2017 Step to INSPIRE



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Give life and purpose to stroke and brain injury survivors by supporting awareness, education and outreach. Bring your family and friends and join us for Step to INSPIRE, a 5K* Run/Walk/Roll that raises funds to support Park Nicollet Foundation funded award winning INSPIRE programs for survivors of stroke and brain injury. You can see the 2016 event photos here.

*Shorter courses available

Saturday, September 16, 2017
Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive, St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Registration Fee:  Regular Early Bird (before Sept 5)
Adult   $35.00 $25.00
Children (12 or younger)   $15.00  $10.00
8:00am Registration
9:00am Pre-race ceremony
9:30am 5K Run Start
9:40am 5K Walk Start
9:50am 1/2 Mile Walk Start

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Disney World in Florida ~4 One-Day Park Hopper passes 

These passes are valued at $162.00 per pass for a $648.00 value!!  

With these passes experience the magic at each unique Disney theme park:  the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studio and Disney’s Animal Kingdom within one day.  The tickets expire 7/17/2019—so you have plenty of time to plan a trip of a lifetime!

MOA’s House of Comedy

4 passes valued at $88.00 

Join the fun and enjoy the nation's top touring comedians as seen on Late Night TV including: Jimmy Fallon, Chelsea Lately, Jimmy Kimmel, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Conan O'Brien and more. Comedy Stars from Comedy Central, Saturday Night Live and Mad TV are common faces who've made frequent graces on the stage at House of Comedy.  DRINK. DINE. LAUGH.

The Minnesota Renaissance Festival 

Two tickets are valued at $50.00.

Two tickets to one of Minnesota’s favorite festivals. The Renaissance Festival is celebrating its 47th season!  The Renaissance Festival is an interactive outdoor event which focuses on recreating the look and feel of a fictional 16th Century "England-like" fantasy kingdom. It operates during weekends from mid-August until the final week in September near the Minnesota River in Shakopee.

Capital Genealogy

$300.00 value

Capital Genealogy features family history research.  At Capital Genealogy, projects always involve one-on-one time with our genealogist, producing reports that are compatible with the latest family history software.  Bring excitement and pride as you discover and learn about your family history. Capital Genealogy is deeply rooted in philanthropy, allocating as much as a third of its output to charitable giving.  


Create your own fundraising pages to raise funds as an individual, team or donate to a participant. or double your donation by seeing if your company has a matching gift program. Your donation is tax-deductible.

Our tax ID number is 23-7346465.

A silent auction will be held during the event. If you’re interested in donating an item to the silent auction, please fill out a silent auction donation form.

Checks can be made out to Park Nicollet Foundation and mailed to:

Park Nicollet Foundation
6500 Excelsior Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

(please include the name of the team/individual and "Step to INSPIRE 2017" in the memo line)


Money raised supports Park Nicollet’s INSPIRE Program vital programs addressing the emotional and psychological aspects of a long term recovery from stroke and brain injury, including:

  • Support Services
  • Continuing rehabilitation after formal therapy is complete through groups
  • Patient and family education
  • Community Outreach
  • Neurological Learning Center
  • Scholarships used to assist stroke and brain injury survivors as they use our program to continue recovery efforts