Bakken-hero

The bakken invitation

The Bakken Invitation is annually given to people who, with the help of medical technology, have overcome health challenges and are now giving back.

LEARN MORE

LIVE ON. GIVE ON.

Each year, award honorees are selected from the Bakken Invitation Community for the Bakken Invitation Award, recognizing their extraordinary accomplishments.

LEARN ABOUT THE PROGRAM
bakken2015-award
Bakken 2015

MEET THE 2016

BAKKEN INVITATION AWARD HONOREES

LEARN MORE ABOUT EACH HONOREE
bakken hands

WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR EXTRA LIFE?

Tell us how you are helping others. For every story posted, $10 goes to Project Hope to help increase access to healthcare.

JOIN THE BAKKEN INVITATION COMMUNITY

APPLY FOR THE  Award

Applications are now open. Honorees nominate a charity of their choice for a $20,000 grant.

APPLY NOW
Sheila

LOVE IS A POWERFUL REMEDY THAT EVERYONE CAN SHARE.

Shelia Vasconcellos 2015 Bakken Invitation Honoree Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Type 1 Diabetes

EARL BAKKEN –  the spirit of "live on. give on."

Medtronic co-founder Earl Bakken is also a patient who benefits from multiple medical devices that allow him to continue to give back through community involvement.

READ ABOUT EARL
earl

Tanya hall uses her "EXTRA LIFE" to help hearts

READ ABOUT TANYA

bakken invitation video gallery

Watch our program videos.

EXPLORE LIBRARY
tanya