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Who We Are

Who We Are

Med City Foundation is a passionate and devoted group that provides healing and peace of mind to those affected by blood cancers in Rochester, MN. See how we aid in providing basic, financial, and pyscho-social care to those in need.

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Margarita Madness 2016

Margarita Madness 2016

Join us for a friendly margarita competition among local bars and restaurants! While you sample margaritas, you will eat delicious food by Canadian Honker Events and enjoy live entertainment!

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How To Help

How To Help

Med City Foundation prides itself on being a volunteer-led organization. Our goal each fiscal year is to keep these costs at or below 20% of our annual budget. This also means that money donated to our organization can go further with your help.

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Med City Foundation Blog

Med City Foundation Blog

Follow us on our blog to read about our board and organization, read testimonials of families, and other musings.

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Your help is needed. Med City Foundation strives to never turn anyone away. Donate »

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After the referral is placed, Med City Foundation volunteers will contact the patient to do a complete intake assessment. Apply »

A Note From Our Founder

In 1995, my father, Dr. Ralph Wright-Peterson, died after an 8 month battle with leukemia. I was only nine years old and for years I struggled with my father's death and feeling like there was nothing I could do. When I was 18, I started fundraising in his memory for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and not only did I find comfort in doing something good in his memory, I knew I was supporting a good cause. As I would host events and put on fundraisers, I began to hear local stories of patients and their families affected by blood cancers right in our community, and I started to wonder how I could help people specifically in Rochester. I was amazed there wasn't anything currently in our community to support this group of patients. That’s when the Med City Foundation was born in March 2014. Dad taught me to give back to our community; he was a member of our local rotary, picked up food from restaurants for Community Food Response, sponsored foreign exchange students from Japan, and was active in our church. I think he would be proud to know that we are giving back in his memory.

Thank you for your support of these patients and the memory of my dad!

Kristina Hesby, President & Founder

Who We Are

Med City Foundation is a volunteer-led, non-profit organization located in Rochester, MN. We assist patients who are battling leukemia, lymphoma, or myeloma, and their families to meet their non-medical needs. This is done in the form of general financial assistance, lodging assistance, and monthly dinner and discussions. We also have several properties where patients are able to stay at little to no cost.

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