Benefits & Fundraisers

Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against this disease!

 Take the first step by finding a Walk near you. Once you register, you’ll have access to a wide range of tools and support through your customized Participant Center. Join us and lead the way to the first survivor of Alzheimer's. Together, we can end this disease! Read more about Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®

"Cody's Dash for Down Syndrome"

2018 “Cody’s Dash for Down Syndrome” is on Sat. June 16th at Central Park in Hopkins.  Our event is a 5K run/walk family event, with a kid’s dash, kid’s games, face painting, balloon artists, FREE Dilly Bars, live music, food trucks and much more!!! All of the proceeds from our event support the FREE therapeutic, educational, and social programs for children and adults with Down syndrome, at “Gigi’s Playhouse” in St. Louis Park. Read more about "Cody's Dash for Down Syndrome"

Reach for Ralph

Hammer Residences, Inc. is a Minnesota non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Founded in 1923 by Alvina Hammer, Hammer provides residential caring support for adult and children with developmental disabilities. Hammer Residences, Inc. serves more than 1500 individuals with a wide range of intellectual disabilities like Autism and Down syndrome. Hammer serves 284 people in 36 homes and 10 apartment complexes in the western metro of the Twin Cities. We also provide specialized services to more than 1,600 individuals in their homes. Read more about Reach for Ralph

Maple Grove/Osseo Relay for Life

This year's Relay for Life in Maple Grove/Osseo will be held on Friday evening, July 20th at the Osseo Senior High School track beginning at 6 PM.  There will be speakers motivating us about the advances in cancer research, a silent auction, you can speak to survivors of cancer and honor those that have lost the battle.  Form a team and join us; donate to a team.  Join us for an empowering event.  More information can be found at www.relayforlife.org/maplegroveosseomn Read more about Maple Grove/Osseo Relay for Life

Annual Winter Wellness Expo & 5k

5k race & 1 mile fun run

We will be offering a neighborhood 5k race (this is a chip timed race) and a family-friendly 1 mile fun run in Maple Grove.  The top 3 males and top 3 females will receive medals, as well as the top finisher in the fun run.  A compimentary race beanie and a free light breakfast will be offered to all registered runners.  Runners are encouraged to bring cheer squads and also wear complimentray race day beanie hats to show support of Emerge Mothers Academy. 

Wellness Expo Read more about Annual Winter Wellness Expo & 5k

Family FUNDay

Join St. John's Lutheran School on Saturday, April 28th for the annual Eagle Family FUNDay!  St. John's welcomes the community to come join the fun!

  • 9:00am 5K Family Fun Run (free!)
  • 9:45 "Little Eagle Loop" a short race for ages 1-Kindergarten (free!)
  • 10:00-12:00 Carnival (bounce houses & games), Auction, Food & More

Questions? Contact Suzanne Haag 763-420-2426 ext 11 Read more about Family FUNDay

Be a Santa to a Senior Holiday Gift Drive

While many seniors enjoy being able to live independently, the holidays can be a difficult time for those who are unable to spend them with friends or loved ones.

This is why the local Home Instead Senior Care® office serving Minneapolis and the western suburbs is inviting the community to come together to bring some comfort and holiday cheer to area seniors through its Be a Santa to a Senior® program. Read more about Be a Santa to a Senior Holiday Gift Drive

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