Bakken Invitation Award: living with a medical device

Monday, 11 July 2016

The Medtronic Foundation is now accepting applications for the Bakken Invitation Award, an international award celebrating the philanthropic power of patients.

They are asking for help in identifying patients who have overcome health challenges with the help of medical technology and are now giving back to populations or communities in need. 

Award winners are invited to nominate a nonprofit organization of their choice to receive a $20,000 grant from the Medtronic Foundation. Winners also gather in Hawaii to meet Medtronic co-founder Earl Bakken, participate in community service projects and learn how to inspire others to “live on, give on.”

To qualify

To qualify for the Bakken Invitation Award, applicants must be 14 years of age or older and be managing, through medical technology, one the following disease categories:

  • Heart disease 
  • Diabetes 
  • Chronic pain or spinal disorders 
  • Neurological disorders 
  • Gastroenterological disorders 
  • Urological disorders
  • Stroke 
  • Obesity
  • Cancer

For more information 

Please see more information on the applicant criteria and how to apply or nominate someone here.

Deadline for applications: 10 August 2016