Dakota Medical Foundation

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…

Dakota Medical Foundation Donates $10,000 to Two Community-Minded Companies

Scheels Minot and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota receive grants

FARGO, N.D. –For the first time, Dakota Medical Foundation gave two organizations a little push before Giving Hearts Day. Scheels in Minot and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota each received $5,000 grants to donate to various other organizations. The two companies were chosen based on how passionate their employees were about Giving Hearts Day. Scheels will give $1,000…

LIVE: Giving Hearts Day

KVRR's Jackie Kelly Learns More About Giving Heart Day

KVRR’s Jackie Kelly talks with Dakota Medical & Impact Foundation’s Executive Director, Pat Traynor, about Giving Hearts Day. Giving Hearts Day will run all day on Thursday, February 8th. A link to donate can be found on KVRR’s homepage. Categories: Morning – Features, Morning – In The Community Tags: Dakota Medical Foundation, donate, GIVING HEARTS DAY

Kristi Engelstad Benefit: Lending a Hand to a First Responder

Friends and family teamed up with Lend A Hand to raise money for her medical costs

FARGO, ND — She’s been a paramedic for years and has taught thousands of classes for the community. Kristi Engelstad with F-M Ambulance is battling a rare form of ovarian cancer. Friends and family teamed up with Lend-A-Hand to raise money for her medical costs. Lend-A-Hand, an organization with the Dakota Medical Foundation, will match up to $5,000 of the proceeds….

Live: Kristi Engelstad Benefit

There's still a chance to help out a local women who has given so much to the community

FARGO, ND– Kristi Engelstad has been a paramedic for years and has taught classes for thousands in the community. In February, she was diagnosed with a rare ovarian cancer. Lutheran Church of the Cross in West Fargo is holding a benefit for her until 8 p.m. If you’d like to make a donation online, you can click here. Categories: Community,…

Giving People a Chance: Fargo’s F5 Project Helping Former Inmates Strive for Success

The mission of the organization is to keep the past in the past

FARGO, ND — A Cass County organization’s mission is to keep the past, in the past. The F5 Project works to give former inmates a second chance. “I am a five-time felon and had the community around me not given me a chance, we wouldn’t be here today,” said Adam Martin, who is the executive director of the F5 Project….