May 2009 Charitable Registry

May 2 • 35th Annual Walk for Animals
A benefit for Animal Humane Society. It’s the largest Animal Walk in the World! Raise money and help homeless animals one step at a time at this annual fundraising festival. More than 10,000 people and animals join together. 9 a.m. AHS Golden Valley. www.animalhumanesociety.org.   

May 2 • Melpomene 5K
A benefit for Melpomene Institute. Serious runners and race walkers, families and kids, casual runners, and teams are all  welcome to enjoy a beautiful spring morning on the banks of the Mississippi. To learn more about our annual 5K run, call us at 651-789-0140. St. Paul.  

May 2 • Twin Cities Walk For Parkinson’s Disease
A benefit for The Parkinson Community. Sponsored  by the Parkinson Association of Minnesota. Bring your family, friends & pets. Collect donations to support the work that is being done for the Parkinson  community in this area. 9  a.m. Wolfe Park. 3700 Monterey Drive. St. Louis Park. www.parkinsonmn.org.  

May 2 • GREAT STRIDES WALK- Fargo
A benefit for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. GREAT STRIDES  is the CF Foundation’s largest fun-raising event. Walk day is a fun, family-oriented celebration that includes a healthy 10  kilometer (6.2 miles) walk, kids corner activities, food, and festivites that participants look forward to year after year. 9  a.m.  Oak Grove Park (South Terrace Drive North). Fargo. www.cff.org. 

May 2 • GREAT STRIDES- Mankato
A benefit for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. GREAT STRIDES is the CF Foundation’s largest fund-raising event. Walk day  is a fun, family-oriented celebration that includes a healthy  10 kilometer (6.2 miles) walk, kids corner activities, food, and festivities that participants look forward to year after year. 9  a.m. Wheeler Park- (Corner of Range St. & Wheeler Ave.). Mankato. www.cff.org.  

May 2 • GREAT STRIDES- Minneapolis
A benefit for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. GREAT STRIDES is the CF Foundation’s largest fund-raising event. Walk day  is a fun, family-oriented celebration that includes a healthy 10  kilometer (6.2 miles) walk, kids corner activities, food, and festivities that participants look forward to year after year. 9  a.m. Lake Calhoun-start at corner of Range St & Wheeler. Minneapolis. www.cff.org.  

May 2 • GREAT STRIDES WALK- Rochester
A benefit for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. GREAT STRIDES is the CF Foundation’s largest fund-raising event. Walk day  is a fun, family-oriented celebration that includes a healthy 5 kilometer (3 mi) walk, kids corner activites, food and festivities that participants look forward to year after year. 9  a.m. Silver Lake. Rochester. www.cff.org.  

May 2 • GREAT STRIDES WALK- St. Cloud
A benefit for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. GREAT STRIDES  is the CF Foundation’s largest fund-raising event. Walk day is a fun family-oriented celebration that includes a healthy 10 kilometer (6.2 miles) walk, kids corner activities, food, and festivities that participants look forward to year after year. 9  a.m. St. John’s University- Sexton Commons. St. Cloud. www.cff.org.  

May 2 • GREAT STRIDES WALK- Winona

A benefit for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. GREAT STRIDES is the CF Foundation’s largest fund-raising event. Walk day is a fun, family-oriented  celebration that includes a healthy 10 kilometer  (6.2 miles) walk, kids corner activities, food, and festivities that participants look forward to year after year. 9  a.m. Lake Park Lodge & Bike Path. Winona. www.cff.org. 

May 2 • Wish Ball
A benefit for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota. Annual black-tie dinner and auction benefiting the  Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota. 6  p.m. The Depot. 225 Third Avenue South. Minneapolis.  www.wishballmn.org.  

May 3 • Walk MS: Christopher & Banks Walk 2009
A benefit for National MS Society, Minnesota Chapter.  Sponsored by Christopher Banks. Walk MS: Christopher & Banks Walk presented by Anchor Bank is a one-day walk in 17 cities throughout  Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Funds raised through Walk MS help support the estimated 9,000 people with MS in Minnesota and western Wisconsin and fund research for a cure. www.MSsociety.org.   

May 6 • Power of Work Celebration Dinner
A benefit for Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota.  Join with other stakeholders to celebrate the  accomplishments of the Participants of the Year  and the Business Partners of the Year. Festive event includes seated dinner, keynote speaker, live music  and amazing stories. 6:30 p.m. International Market Square. 275 Market Street. Minneapolis. www.goodwilleasterseals.org.  

May 7 • Dress Down for Leukemia Day
A benefit for Patient aid and cancer research. Sponsored by The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The 19th Annual Dress Down Day is Thursday, May 7, 2009. For a minimum donation of $5, participants  receive an official Dress Down sticker and earn the right to dress casual  for a day at work. Employees who donate $10 or more will be entered into a drawing for prizes from local businesses. Twin Cities.   

