The Bakken Invitation: Live On. Give On.
"What are you doing with your extra life?"
Inspired by the question asked by Medtronic co-founder and philanthropist Earl Bakken, the Bakken Invitation celebrates and connects people who, with the help of medical technology, have overcome health challenges and are now making a difference in their communities.
We’re now accepting applications for the 2015 Bakken Invitation Award.
The Bakken Invitation Award recognises people who have used their “extra life” made possible by medical technology to make outstanding contributions of service, volunteerism and leadership. Each year, ten Bakken Invitation Award honourees will earn a $20,000 (around €18,000) grant from Medtronic Philanthropy to direct to a charity of their choice, and a trip to Hawaii for a celebration event to meet Medtronic co-founder Earl Bakken. All applicants with eligible medical technology are welcome to apply, regardless of device manufacturer.