“Thrive,” the Mary Free Bed Foundation’s annual gala, is back – in person!  The eighth annual event will be held March 12, 2022 at the JW Marriott in downtown Grand Rapids.

This year, proceeds will benefit the Mary Free Bed Betty Bloomer Ford Cancer Rehabilitation Program.

The gala will feature musical entertainment by Joe Carroll and Alex Finke. The husband-and-wife duo have appeared in numerous Broadway and off-Broadway shows, regional productions and TV shows. Joe grew up in East Grand Rapids and got his theatrical start locally at East Grand Rapids High School and has appeared in shows at Grand Rapids Civic Theater, Circle Theater and CARE Ballet.

Sponsorship opportunities are available.
Click here to view or download the 2021 Sponsorship Guide.

Joe Carroll and Alex Finke

To donate by check, please make it payable to
“Mary Free Bed Foundation” and mail to:

Mary Free Bed Foundation
Attn: Jocelyn Dettloff
235 Wealthy St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503


Thrive Sponsors

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