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Signature Events

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota’s signature events are a collection of very special benefit events we host throughout the year in support of specific programs and services offered at Children’s. Join us for an evening on the town at one of our gala events, or stretch your inner athlete at one of our running, walking, tennis or golf events.

Benefit Events

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota hosts a variety of benefit events throughout the year. From Signature Events (such as Shine Bright Bash and HeartBeat 5000) to community fundraisers organized by our dedicated supporters, there’s an event to fit every schedule and budget.

Shine Bright Bash 2016

Jan 01, 1970, 12:00 AM – 12:00 AM, Minneapolis

Proceeds from the Shine Bright Bash benefit the Cancer and Blood Disorders Program at Children’s – one of the top pediatric hospitals in the nation for cancer and blood disorder care.

Pine Tree Apple Classic

Jan 01, 1970, 12:00 AM – 12:00 AM, White Bear Lake

Each year, thousands of children are diagnosed with cancer, severely affecting what many of us take for granted – the ability to have a healthy childhood. The mission of the Pine Tree Apple Tennis Classic (PTATC) is to host an annual mixed doubles tennis tournament to raise funds that primarily support research to lessen the suffering caused by childhood cancer. Funds raised benefit the cancer research program at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.

Related image for article, Heartbeat 5K 2016

Heartbeat 5K 2016

Jan 01, 1970, 12:00 AM – 12:00 AM, Minneapolis

Our annual Hearbeat 5K raises support for Children's cardiovascular program.

Baby Steps 2016

Jan 01, 1970, 12:00 AM – 12:00 AM, Falcon Heights

Our annual Baby Steps 3K raises support for Children's neonatal program. Every dollar raised will help fund important items and services, like books for our Wee Read program, snacks and amenity kits for families, education for staff, supplies to help families document their time at Children’s, and so much more.

Star Gala 2016

Jan 01, 1970, 12:00 AM – 12:00 AM, Minneapolis

As one of the premiere events in the Twin Cities, the 25th annual Children’s Star Gala is not to be missed. Join us on Saturday, April 16, 2016 for a special evening with proceeds supporting our diabetes and endocrinology program. With silent and live auctions, stories from physicians and patients, and emceed by none other than Belinda Jensen of Kare 11, it truly will be a night to remember.

Event Volunteers

Children’s relies on our volunteers to help us successfully host our annual Signature Events that raise more than $4 million to support our mission. With a variety of events — from 5K runs to galas — we offer volunteers several ways to get involved.

Giving to Children’s

At Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, we don’t just care for children, we care for the most amazing people on earth. However, many of the things that make Children’s special are only possible because of contributions from people like you. For example, your contributions help cover the costs for those who otherwise can’t afford medical care for their children. Or pay for the unique aspects of care that are not covered by insurance — like language interpreters for families who have limited English proficiency or art therapy. Learn more about how you can help through the following options.

Why support Children’s

For almost 100 years, people like you have been supporting our mission of “providing the highest-quality, family-centered care, advanced through research and education.”  And, we’re just getting started. With your help, we can continue to improve and reimagine healthcare. We can continue to find better ways to care for the most amazing people on earth.