Annual Grill & Chill Benefits Patients with Lung Disorders & Diseases

The Glendive Medical Center Foundation is pleased to host the annual Grill & Chill two-day fundraiser, May 31st and June 1st. The Grill & Chill commences with a family-friendly BBQ at the Dawson County Fairgrounds Exhibition Building on Friday evening, May 31st, from 5pm-9:30pm. The following day is an eighteen-hole best ball scramble golf outing at Cottonwood Country Club on Saturday morning, June 1, at 8am.

The Grill & Chill is Glendive Medical Center’s largest fundraiser with proceeds going towards the greatest need at the hospital. Thanks to the support of sponsors, donors, and the community, funds raised last year will go towards the remodel of Outpatient Registration this summer for more privacy. This year, the proceeds from Grill & Chill will go towards a new Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) Machine for patients with lung disorders and diseases.

“Breathing isn’t something we focus on until we have to,” stated Jaime Shanks, Foundation Director, “the new PFT Machine will continue to help us better diagnose and determine treatment for patients who have asthma, COPD, Long Covid, as well as determine if a patient is a candidate for anesthesia for surgery. The new PFT machine will ‘talk’ with Billings Clinic to provide a short wait time for diagnosis by their pulmonologists so patients can feel better more quickly.”

For anyone interested in attending or participating the Grill & Chill, GMC Catering will be providing a decadent dinner featuring smoked prime rib & smoked salmon, a build-a-baked potato bar, honey-glazed carrots, dinner rolls, salad bar, and dessert bar. Complimentary soft drinks and water will be served, and a no-host bar with mixed drinks and beer will be on-site. There will be a live and silent auction Friday evening as well as raffles and kids games.

The Golf Outing is an 18-hole best ball scramble with shotgun start. Raffles and prizes will be available throughout the day and the winning teams will receive cash prizes at the end of the day. All team spots are currently filled for this event.

Back by popular demand this year is a “Winner’s Choice Raffle” with only 150 tickets to be sold and each ticket is $100. The winning ticket will be drawn on Friday night after the live auction. The winner will have their choice of eight all-inclusive vacations to choose from, all valued at nearly $5,000, airfare included, or $5,000 cash.

BBQ tickets and Winner’s Choice tickets and information are available at Stockman Bank of Glendive, CHMS, the Foundation/Marketing house located behind the hospital at 202 W. Ames Wye, or online at

For more information on the Grill & Chill or to become a sponsor or donor, please call (406) 345-3373.