Lend A Hand

Helping Our Neighbors in Medical Crisis

Helping Our Neighbors
in Medical Crisis

When it comes to hosting a benefit or other fundraising event for someone in a medical crisis, our Lend A Hand program is here to help you succeed.  Medical expenses continue to be the leading cause of bankruptcy in the U.S.  The support of neighbors, friends and families means those with life-threatening or debilitating illness can focus on healing — and worry less about the burden of expense related to their care and treatment.

Benefit Events

Support an Event

Health and healing needs to be the highest priority for those in medical crisis – but that often comes at great expense. Online gifts may be made to benefit a specific individual/family fund or to the program’s Giving Fund to help many families.

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Online Fundraising Toolkit

Plan an Event

Dakota Medical Foundation’s Lend A Hand program supports friends and volunteers who step forward to help a neighbor in need! Lend A Hand resources include a fundraising toolkit, our site for online giving, and matching funds to inspire people to give.

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Thank you for celebrating with us!

It was an honor to celebrate 10 years of Lend A Hand with everyone involved. Thank you for your support!


The important work of supporting 50 or more people and families in medical crisis is made possible by the generosity of organizations and individuals who believe in embracing those around us to keep healing the highest priority by diminishing financial challenges.

Apply for Help

Funding is provided in partnership with generous community supporters.

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