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Crystal Ball: April 26, 2014

2014 Crystal Ball

Join us-April 26, 2014 | Minneapolis Marriott Northwest

The 2014 Crystal Ball continues a strong legacy of supporting Mercy and Unity hospitals and will benefit services for mothers and babies, as well as facility and equipment enhancements.

The elegant evening includes silent and live auctions, dinner and program and live music. Get your tickets early, before they are all gone.

For individual tickets, sponsorship details, ad space, or questions, please contact the Foundation at 763-236-3966.

Golf Classic: July 22, 2014

The 2013 Golf Classic was hosted at North Oaks Golf Club raised $70,000 last year for mother baby initiatives. This year’s event is scheduled for July 22.

Women's Golf Day-Par and Pamper: September 8, 2014

The Par and Pamper women’s golf event is hosted by Gould’s Diamond and Jewelry. It is a lady’s day on the course followed up with lunch, pampering, wine tasting, silent auction and more. Last year’s event raised $40,000 for the Foundation. This year’s event is scheduled for Monday, September 8.

Pheasant Hunt: October 15-16, 2014

The Pheasant Hunt is hosted by Multicare Associates and raised $14,000 last year. The event is hosted at the Marsh Lake Hunt Club in Chaska, and 70 hunters participated last year. This year’s event is scheduled for October 15-16!

2014 Crystal Ball

2014 Crystal Ball

Save the Date-April 26, 2014 | Minneapolis Marriott Northwest

The 2014 Crystal Ball continues a strong legacy of supporting Mercy and Unity hospitals and will benefit services for mothers and babies, as well as facility and equipment enhancements.

The elegant evening includes silent and live auctions, dinner and program and live music. Get your tickets early, before they are all gone.

For individual tickets, sponsorship details, ad space, or questions, please contact the Foundation at 763-236-3966.

Thank you to our sponsors!

4 Carat Sponsor-$15,000

  • Knutson Construction

3 Carat Sponsors-$10,000

Hunt Electric                  SRC      

  • Metropolitan Heart & Vascular Institute




2 Carat Sponsor-$7,500

  • Frauenshuh Healthcare Real Estate Solutions
  • Minnesota Oncology
  • PSD, LLC

1 Carat Sponsor-$5,000

  • Connexus Energy
  • Emergency Physicians, P.A.
  • Federal Premium Ammunition
  • Kraus Anderson Construction Company
  • Midwest Anesthesiologists
  • Sodexo Healthcare

Copper Sponsor-$3,500

  • All Systems, Inc.
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery Associates
  • HealthPartners
  • Hospital Pathology Associates
  • Minneapolis Radiation Oncology – Unity Radiation Therapy Center and Mercy Radiation Therapy Center
  • Minnesota Gastroenterology
  • Nasseff Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
  • Twin Cities Orthopedics

Table Sponsors-$2,500

  • All American Title Co.
  • American Donor Services
  • Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
  • Crest View Senior Communities
  • Crothall Healthcare
  • Elliott Contracting Corporation
  • Gilbert Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
  • Lake Air Metal Products, LLC
  • McGough Construction Company, Inc.
  • Metal Craft
  • Midwest Internal Medicine
  • North Hennepin Community College Foundation
  • Northeast Bank
  • Nurse Anesthesia Service Providers
  • RJM Construction
  • Sar Tec Corporation
  • Specialists in General Surgery, Ltd.
  • Steinwall Industries
  • Strauss Management Co.
  • Unity Hospital Administration
  • Unity Hospital Auxiliary
  • Unity Hospitalists

2013 Crystal Ball

The 2013 Crystal Ball was a smashing success and raised more than $290,000 for the birth centers at Mercy and Unity hospitals. In addition, Fund-a-Need raised $30,000 for community health initiatives including high school health screenings.

The sold-out event was a truly memorable evening with the greater purpose of supporting the health care needs of mothers and babies in the northwest metro communities. Mercy & Unity Hospitals Foundation thanks all the organizations and individuals that contributed to the event’s success.

2012 Crystal Ball

The 2012 Crystal Ball on April 21 at the Northland Inn raised more than $288,000. This included more than $43,000 for Fund-a-Need, the cancer patient emergency fund, as well as funds supporting these services:

  • Cardiology and cardiovascular surgery at Mercy Hospital
  • Acute inpatient rehabilitation unit at Unity Hospital

Our community affiliations offer valuable support

Twinkling Angels Golf Tournament: May 22, 2014

The Twinkling Angels Fund honors the short lives of Madison and Parker Thurner. Every year, the Thurner family hosts a golf tournament to raise money for the fund, and remember their children, who died in 2002.

Funds are distributed through the Mercy & Unity Hospitals Foundation and help support the people of Anoka County and surrounding communities. The hope is to provide comfort to children who are hospitalized and to families dealing with unfortunate circumstances, especially the loss of a child. This year's event will be held on May 22 at Majestic Oaks.

To learn more about the Twinkling Angels Fund, please call the Foundation at 763-236-3966.

3M Championship: July 28-August 3, 2014

Every year the senior golf competition and week-long activities raise approximately $1.3 million for Abbott Northwestern, United, Mercy and Unity hospitals. At Mercy and Unity, a portion of the proceeds benefit programs and services at both hospitals. This includes the expansion and renovation of emergency departments and comprehensive cancer care programs at both hospitals.

For more about the week-long event, visit 3mchampionship.com.

Lynnda Laubach Breast Cancer Awareness Ride: August 23

The annual motorcycle ride held each September begins at Zylstra Harley-Davidson in Elk River and concludes with a hog roast, music, raffles and live auction. The Grand Prize for the raffle each year is a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

All funds raised support individuals battling breast cancer. The funds are distributed through the cancer resource centers at Mercy and Unity hospitals and directly support breast cancer patients and survivors (although individuals do not need to receive treatment at these hospitals to be considered).

Learn more about the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute® - Mercy Hospital and the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute® - Unity Hospital

Learn more about the Linda Laubach Breast Cancer Awareness Ride.