Add Your Spark of Support

You can make an impact before and during Light Up the Night. This year, proceeds from ticket sales, sponsorships, and onsite fundraising benefit the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Center of HCMC. During the evening, an array of donated items from community partners will be available for your bidding, along with select one-of-a-kind experiences created exclusively for LUTN. In addition, our fund-a-need moment will share how your generosity will support neurovision care and research for patients struggling with eye and brain coordination.

At any time, you can make a gift in honor of a Guiding Light Award recipient or to benefit the TBI program, in lieu of attending the event. Make your donation.

Plan ahead and get ready to bid on these live auction items donated by our generous friends. All proceeds will support the Traumatic Brain Injury Center.

2015 Aspen Retreat

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The Quintess Collection is offering a three-night experience at a Quintess Collection property for a stay before September 15, 2015. Currently they are reserving the luxurious "Sheer Bliss" villa in Snowmass, for a stay from Friday, January 23 - Monday, January 26, 2015. This luxurious retreat of 3,859 square feet can accommodate ten people with four bedrooms, four bathrooms, gourmet kitchen, hot tub, multiple decks, amazing mountain views and ski-in/ski-out access. The winner may choose other dates, subject to availability.

  • Includes $1300 travel voucher for round-trip airfare for two and a SUV rental car arranged through Travel Leaders.
  • Retreat donated by Hennepin Health Foundation Board Member Chip Truwit and wife Paula Picard.

Italy Vacation: Rome and Tuscany

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Start your Italian adventure with two nights in Rome then head off to the hills of Tuscany. Enjoy a three-night stay in a winery villa located in the breathtaking countryside of Tuscany. During your stay, you will receive VIP treatment, including one-of-a kind vineyard and winery tours, private wine tasting, and an insider's look at winemaking in Italy's most famous wine region. When not in the vineyard, enjoy scenic drives to the city of Florence, and other historic cities such as Siena, San Giminano and Pisa. Tuscany lodging available Monday - Friday (excludes the month of August and Christmas and Easter holidays). A three-month advance notice is required. All travelers must be over the age of 21.

  • Includes an $800 travel voucher for two nights in Rome at Hotel Diana and a six-day car rental arranged through Travel Leaders.
  • Tuscany retreat donated by Total Wine and More.

City Lights: Helicopter Ride

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Experience the rush and energy of an emergency medical flight (without being a patient). Life Link III will take you and a guest on a 15-minute helicopter ride around the city. Continue your adventure with dining at Crave restaurant and a hotel stay at the W, where you can stargaze at the top of the Foshay tower.

  • Helicopter ride donated by LifeLink
  • One-night stay in King Suite from W Minneapolis-The Foshay
  • $50 gift card from Crave

Two-Hour Private Concert with Tim Mahoney

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Plan a unique gathering of friends and family or a corporate event with local musician and songwriter Tim Mahoney. A contestant on the first season of The Voice, Mahoney was chosen by Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine as one of his eight team members after hearing Mahoney's stunning rendition of Sam Cooke's "Bring it On Home to Me". Tim has won songwriting contests, been featured in Rolling Stone magazine and commercials. Learn more at

  • Two-hour solo performance donated by Tim Mahoney

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

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Plan a dinner party for you and five guests with Minnesota Vikings legend Jim Marshall and HCMC CEO Jon Pryor. The executive chef of HCMC will bring his culinary talents to the table. This evening is guaranteed to be filled with lively conversation, good food and wine, and maybe some football memories.

  • Location is your home or the Marshall residence--bidder's choice.
  • Catered dinner donated by HCMC's Nutritional Services.
  • Date and menu coordinated by Hennepin Health Foundation.