| Executive Director's Desk, Michelle Silverman
OUR CLUBHOUSE IS WITHIN REACH. I'm excited to share with you that our momentum continues to
build; we are making daily progress in closing the gap for the 25,000 people in the Twin Cities waiting for our one-of-a-kind program of social, emotional and psychological cancer support.
Every day our phone rings and more people ask if the clubhouse is open. As one of our callers so poignantly said, "I'm looking for help to gain control out of what seems so out of control."
| July 25 Golf Benefit a WINNER
THE IDEAL FORMULA FOR SUCCESS--the beautiful Minneapolis Golf Club, perfect weather, enthusiastic players and guests, with excited volunteers pulling it all together. The results:
$107,000 raised at the Fourth Annual Roseanne Roseannadanna Gilda's Club Twin Cities Golf Benefit!
A sincere thank you to the many people who contributed to our success. Click on the following categories to see who they are, then check out the photos and video to enjoy the day again with us.
Golf committee and volunteers who made it happen >
Generous sponsors >
Live and silent auction contributors >
Many friends who supported us >
Foursome photos >
Golf event photo video >
Save the Date: Fifth Annual Roseanne Roseannadanna Golf Benefit
July 23, 2012 at the Minneapolis Golf Club
PATRICIA (PATTY) VUJOVICH GNETZ, BOARD MEMBER. Patty is a Senior Vice President at US Bank - Commercial Real Estate. She has more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate, mortgage brokerage and commercial real estate bank lending.
"I am tremendously honored and blessed to be asked to be part of this incredible organization. I am intimately aware of how cancer touches all of us--cancer has impacted the lives of my family members and many of my friends.
Gilda's Club Twin Cities will provide a much-needed place for everyone that is living with cancer, providing support, acceptance and understanding. I am in awe of the beautiful future ahead for the Twin Cities because of Gilda's Club."
ANNE JOSTEN, MARKETING AND DEVELOPMENT INTERN
Anne recently graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in Marketing and Business Communications. Previously, she has worked for other nonprofits like the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, the Science Museum of Minnesota and Special Olympics MN.
"Having dealt with my mother's breast cancer diagnosis three years ago, I fervently believe in the Gilda's Club mission that no one should face cancer alone.
That's why I am so excited to be a part of the Gilda's team; I can't wait until we can walk through the red doors and welcome the members of our own Gilda's Club in the Twin Cities."
| In Her Own Words, by Lisa Dahlmeier
I AM A NEW VOLUNTEER with Gilda's Club Twin Cities and feel honored to share my story with you. I am a two-time survivor of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma-there are so many issues that come along with cancer treatment and survivorship it's hard to know where to begin.
I could tell you about my personal fears of growing my hair out only to lose it again, or how I was broken by cancer yet grateful for the experience, or of finding the strength to go on after treatment is over and recovery of the mind, body and soul slowly begins. Read More >
| Workplace Giving
Do you know you can select any non-profit 501(c)(3) organization to be a recipient of your annual workplace donation?
There is an easy way to play an important part in opening the doors and providing programs for those affected by cancer by supporting Gilda's Club Twin Cities through your workplace giving campaign.
If your company is participating in workplace campaigns like United Way, Community Health Charities, Combined Federal Campaign to name a few, you can select Gilda's Club Twin Cities to be the recipient of your donation.
All you need to do is ask for a designation form and put Gilda's Club Twin Cities on the designation line.
On your workplace donation form enter the following information:
Gilda's Club Twin Cities Inc.
5115 Excelsior Blvd. #448
Minneapolis, MN 55416
This is such an easy way to extend your gifts and support our mission here in the Twin Cities.