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Gilda's Club Twin Cities

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Sara Martin

THE STORY:

Hi all,


This summer, I discovered Gilda's Club Twin Cities, and while I've only been a member for a short time, I know it will be a crucial part of staying as healthy as I can be. As many of you know, I was on leave from my teaching job last school year, and in the last few months I made the decision that another leave for 2017-18 was necessary for my health. 


One of the hardest things for me is the lost of a schedule, aside from weekly treatments. Work gives me purpose; students (while often germy) keep me energized. Losing that, in many ways, is harder than the side effects from treatment. Gilda's Club gives me, and others who live with cancer (including family and friends), the chance to connect, set a schedule, and participate in a range of wellness activities. FOR FREE. 


I don't often embark upon fundraising efforts. But the fact that this organization provides everything from yoga, to support groups, to improv night, to cooking lessons for caregivers -- at no cost -- is impressive. So many people with cancer are not as fortunate to have resources, so a place like Gilda's Club is invaluable.


Please consider giving.


Many thanks,


Sara

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Gildas Club Twin Cities Inc wrote -

"Cancer gave me membership in an elite club I'd rather not belong to." - Gilda Radner

At Gilda's Club Twin Cities, membership means community. 


All donations up to $15,000 will be matched through the generosity of Brian and Jane Ostenso, close friends of the Ashcroft Family.


"My membership moment was waking up and realizing that Steve's cancer was not going away ... that this was our life. I felt completely lost. Gilda's Club provided the lifeboat we needed." - Anna Ashcroft

When Anna and her husband Steve received his diagnosis of stage IV colon cancer, their whole family needed a community of people who truly understood what they were going through. They found that community at Gilda's Club, where people of all ages - and all cancers - receive social and emotional support and learn how to live with cancer, whatever the outcome. 


No one should face cancer alone. Please give generously today.


$2,695

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sara Martin

     

  • Christine and Todd Townsend

    $50

  • Bill and Mary Bestor

    $150

  • Joyce and Bud Bobber

    $150

  • Mary Bestor Peeples

    $25

  • Melissa Quan

    $50

  • Doug Stambaugh

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Judethe Johnson

    $100

  • Mary Koppel

    $50

  • Cameron Mahlum

    $50

  • Gretchen Lucking

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Shawna Boll

     

  • The Gilottis

    $25

  • Adam and Jennifer Bestor

    $50

  • Dick Bestor

    $25

  • Rod & Gwen Emmerich

    $50

  • Jenny Meslow

    $50

  • John & Diane Irish

    $50

  • Joseph Bestor

    $25

  • Shelly Talcott

    $25

  • Josh and Marissa Lane

    $50

  • Theresa Bach

    $50

  • Gina & Kevin Wood

    $50

  • Tim and Emily Coakley

     

  • Roch & Jane Carter

    $50

  • Greggie and AK

    $50

  • Jim and Sue Bricker

    $100

  • Mary Lynn Bennett

    $100

  • Mary Kenyon

     

  • Michael and Anna Burns

    $50

  • L Schilling

    $100

  • Missy Egelhoff

     

  • AJ Santos

    $100

  • Diane and Dave Hart

     

  • Gabrielle Ganz

     

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Maureen Lally

     

  • Jo Scheid

     

  • Paul Scheid

    $50

  • Jackie Drolet

    $100

  • Brent Engebretson

    $25

  • Kristin Shimano

     

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90% Raised of $3,000 Goal

The Team: $50,763 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Gildas Club Twin Cities Inc

Amount Raised

$34,203

 

68% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Laurie Walker

Amount Raised

$2,750

Fundraiser Title

Sara Martin

Amount Raised

$2,695

 

90% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Eva Stevens

Amount Raised

$2,500

Fundraiser Title

Jenni Lilledahl

Amount Raised

$1,850

 

37% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Anne Josten

Amount Raised

$1,025

 

456% Raised of $225 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rick Kleven

Amount Raised

$1,000

Fundraiser Title

Gloria Murman

Amount Raised

$850

Donor Comments

Kristin Shimano

Kristin Shimano

1 month ago

Brent Engebretson

Brent Engebretson

DONATION: $25

1 month ago

Jackie Drolet

Jackie Drolet

DONATION: $100

1 month ago

Paul Scheid

Paul Scheid

DONATION: $50

1 month ago

Jo Scheid

Jo Scheid

Good luck with your goal! 1 month ago

Maureen Lally

Maureen Lally

1 month ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $250

For my brace friend Sara 1 month ago

Gabrielle Ganz

Gabrielle Ganz

1 month ago

Diane and Dave Hart

Diane and Dave Hart

Sara, we are glad you found Glida's Club! 1 month ago

AJ Santos

AJ Santos

DONATION: $100

1 month ago