Dakota Medical Foundation

It’s Giving Hearts Day. Find out how you can make a difference.

FARGO (KFGO/KVRR) – Giving Hearts Day is a 24-hour fundraising event for charities in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota. Since the first event in 2008, generous donors have given more than $112 million, 100% of which goes directly to participating charities. Nearly 550 charities are participating in Giving Hearts Day in 2022. Giving Hearts Day 2022 has already raised over…

LIVE: Giving Hearts Week Begins

Giving Hearts Day Is Thursday, February 10th

  FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Giving Hearts Day is less than three days away The Dakota Medical Foundation says their goal is to get 100 thousand people to donate money, time or other goods to some of the nearly 540 organizations in our region participating. There are plenty of incentives for people looking to give. All donors will be entered…

LIVE: Fargo Monthly Highlights Giving Hearts Day

The spotlight is on Giving Hearts Day this month

  The spotlight is on Giving Hearts Day this month. Spotlight Media is only publishing two issues this month, Fargo Monthly and Fargo Inc. They’re both highlighting February 10th’s Giving Hearts Day. The will be available online this week, and at news stands in local stores in about two weeks. With more than 500 charities raising money that day, it…

LIVE: Get The Details About This Year’s Giving Hearts Day

Giving Hearts Day Is Set For February 10th

  Fargo, N.D. (KVRR) – They’re gearing up for the annual single-day charity blitz that is Giving Hearts Day. It’s February 10th this year. The Dakota Medical Foundation says their goal is to get 100 thousand people to either donate money, time or other goods to some of the nearly 540 organizations in our region participating. There are plenty of…

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…