Archive for month: February, 2017

Sunshine Fest Wrap-Up

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to Sunshine Fest on Saturday! We hope you had a great time, as we sure did!

Here are all of this year’s award winners:

Volunteer of the Year Award – Mandi Johnson, MD

Sunshine Board Award – Carma Hanson & Mary Glessner

More Sunshine Individual Award – Misti Koop

More Sunshine Team Award – Sunbowlers

Most Community Team Participants – Altru NICU

Most Corporate Team Participants – Alerus

Most Community Team Funds Raised – Team PEO

Most Corporate Team Funds Raised – Sawdust Designs

Oh, and if you missed the big announcement… WE’RE BREAKING GROUND THIS YEAR!

Honestly, this project would not be possible without the support of each and every one of you. We are lucky to live in such a giving community and to have such amazing people working on this project.

Pictures from Sunshine Fest should be up on our website sometime next week. We hope to see you at Sunshine Fest 2018!

Until then,


Sunshine Fest – Schedule of Events

Sunshine Fest is this Saturday! If you’re joining us, here is what you want to know.

The event is at the beautiful Ralph Engelstad Arena. If you are participating in the walk, you can park by and use the either the Northwest or the Southwest Entrance. Runners should enter through the main (east) doors.

Doors open at 9:00 a.m. The Health & Wellness Fair, Kid Zone, Photo Booth, and pet therapy dogs will also start at this time and be available until 11 a.m.

The opening welcome and announcements will start at 10:00. Then the walk will commence at 10:15 followed by the run at 10:30.

After we all get our exercise in for the day, we will have sponsor and partner thank yous at 11:15. We will start presenting awards at 11:30. This will also be the time we announce prize winners.

To finish off the day, we will be making our BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Everything should be wrapped up by noon.

Snacks will be available throughout the event.

It’s not too late to register! Pre-registration will be available online until Thursday at midnight. Registration will also be available at the event.

Help us make this the biggest and best Sunshine Fest yet! We look forward to seeing you there!


Until then,


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