The Medtronic Foundation is now seeking applications for the 2018 Bakken Invitation. The Bakken Invitation honors inspiring individuals from around the world who have overcome health challenges thanks to medical technology, and have chosen to use their extra life to make a difference in communities through advocacy, innovation and volunteering. Named after Medtronic co-founder Earl Bakken, the Bakken Invitation brings together patients who “Live On” through their advocacy contributions, “Give On” through innovation, and “Dream On” through their vision of a better world.

People age 14 or older who received eligible medical technology are welcome to apply, regardless of device manufacturer. For a complete list of requirements and to submit an application, visit liveongiveon.org before July 18, 2018.

Each year, we select a new group of honorees who are invited to Hawaii (Earl’s current home) for five inspirational days of leadership sessions and networking with others who are making the world a better place through advocacy, innovation and volunteering. They are also recognized by Earl Bakken as leaders in driving change and transforming healthcare. The event includes air transportation, meals and lodging for two in Kona, Hawaii from Jan. 9-14, 2019. Honorees leave the event inspired, equipped with new skills and connected to a broader network of individuals who also are transforming health in their communities.

For any questions, please contact Audrey Guibat Demont at audrey.guibat.demont@medtronic.com.