Benefits & Fundraisers

"Cody's Dash for Down Syndrome"

2018 “Cody’s Dash for Down Syndrome” is on Sat. June 16th at Central Park in Hopkins.  Our event is a 5K run/walk family event, with a kid’s dash, kid’s games, face painting, balloon artists, FREE Dilly Bars, live music, food trucks and much more!!! All of the proceeds from our event support the FREE therapeutic, educational, and social programs for children and adults with Down syndrome, at “Gigi’s Playhouse” in St. Louis Park.

Reach for Ralph

Hammer Residences, Inc. is a Minnesota non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Founded in 1923 by Alvina Hammer, Hammer provides residential caring support for adult and children with developmental disabilities. Hammer Residences, Inc. serves more than 1500 individuals with a wide range of intellectual disabilities like Autism and Down syndrome. Hammer serves 284 people in 36 homes and 10 apartment complexes in the western metro of the Twin Cities. We also provide specialized services to more than 1,600 individuals in their homes.

Minnesota Heroes Advantage Beer Tasting

Help us celebrate the launch of Minnesota Heroes Advantage, a homeownership benefits program for military and first responders, and drink for a cause by joining us December 13th at Nutmeg Brewhouse in Burnsville between 4:30 and 8pm. The suggested donation is $5, and all proceeds will go to United Heroes League. The United Heroes League mission is to ensure that children of military members are afforded every opportunity to participate in sports.

Howl O'ween 5K

Join Carver Scott County on Saturday, October 21 for our most spectacular and
spookiest 5k yet! We’ve re”vamped” our annual walk to bring you more
family fun and fall festivities than ever before (and all the
alliteration you can handle)! Our Howl O’ Ween 5k is one of our biggest
annual fundraisers – support Carver Scott Humane Society so we can continue to serve local
animals and their people.

NEW for 2017:

Twin Cities Team Hope Run/Walk

Be one of the hundreds of supporters and participants at the Twin Cities Team Hope Walk & 5k Run, which supports the fight against Huntington's Disease and the search for a cure! Runners/walkers of all endurance levels will enjoy this urban park trailthat traverses through creeks, wetlands, lakes, and forest. Scenic Purgatory Creek Park and the comradery of a good sweat for a great cause will leave you feeling on top of the world!

Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® Twin Cities

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against this disease!

Take the first step by finding a Walk near you. Once you register, you’ll have access to a wide range of tools and support through your customized Participant Center. Join us and lead the way to Alzheimer's first survivor. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease!

Reach for Ralph

Organization Description: Hammer Residences, Inc. is a Minnesota non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Founded in 1923 by Alvina Hammer, Hammer provides residential caring support for adult and children with developmental disabilities. Hammer Residences, Inc. serves more than 1500 individuals with a wide range of intellectual disabilities like Autism and Down syndrome. 275 adults reside in 36 group homes and 10 apartment programs in the western suburbs of Minneapolis.

Around the World Safely Benefit 2017- Depart Smart

Global travel is about to get safer. On May 18, 2017, hundreds of Minnesota residents and business leaders will get their first glimpse at what’s supporting this change during the sixth-annual Around the World Safely benefit. The event supports Depart Smart, the trusted third-party, nonprofit resource for transformative tools and information to help people, especially students, make informed decisions so they return with rewarding experiences in a $7 trillion  self-regulated travel and tourism industry.

Don’t Worry, Be Hoppy 5K Run/Walk

Don’t Worry, Be Hoppy is back for its third annual 5K at the Waconia Brewing Company. This run is a whole family affair with a 5k run for adults in the morning and a Kids Fun Run around the Waconia Brewing Company block. All participants in the 5K will get one beer (or root beer for kids) brewed by the Waconia Brewing Company, as well as a custom printed Don’t Worry, Be Hoppy T-shirt.

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