Medicine Ball

Medicine Ball 2019 Banner showing theme of Ray of Hope

Join us for an elegant evening to celebrate leading-edge research conducted by Abbott Northwestern clinicians and scientists

Abbott Northwestern Hospital’s signature annual event, Medicine Ball, is Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, from 6:30 p.m. - midnight at the Hilton Minneapolis. All proceeds benefit research at Abbott Northwestern.

Championed by Sharon Hawkins, community co-chair, and Dr. Daniel Buss, physician co-chair, the gala will honor the late Earl E. Bakken, philanthropist, health care visionary and co-founder of Medtronic. Guests will enjoy an evening of fine wine and dining, 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.

At Abbott Northwestern and Allina Health, we believe that research is an essential component of supporting patients, families and the greater health of the region. Our clinicians and researchers pursue innovative, collaborative research to transform care and improve the health of the communities we serve. From stroke, memory loss and cancer, to shoulder injuries, heart disease and high-risk pregnancies, research is the key to improving treatment and finding cures. Contributions to Medicine Ball 2019 support our researchers in finding the answers.

Sponsor a table or buy tickets           Make a donation to support Medicine Ball

Table sponsorships are currently available starting at $7,500. Single tickets are available for $500 each, through the link above. Please contact Kirsten Yeager at 612-863-4126 or to reserve your table now. Please contact the Foundation at 612-863-4126 if you are considering paying for your sponsorship through a Donor Advised Fund. 

In 2018, Medicine Ball raised $1.2 million and drew more than 800 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 $1.2 million to support life-saving and life-enhancing research that will help patients and improve care.

Thank you for supporting the Abbott Northwestern Hospital Foundation. We hope to see you October 12!

About the Research Program     Medicine Ball sponsorship form

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