Medtronic Philanthropy

Medtronic Foundation Seeks Runners Benefitting from Medical Technology for 2016 “Global Heroes” Team

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DUBLIN – March 29, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Applications are now open for the 2016 Global Heroes running team. Every October since 2006, the Medtronic Foundation and Twin Cities In Motion have brought people from around the world to Minnesota to be part of a unique collection of long-distance runners, all benefitting from medical technology. As a team, they run the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon or Medtronic TC 10 Mile.

University of Washington to Lead U.S. Expansion of Medtronic’s HeartRescue Project

The Newly Formed U.S. HeartRescue Consortium Will Bring Proven Resuscitation Practices to More States to Improve Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates
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DUBLIN, December 8, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) today announced that the University of Washington and King County (Seattle) Emergency Medical Services will lead the U.S. expansion of the HeartRescue Project, a successful Medtronic Philanthropy partnership launched in five states in 2010 that brought together some of the nation’s leading resuscitation experts to improve survival rates for Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).

Medtronic Philanthropy Partners with Organizations in India to Improve Hypertension and Diabetes Care

Catholic Health Association of India (CHAI) and Health Institute for Mother and Child (MAMTA) Will Implement “HealthRise” Demonstration Projects in Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh to Increase Detection, Management and Control of Diabetes and Heart Disease
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DUBLIN, November 19, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) today announced that Catholic Health Association of India (CHAI) and the Health Institute for Mother and Child (MAMTA) have been selected by Medtronic Philanthropy to implement “HealthRise India” demonstration projects in Udaipur, Rajasthan, and Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.

Medtronic Partners with Local Organizations and Minnesota Department of Health to Advance Health Equity in Minnesota

Pillsbury United Communities, Regions Hospital Foundation, HealthFinders Collaborative will implement “HealthRise” in Minnesota, one of four projects in the world
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MINNEAPOLIS, October 19, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) today announced that Pillsbury United Communities, Regions Hospital Foundation and the HealthFinders Collaborative have been selected by Medtronic Philanthropy to implement the HealthRise U.S. program in Minnesota.

Medtronic Calls for Applications for 2015 Bakken Invitation Award

Ten Honorees Will Each Earn a $20,000 Grant
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Dublin, June 22, 2015 /3BL Media/  Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) announced today that it is seeking applications for the 2015 Bakken Invitation Award, a global program honoring and connecting people who have overcome health challenges with the help of medical technology and are now selflessly giving back to their communities.

Medtronic Employees on a Mission to Give Back

Giving back to the communities they live in is all part of a day’s work for Medtronic employees like Todd Puyleart. They do it through a program called Project 6.
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Todd Puyleart of Minneapolis is on a mission - to help build a home for total strangers.

Because when the first-year Medtronic employee’s family needed help years ago, people he had never met  lent a hand.

“So it’s been kind of my way of giving back for all of the people who helped put my sister into the house she lives in with her husband and daughter today,” he said.

Medtronic Extends Title Sponsorship of Twin Cities Marathon Through 2020

Building on Nearly a Decade of Growth, Partnership Allows Twin Cities In Motion to Continue to Expand and Enhance Race Events and Youth Programming
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MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 29, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Medtronic and Twin Cities In Motion, the organizers of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, today announced a five-year, $2.5 million agreement that will keep Medtronic as the title sponsor of the Twin Cities Marathon and three additional Twin Cities In Motion events through 2020: the TC 1 Mile, TC Family Events, and TC 10 Mile.  Additionally, Medtronic will continue to support the Medtronic TC Kids Marathon, a nationally recognized youth running program that promotes exercise, wellness and healthy lifestyles.

Medtronic Announces $6 Million Philanthropic Effort to Prevent and Control Rheumatic Heart Disease

$6 Million Marks the Largest Private-Sector Contribution to Date to Address One of the World’s Most Neglected, Yet Preventable, Diseases Affecting the World’s Poor
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MINNEAPOLIS, September 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Medtronic today announced a five-year, $6 million (USD) funding commitment from Medtronic Philanthropy to reduce premature mortality resulting from Rheumatic Fever (RF) and Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD). Funding will support projects focused in three countries yet to be determined. 

Medtronic Announces 2013 "Global Heroes"

25 Distance Runners from Around the World Who Benefit from Medical Technology to Run Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Events this Fall
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MINNEAPOLIS, July 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Twenty-five long-distance runners who benefit from medical technology have been named to the 2013 "Medtronic Global Heroes" team, and will run the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon or TC 10 Mile on Sunday, October 6, 2013.

This year's team includes runners from 12 different countries including Australia, China, Ireland, Israel, Germany, Macedonia, New Zealand, Portugal, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago,  Uruguay and the United States.

Medtronic Announces 2014 "Global Heroes" Team

Distance Runners from Around the World Who Benefit from Medical Technology to Run Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Events this Fall
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MINNEAPOLIS, August 11, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Twenty-five long-distance runners who benefit from medical technology will be honored as “Medtronic Global Heroes” when they run as a team in the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon or TC 10 Mile on Sunday, October 5, 2014.

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