Toast to Courage
WHAT: A Toast to Courage
WHEN: Friday, October 12, 6 to 11 p.m.
WHERE: Radisson Blu, Mall of America, 2100 Killebrew Drive, Bloomington
WHY: To raise funds for Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute.
INSIDER INFO: Emcee Rena Sarigianopoulos of Kare 11 silent and live auction, gourmet dinner with wine pairings, stories of courage. $175 per person, $2,500 per table. Learn more.
WHAT: Ronald McDonald House’s Love Gala RMHC Upper Midwest Keeping Families Close
WHEN: Saturday, October 13
WHERE: Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, 225 South Third Ave. S., Minneapolis
WHY: Home away from home for families with seriously ill or injured children with four Twin Cities locations serving 5,400 families a year. #KeepingFamiliesClose
INSIDER INFO: Emcees: Daniel Green and Amy Mathews. Special performance by Kat Perkins. Featured family: the Schlief family. Post-party music: Casablanca Orchestra. Presented by Dancing DRAGONFLY winery. $250 per person, $2,500 per table. Learn more.
Dance to Your Heartbeat
WHAT: Heartbeat Gala: Your Heart, Your Adventure
WHEN: Saturday, October 13, 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Hilton Minneapolis, 1001 Marquette Ave., Minneapolis
WHY: Learn about heart and vascular disease in younger people and the difference research can make.
INSIDER INFO: Black tie admired, but not required. Keynote speaker: Alison Levine. Emcee: Roshini Rajkumar. After party cocktails, snacks, and heart-pumping music. $500 per person, $50 for the after-party. Learn more.
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