Dakota Medical Foundation

Fargo family raises money for toddler’s medical expenses

"It's been a hardship, we had a very complicated pregnancy and then the loss of our son Carter, but we just try to focus on Brooks and keeping him healthy."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A Fargo couple is calling on people’s support for help with their son’s medical challenges. With the help of Lend a Hand Up, Dakota Medical Foundation and Drumconrath Brewing Company, the Thiesen family is hoping for community support at their Brews for Brooks fundraiser. “We’re having a benefit for my son Brooks, who’s been having some…

Great Plains Food Bank celebrates Hunger Action Day

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — It’s Hunger Action Day and Great Plains Food Bank is celebrating with it’s annual Packathon. Throughout the week the food bank has been welcoming volunteers as they pack bags filled with food for hungry families in need. The bags will be going toward the school backpack program and are set to be shipped through schools in…

LIVE: Giving Hearts Day Gets Off To Quick Start

Giving Hearts Day Looks A Little Different During A Pandemic

  Pat Traynor, Executive Director of the Dakota Medical Foundation, tells us that this year’s Giving Hearts Day is off to a faster start than previous years. A lot of non-profits are in greater need this year because of the effects of the pandemic. They’ve changed things a bit this year, including adding a sweepstakes for the first time with…

Team Chip to present 9th Annual Bowlin’ for the Colon check to Lend A Hand Up Wednesday

The event on Wednesday will be held at Drekker Brewhalla.

FARGO, N.D.–Team Chip will be presenting their 9th Annual Bowlin’ for the Colon check to Lend A Hand Up at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Team Chip started the Bowlin’ for the Colon fundraiser after Lend A Hand Up helped them raise money for their friend Maynard “Chip” Johnson in 2011. Every year since the fundraiser, Team Chip has given back…

International Women’s Day Event Celebrates Human Rights and Gender Equality

Although the day has occurred internationally for over 100 years, Fargo is celebrating it for the first time

FARGO, N.D. — International Women’s Day holds a special place in Nyamal Dei’s heart. “I celebrate this event since I was a child in Africa, and I always know I want to put an event together like this one,” she says. For the first time, she’s hosting a get-together at the Dakota Medical Foundation for women of all backgrounds and…

Generosity of donors sweeps Red River Valley for Giving Hearts Day

The millions of dollars raised are being put right back into communities across the region

RED RIVER VALLEY — Raising a child who has mobility challenges can be tough. “All too often, you kind of get discounted and put off to the side when you’re in a wheelchair. You have a mobility challenge, you can’t, you don’t know where you fit in and that’s where Hope comes in. You know, we welcome everybody into our…

Community Donates to 450 Charities on Giving Hearts Day

2019 makes the 12th year of Giving Hearts Day

FARGO, N.D. – Some call Giving Hearts Day the Super Bowl of giving and you can participate by donating to one or more of the 450 charities taking part. 2019 marks the 12th year of Giving Hearts Day. Dakota Medical Foundation, Impact Foundation, and the Alex Stern Family Foundation are hosting this event so you can make a difference in…

LIVE: Charities Receive Donations on Giving Hearts Day

2019 marks the 12th year of Giving Hearts Day

KVRR’s Maggie LaMere speaks with Pat Traynor, executive director of Dakota Medical and Impact Foundations, about the goals for Giving Hearts Day. Click on the link to make a donation. Categories: Morning – In The Community Tags: charities, Dakota Medical Foundation, GIVING HEARTS DAY

Young Girl And Neighbor To Be Honored For Helping Save Mom After Massive Heart Attack

Kadie Stoltz suffered a massive heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest last month

FARGO, ND — A young girl and her neighbor will be honored for helping to save the life of the girl’s mother. 8-year-old Sloan Stoltz FaceTimed her aunt in Grand Forks after her mother, 35-year-old Kadie Stoltz, suffered a massive heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest last month. Sloan was told to get help from their neighbor Mark Donarski while her…

Dakota Medical Foundation Hosts Forum on Preventing Youth Addiction

The younger kids receive education or intervention, the better

FARGO, N.D. — The Dakota Medical Foundation teamed up with LevelUp Fargo to put on a summit on preventing addiction among young people. They say the main points to focus on are prevention, early intervention, treatment, and recovery, and that addiction needs to be treated like any other medical condition. “We remove the stigma that addiction is a disease, not a moral…