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.


June: Silverstein Community Service Awards Dinner and Benefit

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

Celebrate our community leaders and advocated for Parkinson's disease. The Silverstein awards are named for for Paul M. Silverstein, M.D. founding Medical Director of Struther Parkinson's Center.

Collaborate to support the arts and wellness programs that help people live well with Parkinson's disease. Insurance doesn't cover these important services, we need your help to make them possible.

Thursday, June 11 at 5:30pm
Golden Valley Country Club

5:30 p.m. - Reception with music, silent auction and cash bar
7:00 p.m. Dinner, program and awards presentation

Tickets: $60 per person ($30 tax deductible)

To register or for more information call 952-993-0236.

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

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July: Struthers Parkinson's Center Golf and Bridge Challenge

Golf and Bridge Challenge for Struthers Parkinson's Center

Play a round of golf or a game of bridge at the historic Minikahda Club for a good cause - to support vital patient programs and research at Struthers Parkinson's Center. The bridge event will again be directed by Mike Flader, renowned bridge columnist and instructor.

Monday, July 13

1:00 p.m. tee time is sold out:

Thank you for your interest in the Struther's Parkinson's Center Golf and Bridge event. The 1:00 p.m. tee time is currently full and sold out. If you are interested in being added to our wait list for a "potential" 8:00 a.m. tee time addition or a spot in the 1:00 p.m. tee time, should a spot open up, please contact 952-993-0236.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available by contacting Krista Danner at 952-993-6107. Please also note that bridge and dinner tickets are still available and can be purchased online.

3:00 p.m. Bridge Tournament

To register, visit

Can't attend? 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. 

Saturday, September 12 at 8 a.m.
Thomas Beach/Lake Calhoun

Registration link coming soon!

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.

Saturday, September 12 at 10 a.m.
Fish Lake Park, Maple Grove

Registration link coming soon!

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. 

Saturday, September 19 at 9:30 a.m.
Wolfe Park, St. Louis Park

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.

Thursday, October 1 at 7:30 a.m.
Wayzata Country Club

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Oct: Park Nicollet Foundation Gala

The 35th Annual Park Nicollet Foundation Gala will bring together more than 1,000 business, community and Park Nicollet leaders for a night of food, music, auction, dancing and fun!

Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 at 6 p.m.
Hilton Minneapolis

View our sponsorship opportunities. For more information about sponsorships, contact Krista Danner at 952-993-6107.

More details to come!

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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. 24
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

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

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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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