| We are $500,000 closer to reality  

    Eva Stevens Honorary Chair, "Imagine a Place Breakfast"

Eva Stevens UP

Eva Stevens


ON THE MORNING OF MAY 3, I spoke to the 400-plus guests who attended our "Imagine a Place Breakfast" and shared with them that we were working to open our PLACE. And we were working to take the word "imagine" out of the Gilda's Club vocabulary and to make our clubhouse a reality. I went on to say, we have found our place and with their help a Gilda's Club in the Twin Cities can be REAL.

I asked for help funding the $200,000 building down payment. Then the magic happened as this room full of individuals touched by the mission of Gilda's Club gave nearly $500,000. 
| Our door is open a third of the way...

     Michelle Silverman, Executive Director

Michelle Silverman

Michelle Silverman


LET'S OPEN IT ALL THE WAY. It has been an incredible 
few months for our Gilda'sClub community as we are now at the $1 million mark of our $3 million capital campaign goal. Many of you have helped us gain traction and momentum by giving gifts of money and time, and you have reached out to your personal networks to share the Gilda's mission.

I thank you so much for your generosity and want to tell
you about our key successes and today's urgent
challenge to secure the next $2 million for our campaign:  Read more >

| Twin Cities CEOs against cancer

    Wendy Seyb, Chair of the GCTC Capitol Campaign

WendySeyb cropped

Wendy Seyb


IN EARLY JUNE several of our Gilda's Club Twin Cities capital committee members had the honor of attending the American Cancer Society's "CEOs Against Cancer" National Meeting in Minneapolis. CEOs from around Minnesota declared that caring about employee health and wellness is today a "moral imperative" and in Minnesota we care for our people.

According to Dr. Jeff Seffrin, the National American Cancer Society CEO, cancer is the number one economic burden with loss of productivity costing corporations $8.95 billion annually, not including health care costs, which doubles the number.  Read more >

Dan and Liz Gangl

 Dan and Liz Gangl   

| They did it again

LIZ AND DAN GANGL LED a volunteer team to a second fundraising triumph at their home 

May 7. Going into the May Day Déjà vu event there was a fundraising goal of $15,000, and they raised $18,085, plus a van to be delivered when the red doors are open. 


The Gangls wowed their guests with an intimate evening in their home with the classical jazz and swing sounds of 1st Things 1st, a gourmet progressive dinner served butler style, and a wide variety of games and events. Read More >


| Let's drive to open our clubhouse 

AT THE FOURTH ANNUAL ROSEANNE ROSEANNADANNA GOLF BENEFIT. Join us for a day of golf while helping to fulfill Gilda's wish--that no one faces cancer alone. Don't miss this fabulous golf benefit offering hole events, silent and live auctions, dinner and entertainment hosted by celebrity emcees Brian ("B.T.") Turner, Cities97 and John Sweeney, Brave New Workshop

 If you're not a golfer, join us for the evening's festivities.

Golfing Gilda


Monday, July 25, 2011
Minneapolis Golf Club
2001 Flag Avenue South
St Louis Park, MN 55426

Your participation in this golf benefit will help open the doors to a much needed Gilda's Clubhouse in the Twin Cities--a place that offers psychological, emotional and social support in a warm, welcoming environment for anyone living with cancer-men, women, teens, children, and their friends and families.

let's "drive" to open our Twin Cities clubhouse by the end of 2011. For more details, registration and sponsorship opportunities please use the following link: REGISTER NOW >   

| In his own words, by Richard Barton
Richard Barton

Richard Barton.

I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH COLORECTAL CANCER almost three years ago. I guess I will never forget the look on the doctor's face after my colonoscopy; it was clear he meant business. Long story short, I had and have cancer, and I instantly joined the special group of people who, one way or another, are dealing with the disease.

Membership in that special group comes with a
variety of responses. Suddenly I was supposed to be the resident expert on cancer, or the "go-to" guy to find out about the treatment a friend was receiving, or maybe the subject of the "how is he doing" whispers. At times being special has its advantages but, believe me, there are drawbacks. Read more >
| Welcome new board member
Allan R. Seck

Allan R. Seck

    Allan R. Seck, Director-at-large


AL HAS HELD EXECUTIVE SALES AND MARKETING positions at major healthcare organizations such as
Johnson & Johnson and Medtronic, he is also co- founder of several medical start-up companies in the Twin Cities.

"Gilda's Club fills a critical unmet need in the Twin Cities and I want to help make it a reality as soon as possible."


We are $500,000 closer to reality
Executive Director's Desk
Twin Cities CEOs against cancer
They did it again
Let's drive to open our clubhouse
Richard Barton--In his own words
Join the Clubhouse Circle
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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.

Become a founding member Click here >


Frankly Speaking About Cancer is the first Internet talk radio show on the Voice America™ Network's Health & Wellness Channel, Hosted by
the Cancer Support Community CEO Kim Thiboldeaux.

Listen to the show every Tuesday at 12:00 pm CDT on VoiceAmerica   
network for a preview  
Click here >

Open Arms Minnesota is the only nonprofit organization in Minnesota that prepares and delivers free meals specifically tailored to meet the nutrition needs of individuals living with serious and life-threatening diseases.
For more information Click here >

Journeys-Healing Through Art Exhibit Aug. 11-Sept. 14
Call for Artists! Enter your work in the exhibition. Features two and three dimensional artwork in any medium expressing personal healing in art created by artists of all ages. For more information call Edina Art Center at: 

Mobile App from the Cancer Support Community  


GCTC parent organization, Cancer Support Community, recently launched CancerSupportSource,

a mobile application for iPhone and iPod Touch, making social and emotional support available to any person, anytime, anywhere.


To learn more about
the app and how to download it, please
Click here > 

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