Join Us For A Year-Long Celebration

Celebrate with us throughout 2017 at these community events.
Red Cross of Minnesota Events
Red Cross of Minnesota Centennial Celebration Event
January 19: Preview Party, Minneapolis

The beginning of our centennial year will feature activities, presentations, and speakers for honoring our past and preparing the future.

Minnesota Red Cross Centennial Event
February 11: Dancing with the Stars, Mankato

Raises money for the Red Cross serving Southwest Minnesota.

Dancing with the Stars

Minnesota Centennial - March is Red Cross Month
March: Red Cross Month

Join us by donating blood, giving money, and sharing your Red Cross stories.

Minnesota Red Cross Centennial Corporate Partners
March: Celebrating a Century of Corporate and Foundation Giving

This breakfast event recognizes corporate and foundation partners who support Red Cross services.

Minnesota Red Cross Centennial - Volunteer Service Event
April – June: Celebrating a Century of Volunteer Service

Volunteer recognition events will be held across our region, including celebrations in Duluth, Mankato, Rochester, St. Cloud, and the Twin Cities.

Minnesota Red Cross Centennial Heroes Event
May 19: Heroes Awards and Centennial Gala

Our signature centennial event will honor selected citizens for their extraordinary acts of heroism while helping others.

Heroes Awards and Centennial Gala

Minnesota Red Cross and Grandma’s Marathon
June 17: Team Red Cross and Grandma’s Marathon

Being a part of Team Red Cross is a great way to get involved. Join us!

Team Red Cross & Grandma's Marathon

Minnesota Red Cross Honoring Those Who Serve Blood Drive
June: Honoring Those Who Serve Blood Drive

This summer blood drive will feature entertainment, food, giveaways, and Red Cross Blood Services historical items.

Minnesota Red Cross Run for the Red
July 22: Run for the Red

In celebration of our centennial, we hope to have 1,000 people Run for the Red, an annual charity run and walk featuring food, entertainment, and activities for kids.

Run for the Red

Minnesota Red Cross - State Fair
August 24 – September 4: Minnesota State Fair

During the Great Minnesota Get Together, we will host daily blood drives, and take part in the annual Military Appreciation Day and Governor’s Fire Prevention Day.

Minnesota Red Cross - Preparedness Month and Fire Prevention Month
September: National Preparedness Month October: Fire Prevention Month

September: help us raise awareness about the emergency preparedness. October: take part in nationwide campaign to install thousands of smoke alarms during a one-week period.

Home Fire Campaign

Minnesota Red Cross - Clara Barton Humanitarian Service Women’s Luncheon
October: Clara Harlowe Barton Humanitarian Service Women’s Luncheon

Inspired by Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross more than 130 years ago, this event celebrates women who helped lead the organization from its early inception to today.

Minnesota Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces Appreciation
November: Service to the Armed Forces Appreciation

Across the state, the Red Cross will participate in events honoring our military veterans. Holiday Mail for Heroes card signings will be held throughout the month with a goal of producing and distributing 12,000 cards.

Minnesota Red Cross Holiday Blood Drive
December: Holiday Blood Drive

Help boost the blood supply before the holidays during the 12 Hours of Giving Holiday Blood Drive, the longest one-day blood drive in Minnesota.