Benefits & Fundraisers

Polar Plunge

Unlike the polar plunge you take each morning when you step through your front door, this challenge comes with considerable perks. The 2014 event drew 15,000 participants statewide and raised more than $3.8 million on behalf of Special Olympics Minnesota. While flinging one’s body into ice-cold water requires a dash of madness, aquatic skills are not requisite. Bring your best friend. Bring your boss. Bring your dad. Bring two pairs of shoes and a second set of clothes. The hard part will be over before you know it. Online registration recommended. Read more about Polar Plunge

Emily Program & Foundation to host Unmasked Gala

This second annual event is dedicated to unmasking the secrecy, stigma and shame associated with eating disorders.

The event will benefit the Emily Program & Foundation and its mission to save lives, change minds and eliminate eating disorders. Through seminars, forums and outreach, the Foundation increases awareness for eating disorders, obesity, and body image issues among adults and young people. In addition, it funds citizen lobbying and public policymaking efforts, as well as advocates for greater access to care, research and improved prevention methods. Read more about Emily Program & Foundation to host Unmasked Gala

Heroes for Hope Fun Run

Canvas Health, in partnership with the Minnesota military and veteran communities, presents the Heroes for Hope fun run.

The fun run will include superhero-themed obstacles on the course, a bounce house, lemonade stand run by military children, face painting and more.

Ken Barlow, KSTP meteorologist and mental health advocate, will be the event's keynote speaker.  The event will raise awareness of statewide crisis resources. Read more about Heroes for Hope Fun Run

Third Annual Imara International Charity Golf Tournament

Golfers and enthusiasts have the opportunity to enjoy a great day on the greens with a chance at driving away in a 2014 BMW at the third annual Imara International Charity Golf Tournament. The tournament is held by Imara International, a non-profit organization working with Kenyan teenage moms to provide education and life skills along with early childhood education for their children, while enriching their lives for a better tomorrow. Read more about Third Annual Imara International Charity Golf Tournament


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