the Run Registration form
Download the Bike Ride Registration form

The Ed Borden & Steve Nesbitt Memorial Golf Tournament

This annual golf tournament is held at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail of the Shoals. Ed and Steve were instrumental in the creation of the tournament and their leadership as Foundation board members continue to show by the number of golfers who participate each year. The tournament is held in October. Breakfast begins at 7:00 a.m. and the shotgun start happens at 8:00 a.m.

If you are interested in registering a team or sponsoring please call (256) 386-4052.

Profiles in Pink Party

Join us for our 5th Annual Profiles In Pink Party to celebrate breast cancer survivors in our community! This year's event will be a drive-in concert with musical entertainment by The Midnighters!

  • When: Thursday, November 5, 6pm - 8pm
  • Where: Helen Keller Hospital back parking lot (in front of the 1100 building)

5 Mile Race

& Fun Run

Presented By:


Kiwanis Club

Helen Keller Festival Run

Saturday, June 26, 2021

7:00 a.m. - 5 Mile Start
8:30 a.m. - 1 Mile Start

Race Location and Headquarters:
Colbert County Courthouse Tuscumbia, Alabama Water Street Entrance

Entry Fee:

5 Mile
Before June 21 - $15.00
After June 21 - $20.00

1 Mile
Before June 21 - $10.00
After June 21 - $15.00

Before June 21 - $20.00
After June 21 - $30.00

Packet Pickup & Race Day Registration:
Race day 6:00-8:00 a.m.
Colbert County Court House
Water Street Entrance

 Early Pickup:
Friday 20th  4:00-6:00 p.m.
Wellcare Center

This will be a chip timed event.

All entrants will receive a T-Shirt and post-race refreshments.

Water Stations & Course Support- Three fluid stations on course, volunteers will be stationed at each turn. Miles are clearly marked with split timers at each mile. Helen Keller Hospital will provide ambulance service.

Showers are available post race at the Keller Wellcare Center.

Age Division for the 1 Mile Run/Walk Males and Females

0-6            15-19       35-39        55-59

7-8            20-24       40-44        60-64

9-11          25-29       45-49        65 & up

12-14        30-34       50-54

The top three male and female finishers in each age division will receive a trophy.

Age Division for the 5 Mile Run Males and Females

0-6            15-19       35-39        55-59

7-8            20-24       40-44        60-64

9-11          25-29       45-49        65 & up

12-14        30-34       50-54

Overall awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers. 1st Overall Male and Female finishers in the Masters division will also receive awards.

For More Information Contact:
Keller Wellcare Center
256-386-4747 or email
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For a hotel discount rate call Coldwater Inns & Suites:
256-383-6844 or www.coldwaterinn.com
$89 for a King room plus tax, reference Helen Keller Festival Runto receive this discount.

Race Maps

1 Mile Course
5 Mile Course

Proceeds Benefit Charities Assisted By:
Tuscumbia Kiwanis Club

Race Administered By:

For race information call 256-386-4747

Mail entries to:

Keller Wellcare Center
Attn: Candy Bratcher
P.O. Box 610
Sheffield, AL 35660