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19th Annual Diamond Awards

An annual event benefiting University of Minnesota Medical School and M Health Fairview's innovative research and patient care for those suffering with Ataxia, ALS, MD, MS, and Parkinson's disease.


We are grateful for your support of the 19th Annual Diamond Awards!
Together, we hit it out of the park and raised more than $300,000 for families and individuals facing neurological disorders.

Check out photos from this year's event:


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Top honors go to the MVPs of this event - the Minnesota Twins, Baseball Writers Association of America, Honorary Chairs KT and Ryan Anderson, and the entire Advisory Committee. We also want to give special recognition to all our sponsors who provided such amazing support for this event. Also, we truly appreciate the Schneiderman family for sharing their story of strength and hope.


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This is just one of the many stories that propels the University of Minnesota to fight for treatment and research for neurological disorders. Without your support, none of this would be possible.


We tip our hats to you for making Diamond Awards a grand slam!


Founded in 2002 to honor Minnesota Twins Bob Allison’s legacy and battle with Ataxia, Diamond Awards has raised more than $4 million in support of families who are affected by neurological diseases. Your support of this event drives groundbreaking research, providing physician-scientists with the resources to discover the best ways to treat and someday cure debilitating neurological diseases—such as Ataxia, ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, and Parkinson’s. It's not too late to make an impact with your donation today. All of your donations to the University of Minnesota are tax-deductible.


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To learn more about Diamond Awards, please contact Peter Hubbard at [email protected] or 612-625-0497.

For more information, please contact
Lya Hurst.

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Read more about our cutting-edge research in muscular dystrophy and other neurological conditions.


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