Asthma Clinic at Children's

Elijah is one of the recipients of the program. He is an 11 year old boy with asthma and multiple allergies, including dust…

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Autism Care Initiative

A fever spike in the middle of the night. Tonsillitis. An allergic reaction. A knee gash for a new bike rider. Asthma. A…

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Stories from Child Life

Let's Play Doctor A 3 year old girl came into the ED for a fever and needed to get an IV. She was very anxious due to past…

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Music therapy during an extended admission

Shaun is a 15 yr old Somali boy with intractable epilepsy and developmental delays. He was referred to music therapy services to…

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Smiles, tears, and -- of course-- music

Earlier this year, four-year-old twin brothers with epilepsy were admitted into Children's neuroscience unit for their routine…

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Pets Assisting With Healing

During one of my morning pet therapy visits to St. Paul Children's Hospital, I did not realize how meaningful and lasting my…

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Welcome to the Children's Hospital Association

CHA is a volunteer non-profit organization that raises funds to support programs at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.  CHA has a rich history of facilitating leading edge care for children and helping to establish Children’s Minnesota as a national leader in pediatric health care. This year CHA pledged $725,000 to Children's Minnesota. This would not be possible without the generosity of our many loyal supporters. Many of the programs and research projects we sponsor are ongoing, and without our funding they could not continue. 

CHA Highlights

CHA's annual Storyland Gala 2016, hosted by Leah McLean of KSTP-TV, was a fabulous evening of dining, dancing, bidding and fundraising. Over 600 guests enjoyed pre-dinner cocktails and competitive bidding on over three hundred silent auction items. The ballroom was magically transformed into a stunning fall evening lit up by a harvest moon where guests dined on a 3-course gourmet meal accompanied by wines provided by Total Wine and More.

Winning bidders in the spirited live auction, called by Auctioneer, Andy Imholte, took home a variety of unique items including a romantic French getaway, a Minnesota Wild Hockey Lovers Package, a one week stay in Cabos San Lucas, and an exclusive event with Kat Perkins.

Dr. Michael Troy and Dr. Gigi Chawla presented an overview of a program that provides state-of-the-art therapy services to help infants and toddlers with complex medical histories and their primary care givers. A moving video of some of these children with their families touched the audience, and a record breaking total was raised for this year's Fund-A-Need. This success was due in part to the ease of donating using BidPal electronic bidding program and generous donations from an anonymous donor, Hubbard Broadcasting, and St. Jude Medical Foundation. To see a list of the 2016 Storyland Gala Sponsors, click here!

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Dr. Bob Bonar, CEO Children's Minnesota

2016 Storyland Gala Committee

How are your dollars making a difference?

This year, CHA pledged $741,250 to fund programs and services at Children’s Minnesota that are underfunded or not covered by insurance.

Included this year, Midwest Children’s Resource Center (MCRC) has received a grant for $140,000. Their expertise and strength in the field of child abuse is known nationally. MCRC recognizes, treats and works with community partners to provide a better life for children who may be a victim of physical and/or sexual abuse. 

Additional programs use funds pledged from CHA to train professionals to see more patients and serve their needs promptly. A pledge of $120,000 to the Children’s Hospital Clinic of St. Paul helps to pay for medications for families who are financially fragile.


View the 2016 Supported Programs

Table Talk 2017 is just around the corner! Table Talk will take place on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the Mendakota Country Club in Mendota Heights. We are proud to announce Elizabeth Ries of Twin Cities Live will be our Emcee for the afternoon. Be sure to head over to the Table Talk page for more information and to reserve your seat today for a great afternoon with some of the most influential women of the Twin Cities. But most importantly, all proceeds raised will support CHA programs such as Children's Resource Fund, MCRC, Child Life in the Emergency Department & Mental Health Special Needs Fund. CHA sincerely thanks all the guests who attended this sell out event! Your support will truly CHAnge the care and experience of children and families at Children's Minnesota and throughout the community. 




CHA would like to thank our Signature Sponsor, Hubbard Broadcasting Foundation and our Distinguished Sponsors, Pioneer Press, and Spaces Twin Cities, as well as the additional support from KME Photography.

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