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Michelle Silverman
Michelle Silverman
| Executive Director's Desk
   2010 Accomplishments


In this holiday season of celebration and reflection, I would like to share with you our 2010 accomplishments, and how your gifts of support are helping Gilda's Club Twin Cities move closer to providing innovative support to the thousands of people in Minnesota whose lives are touched by cancer. 
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| Jenni Lilledahl, Chair, Board of Directors
   Join the Clubhouse Circle
Jenni Lilledahl
Jenni Lilledahl

Please join me in providing hope and needed support to the more than 23,500 people in Minnesota who were impacted by a cancer diagnosis in 2010. Every day we receive calls and talk with people, their family members and friends dealing with the web of emotions that a cancer diagnosis weaves.
 
People feel isolated, overwhelmed and distraught. The Twin Cities needs a Gilda's Club. Please join me by renewing your commitment with a year-end donation of any amount, or by increasing your commitment by joining the Clubhouse Circle.  READ MORE >

| Third Party Events

Elyse TorahThe first teenager to become a Patron Member of the Gilda's Club Twin Cities Clubhouse Circle is Elyse Friedman shown here reading the Torah. When asked about her motivation to make the donation, she said, "A dear friend of our family has stage IV breast cancer and she told me how she has been working to open a Gilda's Clubhouse in the Twin Cities. Later, when I was doing the research for my Bat Mitzvah project I decided to donate a part of my Bat Mitzvah gifts, and ask my friends and family to donate to Gilda's Club in support of our friend."
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FavreIn the spirit of holiday giving John Sweeney and Jenni Lilledahl, co-owners of the Brave New Workshop Theatre,  generously donated the proceeds of a private performance of the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre of Brett Favre's Christmas Spectacular II; The Second Coming. Two local non-profits, one being Gilda's Club Twin Cities, were the beneficiaries of this unique fundraiser. One guest was quoted as saying, "The show was absolutely fabulous and funny, we laughed until we cried, we had a great time."  READ MORE>


| Welcome New Board Members
Shawn Leighton
Shawn Leighton

SHAWN LEIGHTON, DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE
Shawn Leighton's background includes a wealth of experience launching new products and programs to serve unmet needs in the community.

"I became aware of an even greater unmet need when I learned about the mission of Gilda's Club--a place where people living with cancer, their families and friends can go to receive much needed social and emotional support. Gilda's Club Twin Cities will be the most meaningful launch I will ever be a part of. I feel blessed to join this fabulous organization and help make this a reality.

Renee Garpestad
Renée Garpestad


RENÉE GARPESTAD, DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE
Renée Garpestad,  Ed.D. is Managing Principal with Korn/Ferry Leadership and Talent Consulting. A 12-year cancer survivor and passionate
 volunteer, Dr. Garpestad is committed to ensuring Gilda's Club TwinCities becomes a reality. "I was blessed to receive incredible support at a time when I needed it most. I hope to make that same gift available to others through Gilda's Club."

 
 

| Save the Date

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION NIGHT
An evening to celebrate and honor our GCTC volunteers
When: Wednesday, January 26
Where: Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
Open to everyone who has ever volunteered for GCTC
Look for an e-Invite coming soon 

FOURTH ANNUAL ROSEANNE ROSEANNADANNA GOLF BENEFIT
When: Monday, July 25, 2011
Where: Minneapolis Golf Club

 

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DECEMBER 2010 ISSUE
Executive Director's Desk
Jenni Lilledahl
Third Party Events
Welcome New Board Members
Save the Date
Clubhouse Circle
GCTC Wish List
Welcome New Volunteers
Holiday Wishes
donate
Clubhouse Circle

A special Invitation to Join the Clubhouse Circle.

For a limited time, you can become a founding member of the Gilda's Club Twin Cities Clubhouse Circle with a minimum gift of $1,000.

Once the doors open, the circle is complete, and this opportunity closes. When you join the Clubhouse Circle, you have the comfort of knowing you helped start a Gilda's Club in the Twin Cities.

In addition, your name will appear in Gilda's Club communications and will be recognized on the founding donors' wall. Clubhouse Circle >


GILDA'S CLUB TWIN CITIES WISH LIST

The following Items are needed at the GCTC administrative office:

TV with DVD
Desktop computer (2009 or newer)
Laptop (2009 or newer)
Bottled Water
Reams of white 8x10 computer paper
Self-stick notes and flags

Packaged snacks (ie: chips, granola bars, candy)
Tea bags
Starbucks instant coffee packets
Disposable coffee cups
Highlighters

Flip chart paper, regular and self-stick
Pens
Pencils
Small or mini refrigerator

Have something to contribute? Please call
612-227-2147 or
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WELCOME NEW VOLUNTEERS

August
Judith Brenner
Marlene Novak

September
Ann Brewster


October
Mary Nelson

Nancy Franczyk
Lisa Olson
Moira Webster-Larranaga


HOLIDAY WISHES

"Thank you for making 2010 a truly remarkable year. On behalf of the future Gilda's Club members whose hearts and spirits will be lifted by our program, I thank you.


In the spirit of hope and good health, may you and your loved ones celebrate and treasure all of life's richness during this holiday season."


--Michelle Silverman