Benefits & Fundraisers

Reach For Ralph Annual Summer Benefit

Join us for a special evening of Making Dreams Come True for the people we serve. Enjoy food, drinks, entertainment, a live auction and be sure to bring your calendars to sign up for Exciting Experiences-all to benefit Hammer Residences, Inc. mission to provide adults and children with developmental disabilities the opportunity to experience life to its fullest. Tickets are available at or call 952-345-0115.

Cody's Dash

This year marks the fourth annual Cody's Dash for Down Syndrome to benefit GiGi's Playhouse! Get moving for a great cause. Sign up for a 5K run/walk, a 1-mile walk, or a kids' dash, followed by an afternoon of big fun: music, face painting, food trucks, balloons and more.

All proceeds will benefit GiGi's Playhouse and the free programs and services they provide to the Down syndrome community throughout the Twin Cities. 

Stop the Trafficking Run

This community-wide 5K run/walk will raise awareness about human trafficking. Proceeds from the event will go to local organizations dedicated to helping sexually exploited youth. $25 per person or $20 per person for groups of 10 or more. Run starts at 8:30 a.m.; walk begins at 9 a.m. Register at

FARE Walk for Food Allergy, Minneapolis

The Fare Walk for Food Allergy brings together thousands of people seeking a safer world for the 15 million Americans with food allergies. The walk is a family-friendly event that will raise funds for food allergy research, education, advocasy and awareness. This special day in Minneapolis will include fun activities for the entire family. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. The walk begins immediately following the walk ceremony at 10:00 a.m. Check out\minneapolis2014 for more information.

HERO Dog Product Launch

HERO, a new Minnetonka-based pet product company is launching a line of “HERO” products to raise awareness, money and hope for rescue dogs.  The company, which will donate a percentage of profits to rescue dog causes, is launching the brand through a crowdfunding IndieGoGo campaign that kicks off February 22 at Bubbly Paws at Excelsior and Grand.

Boy Scout Troop 342 48th Annual Pancake Breakfast

Boy Scout Troop 342 will hold its 48th Annual Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 am - 1:00 pm Sunday, March 9th, 2014 at Eden Prairie High School.

The Troop will be serving "all you can eat" pancakes. French toast, sausage, orange juice, milk and coffee will also be served.

Tickets are $20 per family and $5 for individuals. Tickets are available from the Scouts and at the door on the day of the breakfast.


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