The Derby Party

Derby racers

The Derby Party

The 150th Kentucky Derby

Enjoy the food, fun and fashion of the Kentucky Derby while taking a run at mental illness. Everyone is encouraged to dress-up like you’re at the actual derby, create your own hat, join in the festivity and excitement. Enjoy the “Run for the Roses” and a wonderful dinner banquet and help raise funds to battle mental illness—all while having lots of fun.

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We’re currently gathering both corporate and individual sponsors for the 2023 Derby Party. If you’re interested, please send us a message or call Mark Olsen at (612) 749-1234.

Fast Facts

  • Since 2009, The DanO Fund has raised funds to support nonprofits that offer mental health education and programming
  • We’re based in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, and provide our support to organizations in the local metro area

Photo Gallery of Past Events

We have a lot of fun — and there’s photographic proof!