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About Life.Amplified.
Inspired by Earl Bakken

Life.Amplified. Inspired by Earl Bakken.™ supports and amplifies the actions of people living with chronic conditions who give back to make the world a better place.

The program will help bring patients’ philanthropic ideas to reality — and ensure they go farther than anyone thought possible by bringing together thousands of people who want to inspire, enable and create meaningful change in communities across the world.

Life.Amplified. Inspired by Earl Bakken. launches virtually in 2021 and focuses on three areas: Building Community, Sharing Resources, and Activating Passion Projects.

The Medtronic Foundation hosted a virtual conference, Making Good Happen While Living with Parkinson’s Disease, on March 25-26, 2021. For on-demand viewing of the sessions, please visit the conference page.

Earl Bakken’s Story and Legacy

Earl Bakken’s Story and Legacy

Medtronic co-founder, Earl Bakken, was inspired by those who, despite health challenges, were passionate about making a difference in the world. He hoped their impact could reach beyond the individual to communities around the world.

The Medtronic Foundation is building on this legacy to inspire more people to share their ideas for improving their communities — and beyond. Life.Amplified. Inspired by Earl Bakken. is an evolution of the Bakken Invitation, a former program that recognized and celebrated people who, with the help of medical technology, overcame health challenges and were giving back in their communities. Read more about Earl Bakken’s legacy here.