New Adventurama community fundraiser and outdoor adventure supports patient comfort and care needs

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Excitement continues to build for Hennepin Healthcare Foundation’s Adventurama fundraising event set for Sunday, June 4, 2023. This urban adventure invites teams of two adults to solve clues, complete physical and intellectual challenges, capture photos and create memories in the heart of Minneapolis all while supporting patient comfort and care needs at Hennepin Healthcare.

“This is the first of its kind for our organization, and we couldn’t be more thrilled about this new adventure,” said Paula Wilhelm, Hennepin Healthcare Foundation’s Annual Giving & Engagement Manager. “Hennepin Healthcare and its HCMC hospital have been fixtures in downtown Minneapolis for over 130 years. We serve the majority of our patients downtown; we are the largest employer now and are planning a bright future here. This event will bring people into our neighborhood for fun and laughter in support of our community.”

While specific details about the challenges cannot be revealed, they may involve climbing stairs, rolling barrels, or stacking blocks. Teams complete the course at their own pace up until 3 p.m.

“The surprise element for Adventurama is one of the best parts of its appeal, and we wouldn’t want to spoil that for anyone,” shares Wilhelm.

Proceeds from Adventurama will benefit the comfort and care of patients. This can include support to spiritual care, the emergency clothing closets, music therapy, immediate food support, appointment transportation, out-of-town family lodging, prescription co-pays, Child Life, and Children’s Literacy programs at Hennepin Healthcare, Minnesota’s largest safety-net hospital.

“Our mission keeps our doors and hearts open to all,” explains Wilhelm. “With more than 75 percent of our patient population on financial assistance, our revenue doesn’t always cover the services that enhance the care and comfort of those we are so honored to serve. Hosting this community event will start the conversation and build awareness of these needs.”

The Adventurama journey begins in Commons Park, across from U.S. Bank Stadium, and continues to 12 pit stops within a three-mile radius of HCMC, with an after-party at Finnegans. Registration is open to the first 100 teams of 2 adults. Register a team, sign up to volunteer, donate or learn more at

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About Hennepin Healthcare Foundation

Hennepin Healthcare Foundation has the honor of connecting the generosity of the community to the mission of Hennepin Healthcare. Caring for anyone at any time with any condition takes resources and a team of exceptional staff. Generosity removes barriers to healthcare access, enhances the patient and family experience, and advances efforts in medical education, clinical research, and community health. Visit

About Hennepin Healthcare

Hennepin Healthcare is an integrated system of care that includes HCMC, a nationally recognized Level I Adult Trauma Center and Level I Pediatric Trauma Center and acute care hospital, as well as a clinic system with primary care clinics located in Minneapolis and across Hennepin County. The comprehensive healthcare system includes a 473-bed academic medical center, a large outpatient Clinic & Specialty Center, and a network of clinics in the North Loop, Whittier, and East Lake Street neighborhoods of Minneapolis, and in the suburban communities of Brooklyn Park, Golden Valley, Richfield, and St. Anthony Village. Hennepin Healthcare has a large psychiatric program, home care, and operates a research institute, philanthropic foundation, and Hennepin EMS. The system is operated by Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc., a subsidiary corporation of Hennepin County.

HCMC Richfield Clinic to move to Market Plaza

The HCMC Richfield Clinic in the Hub Shopping Center is expanding and moving to Market Plaza at the corner of 66th St. and Lyndale Avenue this fall. The clinic will double in size and include a pharmacy in the new location.

“The current location has served our patients well for 20 years, but we’ve simply outgrown the physical space,” said Scott Wordelman, HCMC Vice President Ambulatory Care. “Staying in the community was a priority and the new location meets the needs of our current patients and allows for future growth.  It is very visible in the community and only two blocks away from our current location.”

Richfield Clinic will continue to offer convenient primary care and specialty services, extended hours and Saturday appointments, and free parking. The new site will include a full-service pharmacy to serve the needs of clinic patients and the rest of the community.

“As we add new community and neighborhood locations, like Golden Valley and St. Anthony Village where we opened clinics in recent years, we also want to improve our existing clinics where we have a loyal patient base and we are doing that in Richfield,” said Wordelman. “The Market Plaza location gives us the flexibility to respond to the health care needs of the community while providing room to do even more, like expand our Health Care Home program.”

The new clinic will offer Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine and Certified Nurse-Midwife care. Services will include laboratory, radiology, and pharmacy. Patients will also have access to Primary Care Behavioral Health, a new model that integrates behavioral healthcare services in the primary care setting.

The Richfield Clinic has been caring for the residents of Richfield, South Minneapolis, and the south metro area since 1996. For more information on providers and services, go to