Park Nicollet Foundation: Events


Park Nicollet Foundation events

Park Nicollet Foundation sponsors several annual events that combine the excitement of working with a motivated group of volunteers and the satisfaction of raising funds for Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital and Park Nicollet Clinic programs. From sophisticated dining and dancing, to entertainment and sports, there is something to interest nearly everyone.


Methodaires Concert

Methodaires Concert benefiting Frauenshuh Cancer Center

A musical variety benefit for Park Nicollet Frauenshuh Cancer Center.

  • Friday, April 10 at 7:30pm
  • Saturday, April 11 at 2:00pm
  • Saturday, April 11 at 7:30pm

Hopkins High School, Lindbergh Center, Theater 2.

Purchase tickets

For more than 30 years, the Methodaires, a show choir sponsored by Park Nicollet Foundation, has been raising funds for Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital programs.

To make a donation, click here

For more information or questions about registration, call Micaela Olson at 952-993-7138.

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June: Silverstein Community Service Awards Dinner and Benefit

Silverstein Community Service Awards Dinner and Benefit for Struthers Parkinson's Center

The 2014 Silverstein Community Service Awards Dinner and Benefit was a great success! A room full of Struthers Parkinson's Center supporters is a remarkable sight, full of energy and inspiration. 

At the event we celebrated the remarkable accomplishments of our award winners, Marjorie Johnson, Mike Justak and Julie Steen, and we screened "Faces of Parkinson's", the video that Mike created to help us share our stry with the community.

And, with more than 200 people attending the event, we raised more than $32,000 to sustain and develop Struthers arts and wellness programs such as yoga, spiritual care, music therapy, dance and horticulture.

These services, specially adapted for Parkinson's disease by skilled Struthers staff in partnership with local and national collaborators, enhance the lives of people with Parkinson's disease but are not covered by insurance. Many thanks to our generous supporters who make them possible.

You can still support Patients with Parkinson's with your gift

For more information, call Micaela Olson at 952-993-7138.

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July: Struthers Parkinson's Center Golf and Bridge Challenge

Golf and Bridge Challenge for Struthers Parkinson's Center

What an event! The 2014 Struthers Parkinson's Center Golf and Bridge Challenge was a resounding success, thanks to the generosity and support of everyone involved.

More than 250 people joined us at The Minikahda Club, where friendly competition helped us raise nearly $127,000. Proceeds from the event will help us provide services that improve well-being and quality of life for people with Parkinson's disease. This is especially important for those who would not be able to access these services without financial assistance.

You can still support outstanding Parkinson's care with your donation

Park Nicollet Foundation

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Sept: Marathons of Hope

Marathons of Hope benefiting Frauenshuh Cancer Center

Marathons of Hope is a 5K/10K run, walk, bike or blade that raises funds for Frauenshuh Cancer Center's education, therapeutic and outreach programs in Minnesota communities. Your participation and donations help fund support service, complementary services, music therapy, community outreach, spiritual care, and patient and family education. 

For information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Krista Danner at 952-993-6107 or

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Sept: Pedal, Roll and Stroll

Pedal, Roll & Stroll benefiting Struthers Parkinson's Center

Pedal, Roll & Stroll for Parkinson’s is a bike ride and walk for people with Parkinson’s and their friends and families. All proceeds from this event will benefit Park Nicollet Struthers Parkinson’s Center, and will provide exercise equipment programs and movement opportunities.

Staying active can improve overall quality of life, especially for people with Parkinson’s. The idea of Pedal, Roll & Stroll is to motivate people with Parkinson’s to get together, enjoy the outdoors and experience the benefits of movement.

Sept: Step to INSPIRE

Step to INSPIRE benefiting Park Nicollet's Stroke INSPIRE Program

Step to INSPIRE is a 5K Run/Walk/Roll (with shorter courses available) that raises funds and awareness for Park Nicollet's award winning INSPIRE program. Money raised supports vital programs addressing the emotional and psychological aspects of a long term recovery from stroke and brain injury. 

For more information or questions about registration, contact Karen Bjorgan at 952-993-6789 or

Karen Bjorgan

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Oct: Be Pink Wayzata

Be Pink Wayzata benefiting Park Nicollet Jane Brattain Breast Center

Join us for a morning of inspiration, breast cancer awareness and celebration of community. Learn how Park Nicollet Jane Brattain Breast Center supports the health and healing of more than 7,000 women in Wayzaya each year. Your contribution will help vital patient services and programs for local women.

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Oct: Park Nicollet Foundation Gala

The biggest event of the year for Park Nicollet Foundation was a smashing success with more than 1,100 people participating. As always, the gala supported affordable, accesible care for children. Also this year, the event raised $105,000 to spuport teh compassionate care of Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital Hospice.

"Thank you for bringing the light of hope to our community," shared Christa Getchell, President, Park Nicollet Foundation, in a message to event attendees. "You listened to heartfelt stories about the ways Park Nicollet Hospice has touched others. You shared your own stories. And you generously gave to extend that compassionate care event more broadly. Hope arouses a passion for teh possible! You saw the need and rose to teh challenge. Patients and families will be better served because of your giving."

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Nov: Remembrance Tree of Lights

Remembrance Tree of Lights benefiting Park Nicollet Foundation

Throughout the holiday season, help light the Park Nicollet Tree of Lights with a donation in memory of in living tribute to your loved ones and friends. A donation of $20 will provide for a light on the tree and $100 brightens the holiday star on Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital. A commemorative card will be sent to the recipient or family informing them of your gift and letting them know that their special light will shine throughout the holiday season. 

Your gift of light will help us respond to the health care needs of our community. Thank you for helping to make lives brighter this holiday season. 

Tree lighting ceremony 
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 
3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Refreshments and special music
4 p.m. Ceremony and tree lighting

First Floor Lobby
Park Nicollet Heart & Vascular Center
Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital
6500 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Purchase a light or donate.

For more information, contact Micaela Olson at 952-993-7138.

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