| Let's Celebrate 2012 Accomplishments
by Michelle Silverman
Happy New Year! So many great things happened in 2012 because of your ongoing commitment to our mission of providing our families, friends and entire community with a comprehensive program of cancer support.
Here are just a few reasons why we're so proud of all we've accomplished and what we can look forward to in 2013.
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|| Save the Date
Imagine a Place Breakfast
May 2, 2013 at the beautiful DoubleTree by Hilton, Bloomington MN
Please join us in making this year's breakfast our best yet by serving as a table host. Informational kickoff meetings: Jan. 31, 6:00-7:00 p.m or Feb. 5, 12:00-1:00 p.m. at the NEW GCTC Clubhouse. For all the details,
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Sixth Annual Roseanne Roseannadanna Golf Benefit
Monday August 5, 2013 at the Golden Valley Golf and Country Club
Volunteers needed for Golf Committees, lot's of fun opportunities. Kickoff meeting at the Golden Valley Golf Club Jan 23 from
7:00-9:00 p.m. See Details Here >
Gilda's Club Twin Cities Clubhouse Committee
Over the last several months, we've shared the news about the purchase of our clubhouse and how our plans incorporate architectural best practices combining art, nature and sustainable design to create the optimal healing and supportive environment for our future Gilda's Club members.
There is a remarkable group of dedicated individuals who took on this challenge to find our clubhouse and are now working to deliver our promise of providing our community with a warm and welcoming environment in which to deliver our cancer support program.
Eva Stevens, our board vice chair and head of the Clubhouse Committee, leads this expert team of industry professionals who are volunteering hundreds of pro bono hours. Here is this remarkable team and their story: Read More >
| In My Own Words
by Thom Miller
I'd like to tell you my cancer story to illustrate how my life might have been different if I had access to a Gilda's Club in the Twin Cities during my cancer journey.
Fourteen years ago I was a 35-year-old healthy guy, amateur athlete with a wonderful wife who was three months pregnant. Life was good.
Then one day I noticed this lump in the left lower side of my abdomen--I just assumed I had pulled a muscle, tendon or something. I had an x-ray and it didn't show anything suspicious so I treated it as an injury that would just take time to heal. Read More >
The Clubhouse "Walls Came Down"
Friday, January 11, a Gilda's Club team of committed volunteers and donors spent the day getting dirty and having fun while taking down walls, pulling up carpet, tearing out ceiling tiles and getting the building ready for remodeling.
KARE11 was there documenting the event, as they will be doing periodically during the demolition and reconstruction. What a wonderful piece of history that will be!
Everyone had a blast; it was so exciting to be a part of the action actually getting the ball rolling. To view a few pictures of the fun Click Here >
| Welcome Sara Adams
Sara joined GCTC January 2 as executive assistant to Michelle Silverman. As a training supervisor for the director of security at Seagate, she wore several hats and multi-tasked everyday, making her a perfect fit for GCTC.
Sara shared, "I'm so excited to join Gilda's Club and be part of the team to open our doors. As a person whose life has been touched by cancer, I am passionate about our mission. My mother is a 10-year cancer survivor and I know what a Gilda's Club would have meant to her-and me."
| Frankly Speaking About Cancer
Two Workshops Scheduled for January 2013 at the GCTC offices
~ January 24 -- Advanced Breast Cancer
~ January 31-- Breast Reconstruction
~ 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
3400 W 66th street, Edina MN, third floor
Free parking behind the building
Please RSVP to Anne Josten, firstname.lastname@example.org
This is your opportunity to get specific about workshop cancer topics with the experts. Workshops are FREE and a light lunch is provided.