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This signature photo from the Sixth Annual Roseanne Roseannadanna Golf Benefit says it all. We beat our goal of $150,000 and raised more than $180,000.


This astonishing success couldn't have happened without the support of our sponsors, live and silent auction donors, golfers, guests, celebrities, Noogieland kids, GCTC staff, 2013 Golf Committee Chair Laura Bloch, and  

our amazing volunteers.


Read more and view photos of the fun, and see a listing of our sponsors, committee members and volunteers.   

| Getting Ready to Deliver Our  

  Program of Support

  Michelle Silverman, Executive Director

Michelle Silverman, ED  

The summer of 2013 has been very busy for Gilda's Club Twin Cities! Several milestones   

have been reached and the progress to begin delivering our comprehensive cancer support program continues to gain momentum.

  • First, financial--golf benefit a huge success
  • Second, administrative office move and clubhouse update
  • Third, staff and board additions 
  • Next steps, getting ready to offer our program of support

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| Please Welcome these New Additions to
  Gilda's Club Twin Cities


John Hupp, Board Member

Director at Large 


Mary Taylor, Board Member 

Director at Large


Laurie Walker, GCTC Staff

Community Relations and  

Development Director


Trudi Meloche, GCTC Staff 

Development Director  


Gretchen Peterson, GCTC Staff

Program Director 


To read more about these amazing, talented people Click Here >  

| How I Earned My Eagle Feathers
   David McNally  

David McNally

My wife, Jo, passed away 10 years ago from ovarian cancer. In addition to my own personal loss, my five children were faced with the loss of their loving and caring mother. I know you will agree there is no replacement for a parent's love and support, but had there been a Gilda's Club in the Twin Cities to help us deal with our loss, it would have been incredibly helpful.  


Three years ago I was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma that had metastized as a lump in my neck. My children now had to witness their father having extensive surgery and a debilitating round of radiation and chemotherapy. Where do you go to talk about and find support when there is the potential to lose yet another parent to this deadly disease? 


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| Women in Business Award Winner
Jenni Lilledahl Jenni Lilledahl, Board Chair and co-founder, Gilda's Club Twin Cities, was selected as a Women in Business 2013 award winner by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

In her announcement article staff reporter, Katharine Grayson, said "Each year, the Business Journal recognizes 50 women for their professional achievements, leadership qualities, and contributions to the broader Twin Cities community."

Congratulations Jenni! Now the Twin Cities knows what we have known all along. We are so proud and grateful that you have shared your many talents and been a major force in working to open the red doors of our Gilda's Club Twin Cities clubhouse, so that no one will face cancer alone.

To see the announcement article Click Here >
To read the feature story Click Here >  
| Workplace Giving, Select GCTC

Many corporations in the Twin Cities have annual workplace giving campaigns in the fall and employees are encouraged to donate to such organizations as United Way and Community Health Charities. If your business participates, you can select any nonprofit 501(c)3 organization as the recipient of your donation. Did you know you can designate your gift to Gilda's Club Twin Cities?


All you need to do is request a designation form from HR or your corporate giving campaign committee and write in Gilda's Club Twin Cities along with the following information:


EIN: 20-4265823

5115 Excelsior Blvd. #448

Minneapolis, MN 55416


| Volunteer $150K Challenge Update  
  Carrie Puterbaugh

Thank you to those participating in the Volunteer $150K Red Door Entry to 
Hope Challenge. We are Jenni Lilledahl, Dolly Lowery, Carrie Puterbaugh well on our way with more than $31K raised by 24 teams and 150 unique donors. If you'd like to participate in this challenge, please visit the "DONOR HERO" page
to make a contribution OR establish your very own fundraising page.

You don't have to be a volunteer to join the challenge. Let's work together to purchase the clubhouse red door and entry to hope.

September 2013
Getting Ready to Deliver Our Program of Support
Welcome New Additions
How I Earned My Eagle Feathers
Women in Business Award Jenni Lilledahl
Workplace Giving
Volunteer $150K Challnge Update
Clubhouse Circle
Welcome New Volunteers
Interested in a Yoga Class?
Gilda's Club T shirts
Are You a Clubhouse Circle Founding Member? 

Clubhouse Circle Founders are individuals and organizations who have contributed $1,000 or more to Gilda's Club Twin Cities. As members of The Clubhouse Circle, they have the comfort and satisfaction of knowing they helped open Gilda's Club Twin Cities.

Interested in becoming a Founder in the Clubhouse Circle? Act fast-when the red door opens, the circle will be complete and you'll no longer have the opportunity.

To find out more about becoming a member


New Volunteers


Becky Stacey

Camill Scheel

Carol Groetsch 

Carol Smith

Carole Bender-Resnick

Carrie Sandgren

Diane Blocher

Elliot Miller

Esther Hollander Felsen

Janice Starkey-Hilgenkamp

Jayann Hassan 

Jill Edwards

Karen Swan

Leanne Kopischke

Leslie Jandro 

Lora Dammann

Louise Rozanski


Melissa Madsen

Michelle Vidmar 

Peter Nelson

Rebecca Goughnour

Richard Carlson

Rob Rozanski

Steve DuMond

Teri Richards

Twila Donley

Wendy Kaufmann

Wendy Petersen

Are You Interested in Yoga Classes?

Chance Docherty is a certified Kundalini Yoga instructor. She has generously offered to re-start the Kundalini Yoga class that ended in February when our long-time GCTC friend and provider, Erika Kearney, moved to Wisconsin.

When our clubhouse is open we will be offering Yoga, but until that time Chance will hold a class at Living Waters located at 12201 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka.

She would like to hear from those who are interested and able to take a class on early Friday afternoons. Start time TBD based upon student availability.

If you would like more information please contact Chance Docherty directly at:
or call her at 612-310-8276. 

Thank you Chance for being so supportive. 



The GCTC Administrative Offices Have Moved to the New Clubhouse Located at:
10560 Wayzata Boulevard, Minnetonka, MN 55305

Our phone number is the same 612-227-2147

Gilda's T-Shirts
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.
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