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
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
Trudi Meloche, GCTC Staff
Gretchen Peterson, GCTC Staff
To read more about these amazing, talented people Click Here >
| How I Earned My Eagle Feathers
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, 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:
5115 Excelsior Blvd. #448
Minneapolis, MN 55416
| Volunteer $150K Challenge Update
Thank you to those participating in the Volunteer $150K Red Door Entry to
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
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.