Medicine Ball

Thank you for contributing to the success of Medicine Ball 2019

MedicineBall2019BannersmallThank you to our many generous donors and sponsors for making Medicine Ball 2019 a smashing success. More than $1.2 million was raised for the Abbott Northwestern and Allina Health Research Program. Sharon Hawkins and Dan Buss, MD, led the event as co-chairs, and the late Earl Bakken, health care visionary and Medtronic co-founder, was the evening’s featured honoree.

Planning is underway for Medicine Ball 2020 next fall at U.S. Bank Stadium – a celebration of Abbott Northwestern Hospital’s 50th anniversary. Watch for details. 

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

Our sincere thanks to these generous lead sponsors of Medicine Ball 2019:

Presenting Corporate Sponsor

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Premier Sponsor

Muffy MacMillan, Martha Stimpson Hartfiel & Family

Gold Sponsor

Dr. Daniel and Christine Buss

Ruth Stricker Dayton

Honoree Sponsor

Warren and Wendy Watson, Jeff Bakken and Linda Shaw, Brad and Mary Bakken, and Pam and Jeff Petersmeyer


Trisha and Robert Blake

Sharon Hawkins

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Drs. Mumtaz Kazim and Hossein Aliabadi

Robert and Rebecca Pohlad

The Luther Family Foundation

Greg Page

The McCrea Burns Group at Baird

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