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| Three Steps Closer to Opening 

by Michelle Silverman

Executive Director  


As you read our summer issue of the GildaGram, I hope you're enjoying this holiday week with family and dear friends. I'm excited to share updates with you on three important milestones--our capital campaign, program and clubhouse. Together, they signal exciting progress toward making Gilda's Club Twin Cities a reality.  

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| Let's Paint OUR Door Red

by Anne Josten

Marketing & Development Assistant  

Red Paint Brush


Every Gilda's Club "clubhouse" features a signature red door, a welcoming sign to everyone living with cancer that Gilda's Club is a place where they will find a community of support, hope, and humor. This iconic image is at the core of our Paint the Door Red Campaign.          

Find out how you can become involved >  

| Celebrating the Life of our Friend and Board Member 

  Board Member Janet Kinzler


Janet joyfully shared her energy and worked passionately to open the red doors at Gilda's  

Club Twin Cities, even while battling metastatic breast cancer. She was an inspiration to everyone who knew her.   

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Unique fundraising opportunityWhelihan signature portrait Gilda
Anthony R. Whelihan Art Auction

Bright, colorful, and unique-words that describe the legendary Gilda Radner. Now these words perfectly describe the beautiful original portrait created by celebrity portrait artist, Anthony R. Whelihan, to honor Gilda and benefit her legacy, Gilda's Club Twin Cities.  

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| Roseanne Roseannadanna Golf Benefit  


Don't miss the best golf and dinner event of the year! Join us on July 23 at the Minneapolis Golf Club for our fifth annual benefit.

2012 Golf Benefit 

A day of great golf and the chance to bid on fabulous silent and live auction items. All topped off by a dinner show hosted by celebrity emcees Brian ("B.T.") Turner, Cities97 and John Sweeney, Brave New Workshop.


Live auction action you won't want to miss:

  • All-expenses paid trip for two to Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans February 1-4, 2013!
  • Suite for 16 at Target Field for Twins vs. Rays on August 12, 2012
  • One week stay at beautiful Club Regina Los Cabos in Baja California Sur Mexico 
  • Gilda Radner Limited Edition Artist's Proof by Celebrity Artist Anthony R. Whelihan

 For more information and registration Click Here > 

| "Imagine a Place" Breakfast a Huge Success


May 10, Gilda's Club Twin Cities held its Second Annual Imagine a Place Breakfast, and more than 550 people shared their morning with us. During the program, Steve Brown, GCTC board director and member of the clubhouse committee, told the audience $250,000 was needed to complete the renovation of our building and turn it into the warm and welcoming clubhouse that will serve the Twin Cities. The goal was surpassed, raising over $275,000!  Read More > 

| Welcome New Board Member
Steve BrownSteve Brown, Executive Director, Cushman & Wakefield/NorthMarq, a Board Director and member of the Clubhouse Committee for Gilda's Club Twin Cities.

"I've been touched by cancer over and over during my life and that's why I am involved with Gilda's Club. For the past two and one-half years I've been part of the clubhouse team looking for the ideal building to transform into our Clubhouse. It was a long journey looking at over 100 properties. You know the result, we found that needle in the haystack. It's a place we all can be excited about and I'm proud to help put in place the welcoming red door of a Gilda's Club in the Twin Cities." 

| Save the Date

Have fun at a Saints game and raise $ for Gilda's club!
Friday August 10 at 7:05 pm--$15 Package ($25 Value) includes :
* General Admission Ticket
* Hot Dog and Soda Voucher
* Saints Hat
For special ticket form Click Here >

$1.9 Million Raised
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
Discounts for You
and Fundraising for Gilda's Club


We are excited to announce our participation in the new Staples Advantage Discount and 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 $1.2 million this year.

Learn more & register >  

Welcome New Volunteers  



Cheryl Hamilton McDonough


Karen Italia

Mary Lunzer


Ashley Wiley

Barb Game

Karen Filip

Justin Trafton

Lisa Rosenthal

Mary Knight

Pat Hollister

Sue Ginsburg

Katie Fruth

Lois Mattheisen

Tricia Haynes

Wendy Jorgenson


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 feature:  

Free Treatment Decision Counseling.  

To listen to this show 

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

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