Your Impact

Add your Spark of Support

You can make an impact before, during, or after Light Up the Night. Proceeds from ticket purchases and sponsorships benefit the mission of HCMC to care for anyone, at anytime, with any condition. A variety of one-of-a-kind experiences are being created exclusively for guests as part of our silent auction that evening. Review the auction items and place an early bid. Then come prepared to defend your selection on December 5th with live bidding 6pm-8pm.

In addition, you can support one of our Fund-a-Need projects or send a gift in honor of a Guiding Light Award recipient, event host, honorary chair, or in place of attending the actual event.

Fund-a-Need Projects

Buy-A-Bed Campaign Logo

Buy-A-Bed Campaign
The patient and family experience is at the forefront of our mission at HCMC. Nowhere is this more profoundly demonstrated than in the intensive care areas of our hospital. Patients with acute injuries, complex wounds, life threatening health conditions, or at the end of their lives, seek the comfort and care in our Burn, Medical and Surgical Intensive Care Units.

It is in these rooms where family and friends gather for extended periods of time, not wanting to miss the first wake up or last breath. Our purpose with the Buy-a-Bed Campaign is to furnish every room with a sleeper sofa for the loving and supportive presence of those most dear. Each sleeper sofa costs $3,000. With 51 patient rooms to furnish (7 in Burn, 20 in MICU, 24 in SICU) the total campaign goal is $153,000 by June, 2014. Donors funding a complete purchase ($3,000) will have the option to affix a name plate on the sofa in honor of a loved one or organization.

LUTN Mature Women

Mature Women’s Health Program
At Light Up the Night, HCMC unveils its vision for a Mature Women’s Health Program. The focus of this initiative is to help women going through menopause by providing them with a comprehensive treatment plan coordinated by a medical care team.


Guiding Light Award Recipients

LUTN Guiding Light Award Marjorie Hogan

The Guiding Light Award for Medical Education is being awarded to
Marjorie Hogan, MD

The Guiding Light Award for Medical Education was established in 2011 to celebrate HCMC’s legacy as a public teaching hospital and recognize exemplary commitment to medical education and training within Hennepin County Medical Center. Previous recipients include: Thomas Stillman, MD and Morris Davidman, MD. In 2013 we honor Dr. Marjorie Hogan.

Dr. Hogan began her career at HCMC in 1992 as a physician in the Department of Pediatrics. Her 21-year career includes many roles. She served as Director of Pediatric Medical Education (1998-2011); Pediatric Continuity Clinic Preceptor (1993-2012); and, chaired the Pediatric Patient Education Committee (1992-2002). Today, she retains an active practice in general pediatrics and adolescent medicine at HCMC Pediatric and Whittier clinics.

Dr. Hogan is a renowned expert in a number of pediatric specialties including child maltreatment, adolescent medicine, the transition of youth with chronic medical problems from pediatric care to adult health care, and media use by pediatric patients. She lectures extensively on these topics to medical students, residents and colleagues.

LUTN Guiding Light Award Clem Duffy

The Guiding Light Award for Generosity is being awarded to Clem Duffy
The Guiding Light Award for Generosity was established in 2012 to recognize an individual or community partner who demonstrates exemplary commitment to the growth of generosity for Hennepin County Medical Center. The inaugural award was presented to Judy Shank, MD. This year we honor Mr. Clem Duffy.

For over 40 years, Clem Duffy has organized an annual holiday party for his neighbors in the Tower Condominium in downtown Minneapolis. The price of admission is new toys and financial contributions to the Extraordinary Kids Fund at HCMC. Toys are distributed to the pediatric playroom and directly to children spending the holidays in the hospital. A good guess is over 4,000 toys have been donated along with $6,000. What can’t be calculated of course, are the tens of thousands of smiles Clem and his neighbors have offered the extraordinary young patients at HCMC.