May 9 • Bike MS: Allianz Twin Cities Ride

A benefit for National MS Society, Minnesota Chapter. Sponsored by Allianz. Dust off your bike and choose a  60- or 30-mile scenic route along the Gateway Trail. Funds raised through Bike MS help support people living with multiple sclerosis in Minnesota and western Wisconsin and fund research  for a cure. This ride starts and finishes at Maplewood community Center.  Maplewood Community Center. 2100 White Bear Ave. Maplewood.    

May 16 • AdoptWalk 2009
Sponsored by the North American Council on Adoptable Children. A benefit for Children in foster care and adoptive families. Family friendly 2.8 mile walk around Lake Nokomis. 10  a.m.  Lake Nokomis Community Center. Minneapolis. www.nacac.org. 

May 16 • GREAT STRIDES WALK- Bemidji
A benefit for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. GREAT STRIDES  is the CF Foundation’s largest fund-raising event. Walk day is a fun, family-oriented celebration that includes a healthy 10 kilometer (6.2 miles) walk, kids corner activities, food, and festivities that participants look forward to year after year. 9  a.m. Lincoln Elementary School. Bemidgi. www.cff.org.  

May 16 • GREAT STRIDES WALK- Hudson
A benefit for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. GREAT STRIDES  is the CF Foundation’s largest fund-raising event. Walk day is a fun, family-oriented celebration that includes a healthy 10 kilometer (6.2 miles) walk, kids corner activities, food and festivities that participants look forward to year after year. 9  a.m. Start at Town Hall on county Rd. A. Hudson. www.cff.org.  

May 18 • Lawson’s Legacy, a Heart to Remember
A benefit for Cardiac Research. Sponsored by Children’s  Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. The 6th annual Lawson’s Legacy “A Heart to Remember” held at Rush Creek Golf Course, Maple Grove.  Proceeds from this event will benefit Lawson’s Legacy Fund at Children’s  Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and will be used to support Congenital Heart Disease research. 1  p.m. shotgun start. Rush Creek Golf Course. Maple Grove. www.lawsonslegacy.org.  

May 22 • Fans, Fiddlers & Friends Gala
A benefit for The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Sponsored by Friends of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. 6  p.m. Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. 345 Washington Street. St. Paul. www.thespco.org/gala. 

May 30 • GREAT STRIDES WALK- Glencoe
A benefit for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. GREAT STRIDES is the CF Foundation’s largest fund-raising event. Walk day is a fun, family-oriented celebration that includes a healthy 10 kilometer (6.2 miles) walk, kids corner activities, food, and festivities that the participants look forward to year after year. 9  a.m. Oak Leaf Park. Glencoe. www.cff.org.  

May TBD • Hope Lodge Gala
A benefit for the American Cancer Society.  The Twin Cities Hope Lodge Gala raises funds through a spectacular and exciting event to support the Richard M. Schulze Family American Cancer Society Hope Lodge. Hope Lodges provide the needed housing  to patients and caregivers while receiving lengthy treatments away from home. www.hopelodgegala.org.  

May TBD • Power To End Stroke – Power Sunday
A benefit for Stroke Awareness in Minority Communities. Sponsored by the American Heart Association. Thousands  of churches around the country will be educating the congregations about the risk factors and warning signs of stroke so we can wipe out the country’s No. 3 killer. Free tools available online.  www.strokeassociation.org/power.  

May TBD • Virginia Braslan Calhoun Concert
A benefit for Mental Health Services. Sponsored  by the Crisis Connection. Crisis Connection’s Virginia  Braslan Calhoun Concert, now in its fourth year, is an  effort to combat the ongoing stigma of mental illness  and to give something back to those whose donations  allow us to answer over 65,000 calls in Minnesota each year. The acclaimed Rosalyra String Quartet is feature. 3  p.m. Edina Community Lutheran Church. 4113 W. 54th Street. Edina. www.crisis.org.   

May TBD • 27th Annual PACER Benefit
A benefit for PACER Center. PACER Center’s Annual Benefit has featured such well-known entertainers as Jennifer Hudson (2007)  and Earth, Wind & Fire (2008). Tickets for PACER’s 27th  Annual Benefit in May 2009 include live and silent auctions.  Proceeds support PACER’s programs for families of children  with any disability. 6  p.m. Visit www.PACER.org. 

May TBD • CuisineArt with Wolfgang Puck
A benefit for Walker Art Center. The Walker’s annual CuisineArt event includes a competitive yet friendly cooking challenge hosted by Wolfgang Puck, followed by an elaborate  meal prepared by Puck and his staff, including desserts by Sherry  Yard. Due to the intimate nature of this experience, guest numbers  are limited. 6  p.m. Walker Art Center. 1750 Hennepin Avenue. Minneapolis. www.walkerart.org.  

May TBD • Saint Paul Saints Game
A benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters.  The St. Paul Saints Game has become an annual  favorite for matches. Spearheaded by the St. Paul  Saints and Forepaugh’s Restaurant, matches are treated to a free picnic and pre-season Saints game. This event is  a great way to enjoy baseball and help kids’ dreams come  true. To learn more, visit www.bigstwincities.org. 11:30 a.m.  Midway Stadium. St. Paul.  

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