| Executive Director's Desk, Michelle Silverman
Michelle Silverman


I am so happy to share two pieces of great news. First, we've purchased the building that will become the GCTC Clubhouse PR Release > and we've begun  

to transform it into a healing space for anyone living with cancer. Second, we've launched our bright, shiny

new website > our online "command center." There you can share your stories of hope, find resources and information, and help us reach our $3 million goal to open our clubhouse by participating in our

"Paint the Door Red Campaign >." What a month!


| Discounts for you and fundraising for Gilda's Club

Staples AdvantageWe are excited to announce our participation in the new Staples Advantage Discount/Fundraising Program for Gilda's Club Twin Cities supporters, friends, and anyone who wishes to both gain a discount on their office product purchases AND help to support our capital campaign goal to raise $1.6 million this year.


 Learn more and register > 

| My Story: Interview with Renée Garpestad, Ed.D.

Gilda's Club Twin Cities board member, author, speaker, and 13 year breast cancer survivor.


GG: When did you learn you had cancer?

RG: I was only 39 years old and up to that point my life had not been touched by cancer at all--until I discovered a lump in my breast during a monthly self-exam. The next thing I knew I was in my doctor's office that same morning. My suspicions were confirmed and I began my lengthy cancer journey.   

   See the rest of Renée's story >
| Volunteer appreciation celebration

It was a night to celebrate the magnificent accomplishments of GCTC

Gilda's Club Twin Cities has the greatest volunteers  

volunteers in 2011. In the past year, volunteers supported over 20 events and initiatives and raised over 1.1 million dollars. That is more than was raised in all the previous years combined. Michele Silverman, Executive Director, set the tone for the evening of awards and recognition: "Thank you for being on this journey to open our very own Gilda's Club in the Twin Cities, and for your faith in our mission and your tenacious support. You are the lifeblood of Gilda's Club."


View Photos of the Evening Here >

View Awards Here >

View Sponsors Here >


| Volunteer puts the "fun" in Fundraising

Krirsten Witte, a GCTC volunteer, celebrated her birthday by holding a Kirsten Witte NIA Classfundraising event for Gilda's Club Twin Cities at her NIA class at Time Out Pilates and Fitness Studio. She had a great turn out, and raised $600 for GCTC. What a wonderful way to celebrate--thank you Kristen for all that you do as a volunteer for Gilda's Club.  


Would YOU like to hold a fundraising event for GCTC? Contact Anne Josten for more information: anne.josten@gildasclubtwincities.org >

| Save the Dates

Imagine a Place Breakfast May 10, 2012 Double Tree Hotel.
Join us for our free fundraising breakfast to benefit Gilda's Club, and be one of the first to get a sneak peek behind the red doors of our new clubhouse. Registration at 7:30 a.m.,  program starts at 8:00 a.m. sharp and you'll be out the door by 9:00 a.m. Register now >

Fifth Annual Roseanne Roseannadanna Golf Benefit July 23, 2012.

You don't want to miss the best golf and dinner event of the year!  Hurry and take advantage of the early bird golf registration special.  


New this year: Special rate for Early Bird Registration - only $250 until April 15.  Register now >  

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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 will be complete and this opportunity will close. When you join the Clubhouse Circle, you
will have the comfort of knowing you helped start a Gilda's Club in the Twin Cities.

To become a founding member click on this link

Welcome New Volunteers 


Jamie Littleton



Devin Bemman

Lisa Dahlmeier

Ferdousi Gramling

Randy Johnson

Ellen Kleinbaum

Sylvia Muilenburg

Faye Waye        



Kathy Buske

Diane Daniels

Liza Haas

Susan Revoir

Jeanne Spratt

Kelly DeChaine 



Ellen Finholt McLeod

Nancy Klaber 


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


A recent show addressed "understanding and managing the costs associated with cancer treatment and recovery". To listen to this show Click here >


Listen to the show every Tuesday at 12:00 pm CDT.  

Click here >