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| Can You "Imagine" $289,000      
  in Sixty-Four Minutes?


On May 2 Gilda's Club Twin Cities held our third annual Imagine a Place 
Breakfast and more than 600 people shared their morning with us. During the program, our co-founder, Carrie 
Puterbaugh, asked those

in attendance to help raise $275,000 for the seed money to develop our first year of Gilda's Club cancer support programming.


We are excited to share with you the news that we surpassed our goal, raising more than $289,000 and the number is growing.


Read more and find links to breakfast program video and photos.

| Happy Spring Everyone 
   by Michelle Silverman, Executive Director 

Michelle Silverman  

Well, I'm going to cut right to the chase-the Gilda's Club Twin Cities momentum just keeps growing! As the old walls of our clubhouse come down, we are preparing to put up beautiful new ones. We are getting ever closer to opening our red doors and delivering the important cancer support program our community needs.        

We're right where we need to be. The demolition stage is completed and April 15 we started swinging hammers, installing walls, finishes, flooring and paint.


Throughout construction, we'll be conducting hard hat tours every Thursday from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., so you can see where all the program activities will happen. If you're interested in taking a tour, call the Gilda's Club office at 612-227-2147 or:


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| Sixth Annual Roseanne Roseannadanna
  Golf Benefit and Evening of Entertainment

Join us for a full day of golf, silent and

live auctions, dinner and an evening of entertainment. NEW for 2013, a kid-focused day of fun-filled activities.



Monday, August 5, 2013



Golden Valley Golf and Country Club

7001 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley MN, 55427


 To see the exciting details Click Here >
| Laughter: It's a Family Affair
   by Christine Clifford 

Christine Clifford, President/CEO of The Cancer Club®
spoke at the recent Gilda's Club Twin Cities "Volunteer Appreciation Celebration". She shared her remarkable story of hope and discovery of the power of humor to overcome the challenges of cancer.
Christine Clifford cartoon
Three days after undergoing breast cancer surgery in December '94, I heard the doorbell ring downstairs 

 from my place of rest in my bedroom. "Mom!" screamed my second-grader Brooks, "More flowers for your breast!"


It was a turning point for me, his innocent statement which brought laughter to my already developing self-pity.

| Golf Benefit Evening of Entertainment 
   Starring Mo Collins  

Mo Collins  

Capping off the August 5th Roseanne Roseannadanna Golf Benefit will be a full Evening  

of Entertainment, including a performance by Minnesota's own Mo Collins.


Mo Collins was born and raised in Minneapolis, starting her career in the '80s at the Brave New Workshop. Now living in Los Angeles, Mo's TV

and film credits include MADtv, Arrested Development, Parks and Recreation, and The 40 Year Old Virgin, to name just a few.


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| "When I walk through the Red Doors"
   Written by the Gilda's Club Twin Cities Volunteers | 2013 Volunteer      Appreciation Celebration    

When I walk through the red doors...

I will see a new world.


I will be extremely excited that we are finally OPEN

and celebrate knowing this resource is FINALLY available --

I will be amazed.


When I walk through the red doors I will skip with happiness;
I will feel at home with my cancer family - warm and welcoming.                                                                              

When I walk through the red doors there will be people who understand and won't judge.

Through the red doors, I enter into a place of solitude peace; finding gratitude for every day I get.   

| Gilda's Great Volunteers $150K Challenge

It is our hope that all of our Gilda's Club Twin Cities Volunteers will come together to raise $150K to have the sponsorship rights of the clubhouse Red Door and Entry to Hope.
Vivian & Marlene

Many volunteers have devoted countless hours to ensure the clubhouse opens. The significance of this challenge is that the donations raised by volunteers will be for  

the clubhouse Red Door and Entry to Hope a symbol of hope and caring for everyone 

who enters.To find out how you can participate  Click Here >

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Spring 2013
Can You Imagine?
Happy Spring!
Sixth Annual Roseanne Roseannadanna Golf Benefit
Laughter: It's a Family Affair
Golf Benefit Evening of Entertainment
When I walk through the Red Doors
Gilda's Great Volunteers $150K Challenge
Clubhouse Circle
Welcome New Volunteers
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Frankly Speaking
Clubhouse Circle
Become a founding member of the Gilda's Club Twin Cities Clubhouse Circle with a minimum gift of $1.000.

To find out more about becoming a member


New Volunteers


Julie Johnson
Natalie Smoliak

Committed to Gilda Radner in Both Name and Spirit 
One of our affiliate clubhouses, Gilda's Club Madison, announced in late November that it was changing its name to the Cancer Support Community Southwest Wisconsin.

We, however, have no intention of changing our name and will continue to operate as Gilda's Club Twin Cities.

We look forward to opening our clubhouse door in the coming year to honor Gilda Radner's dream that "no one face cancer alone."
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Gilda's Club Twin Cities T-Shirt
Gilda's Club Twin Cities famous red t-shirts are  for sale.These shirts come in adult sizes small to XXXL For just $15, you can show your
Gilda's Club support everywhere you go.
To order:  
Frankly Speaking  About Cancer

Cost of Care Results in

Emotional Distress for Majority of Patients With Cancer. 


Washington, DC (April 2, 2013) - A recent survey conducted by the Cancer Support Community® (CSC) revealed a majority (72.8%) of cancer patients experienced some degree of emotional distress from managing the cost associated with their cancer care. Additionally, 64.8% reported having no discussion with their health care team about the financial aspects of care.  


To help meet the needs of the growing population of people impacted by the financial burden of cancer care, the Cancer Support Community released the fourth edition of its highly acclaimed Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Coping with the Cost of Care.


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"They Said YES  

to Gilda's Club  

Twin Cities"


We just keep on Painting that Door Red and building awareness in our community!


On April 12 a team of Gilda's Club volunteers and staff held a Paint the Door Red awareness building event for the employees of Capella University from 7 to 9 a.m. during their weekly company-sponsored coffee and bagel time.


(Thank you Todd Tarvin, a member of the Capella's Community Connection team, for making the arrangements and all your support.)


Read More and see what you can do >