| Michelle Silverman|
| Executive Director's Desk
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
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
The 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."
In 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, 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.
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