Skip to main content

Medicine Ball

  • Medicine Ball web banner

    Join us for an elegant evening celebrating the many champions who fight cancer in every capacity

    The annual Medicine Ball is Saturday, Sept. 15, from 6:30 p.m. - midnight at the Hilton Minneapolis. All proceeds benefit the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute® at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.

    Chaired by Trisha Blake and Linda Ketover, MD, the gala will honor the generosity of the Piper family while remembering the elegance and grace of the late Virginia Piper.

    Because cancer touches each of us in some way, this event will celebrate the champions who fight cancer in every capacity. From patients and their loved ones, to care teams, researchers and philanthropists, we are all championing the same cause.

    Guests will enjoy an evening of great food, music and dancing. Medicine Ball is an all-inclusive event with complimentary valet or self-parking and a hosted bar. There are no auctions or raffles.

    Table sponsorships are currently available starting at $7,500 and above, and individual tickets are now on sale. Please contact Kirsten Yeager at 612-863-4126 or with any questions. (Due to IRS rules, we are unable to accept payment for your sponsorship through a Donor Advised Fund.)

    Register Now for Medicine Ball                

    Medicine Ball invitation

    The Virginia Piper Cancer Institute is a national leader in comprehensive cancer care. Contributions will support innovations in patient care and treatment, help us strengthen scientific research, and foster whole person care with an emphasis on body, mind, spirit and community connections. Philanthropy ensures we can continue to advance our understanding of cancer and how to eliminate it. 

    In 2017, Medicine Ball raised $1.1 million and drew over 900 registered guests comprised of business and civic leaders, hospital physicians and leaders, Allina Health executives and community members. Our goal this year is to exceed $1.1 million to support cancer patients, care and research.

    For general questions, please contact us at or 612-863-4126.

    Thank you for supporting the Abbott Northwestern Hospital Foundation. We hope to see you September 15