University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital is fortunate to have many corporate and community partners whose ongoing support benefits the campaign for children's health. Learn more.
On April 13, thousands of runners and walkers turned out for Goldy’s Run on the University of Minnesota campus, benefiting University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital. Watch the video.
Kidz1stFund™ donations reach $1 million
Kidz1stFund™ founders Candi Fisher and her husband, Florida State head football coach Jimbo Fisher, presented a $1 million check to support University of Minnesota research fighting Fanconi anemia—a rare blood disorder affecting their youngest son, Ethan.
Photo at right: (Left to right) Candi and Jimbo Fisher, along with the UMN’s Margaret MacMillan, M.D., John Wagner, M.D., and President Eric Kaler and his wife Karen Kaler.
Target and Proctor & Gamble come together to support Amplatz C hildren's Hospital
Volunteers from Procter & Gamble teamed up with Target to assemble 600 patient family care kits at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital on January 16. These kits help provide basic hygiene products to mothers and fathers of patients staying at the hospital. With these kits, parents are alleviated from stress of purchasing everyday care products—allowing them to stay focused on the care of their child. This is the second year that both companies have come together to volunteer at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital.
Minnesota Timberwolves and Spire Federal Credit Union
bring holiday cheer to Amplatz Children's Hospital
Thank you to the Minnesota Timberwolves and Spire Federal Credit Union for providing more than 400 gifts for patients and families staying at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital. Timberwolves players Lou Amundson and Luke Ridnour—as well as Crunch the mascot—stopped by the hospital before Christmas to assist Santa by personally handing out gifts to children in the lobby. Watch a video or see a slideshow of the visit.
U of M and Florida State University team up against FA
University of Minnesota physician Margaret MacMillan, M.D., spoke to more than 100 doctors, dentists, and medical students on Friday, November 9 at the Florida State University (FSU) College of Medicine about Fanconi anemia (FA). Thank you to the Fisher family and Kidz1stFund™ for their work to raise awareness and dollars for FA research at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital.
Minnesota Viking John Sullivan and many of his Vikings teammates visited with patients, families, and staff at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital for the Sullivan Halloween Huddle on October 30. See photos and a video from the event.
Thanks to Minnesota Twins players Justin Morneau, Scott Diamond, Drew Butera, Brian Dozier, Darin Mastroianni, Cole De Vries, and T.C. Bear for visiting kids at Amplatz Children's Hospital. See photos of their August 14 visit.
What’s better than watching the Big 10 spoof of “Call Me Maybe” in the morning? Watching it with Golden Gopher student-athletes, of course! Kendal Shell, Chris Hawthorne, and Peter Westerhaus of Golden Gopher basketball and football visited Amplatz Children's Hospital on July 13, 2012. Thank you to Golden Gopher student-athletes for their continued support of patients and families at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital.
Minnesota Vikings Christian Ponder and Kyle Rudolph joined other local celebrities on the golf course for the fourth annual Champions for Children Celebrity Golf Classic on Monday, June 11 at Windsong Farm Golf Club. The tournament, hosted this year by Minnesota Viking John Sullivan, has raised more than $450,000 for University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital and directly supports the Adopt A Room program. See photos from the event and watch an interview with Vikings Christian Ponder and John Sullivan.
Vikings Pro Bowl linebacker Chad Greenway and his wife, Jenni, brought fun and excitement to the kids at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital by donating “Chad’s Locker.” The locker, housed in the hospital’s resource room, has new gadgets for kids to play with, including iPads, movies, Xbox games, and more. This donation was made through Greenway's "Lead The Way" Foundation. To learn more, watch a video from www.vikings.com.
Thank you to the more than 4,000 runners who participated in the second annual Goldy's Run, presented by St. Jude Medical at TCF Bank Stadium on April 14, benefiting University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital. Thanks also to the additional participants in the Goldy’s Gallup for kids, 5K, and 10 mile. We’re grateful for all of the family and friends who cheered runners and walkers at finish line on the field at TCF Bank stadium. See photos and results from the 2012 Goldy's Run - St. Paul Triathlon.
Golden Gopher student-athletes volunteered at Superhero Day at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital on March 29, 2012. Watch the video to see who their favorite superheroes are and learn how they helped make Superhero Day a success.
Rebecca Kill and Gopher Football players take time to visit University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital, brightening the day for patients and families.
Florida State University head football coach Jimbo Fisher and his wife, Candi, presented the University of Minnesota with a $500,000 check on March 3 to fund pioneering research to fight Fanconi anemia (FA)—a rare blood disorder affecting their youngest son, Ethan.
The Fisher family announced their gift at the Gopher men’s basketball game on behalf of the Kidz1stFund, which they started to support FA research at the University of Minnesota—a national leader in treating the disease. For the check presentation, the Fishers were joined by University President Eric Kaler, physicians John Wagner, M.D., and Margaret MacMillan, M.D., and Minnesota Vikings quarterback and former FSU player, Christian Ponder. Watch the video and read more about their fundraising efforts.
Team members from Procter & Gamble and Target assembled more than 250 toiletry bags for mothers and fathers that have children staying at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital.