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Date: September 27, 2014
Location: Alerus Center
Beneficiary: Altru's Colorectal Cancer Screening Initiative
Tickets:  $100 on or before August 1; $125 thereafter
Meal Choices: NY Strip Steak with mushroom brandy cream, Halibut with panko crust and artichoke aoili, or Moroccan couscous

  • 5:30 p.m. - Social and Silent Auction
  • 7:00 p.m. - Dinner and Guest Speaker
  • 9:00 p.m. - Live Auction and Last One Standing
  • 10:00 p.m. - Dance to Downtown Horns

Altru’s Harvest Gala is an annual formal event designed to support a different area of patient care each year. This year’s beneficiary is Altru’s Colorectal Cancer Screening Initiative.

Despite recent health care legislation, there remains unexpected cost sharing for patients in need of a colonoscopy screening. The out-of-pocket expense can be a financial barrier that prevents patients from seeking this prevention tool. Altru Health System has adopted a strategic initiative to reduce the number of colon cancers diagnosed at Stage III or IV from 39 percent to 20 percent in Altru’s service area. 

Funds are raised through registration fees, silent and live auction items and generous event sponsors. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised at the Gala will go to support patients through Altru’s Colorectal Cancer Screening Initiative.

If you are interested in attending the Harvest Gala, please contact Diane Blair, at 701.780.5547 or

2014 Harvest Gala Sponsors