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April – September 2020 – Program Partners, Tributes and Memorials

Carissa Vincent June 22, 2020

Spring – Summer 2020 Virtual Program Partners

Gilda’s Club programs are made possible through the incredible work of our volunteers, subject matter experts, and program partners. These partnering organizations share our vision that no one should have to face cancer alone, and we thank them for their work!

  • Adler Graduate School
  • African American Breast Cancer Alliance
  • Brave New Workshop
  • Brighter Tomorrow’s
  • HopeKids
  • Love Labor Project
  • Minnesota Children’s Hospital
  • Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
  • Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union Savaloja Grant
  • Nutritional Weight and Wellness
  • On the Other Side
  • Power of Positive Workouts
  • Rooted Green Wellness
  • Thrivent Financial

Do you want to be a part of this generous group of individuals that help make our program dreams a reality? Then consider helping to underwrite some of our member programs!
If you are interested in learning more, contact Carissa Vincent, Director of Development, at 952-767-7626 or Carissa.Vincent@gildasclubtwincities.org.

Honoring our members who have recently died:

  • Matthew Abts
  • Barbara Anderson
  • Michael Bischoff
  • Ann Bockstedt
  • Lauren Bosch
  • Nancy Campbell
  • Cyndi Carter
  • Marie Durbin
  • Myra Fishman
  • Dave Foster
  • Mary Hield
  • Emily Hofher
  • Kimberly Koopman
  • Kelly McGaughey-Jones
  • Lauren Roberstson
  • Eleanor Steichen
  • Ruth Stricker Dayton
  • Beth Strickland
  • Ken Wild
  • Barry ZeVan

This list represents members whose passing in December through May that Gilda’s Club is aware of.  If your loved one is missing from this list, we apologize, and please reach out to let us know of your loss.

Honors and Tributes – January – June 2020

All of Gilda’s Club Twin Cities’ programs are free. One means of keeping our program free is through the generosity of our members, family and friends. The gifts below were made in honor, memory or celebration of loved ones.

In Memory of:

  • Justin Amand
  • Joyce Antelman
  • Steve Ashcroft
  • Chris Bauer
  • Frederic Bergman
  • Jan Bibb and Jennifer Bibb
  • Cindy Breen
  • Lisa Brents
  • Sara A. Christensen
  • Irene Collias
  • William G. Copper
  • Joan Witt Cowan
  • Myra Fishman
  • Sara Parker Floyd
  • John F. Friedmeyer III
  • Michael Fritts
  • Nancy Blum Garnett
  • Jason Greenslit
  • Claire Heck
  • Ellie Holden
  • Berta Hollander
  • Dave Ingber
  • Ray Kappe
  • Janet Kinzler
  • Judy Kolwicz
  • Howard Kramer
  • Susan Krantz
  • Larry Meehan and Barbara Lundsgaard
  • Alfonso Menendez
  • Justin Mills
  • Mom
  • Nancy Munsell
  • Mary Nigut
  • Elizabeth (Beth) Osowski
  • Karol Patzer
  • Margaret Petersen
  • Cathy Popehn
  • Marvelle Puterbaugh
  • Becky Lynn Randall
  • Jane C. Rath
  • Vickie Ross
  • Rosalie Seidel
  • Deb Sit
  • Carol Snelgrove
  • Beth Strickland
  • Riva Schwartz
  • Betty and Mac Tezak
  • Kenneth Wild and Rebecca Wild
  • Alice, Lori, Sonja and Deanna
  • “Marie Durbin and her fierce battle against pancreatic cancer which came to end on Friday, May 15.”
  • “My dear parents Dennis and Rosemary. I wish we had Gilda’s TC as they were fighting the good fight! Thank you for your important work!”
  • “Zaida, loving mother. Mother’s Day 2020”

In Honor of:

  • Patty Bennett
  • Kathy Brown
  • Beth Buse
  • Lisa Byrd’s birthday
  • Gianna Capecci
  • The Cowan Family
  • Angie Dreis
  • Eric Dyer
  • Alvera Franceschi
  • Elyse Friedman
  • Emily Gillespie Family
  • Leah Golberstein
  • Glenda Hawkins
  • Kurt J. Jacobsohn
  • Brenda Jerich
  • Jodi and family
  • Christina Langkamp
  • Suzanne Lappen
  • Jenni Lilledahl
  • Joan McCafferty
  • Matthew Moen
  • Gloria Murman
  • Marci Nelson
  • Jeff Paul and Julie DeRosier-Paul
  • Severino and Margarita Quinto
  • My hero, Pamela B. Reay
  • Ryan…the heart of GCTC
  • Susanna Sartarelli
  • Fred Schommer
  • Mark J. Smith
  • Isadora Swann
  • Dicky Thompson
  • Linda Kardos, Mildred Bye and Sandy Hopkins
  • All you do at Gilda’s for so many
  • Amazing Gilda’s staff and volunteers
  • The leadership and staff of Brave New Workshop
  • Dave & Michelle surTHRIVING phase 1 of Dave’s treatment!
  • Everyone–members -volunteers–families –and those who I miss
  • GCTC!
  • The fundraising efforts of GCTC Young Professionals
  • Gilda’s Club Twin Cities
  • Gilda Radner for bringing such laughter and joy to the world through all these years
  • Lisa, whose bird feeder program is inspiring to birds and humans, alike!
  • Those living with cancer
  • My mom, a cancer survivor!
  • Our son and daughter in-law, Brandon and Jennifer Wiltgan and son Quinn
  • The mothers and daughters of She Climbs Mountains
  • Wednesday morning Support Groups

In Celebration of:

  • Julia Bartholomew
  • Eileen Chanen
  • Eric Dyer
  • Lisa Keitel
  • Gail Munsell
  • Joan McCafferty
  • Miguel Pizano
  • Martha Raid
  • Ruthanne Rekow
  • Carissa Vincent
  • All the magnificent people who create the home we call Gilda’s Club
  • All the Survivors and Fighters
  • Excellent virtual programs
  • Gilda’s Club staff, facilitators and volunteers (and Zoom!)
  • Teen Essay Contest Participants
  • The wonderful staff of Gilda’s
  • The wonderful staff, volunteers, and interns at Gilda’s, especially Annie, Barb, Ali, and Victoria, who have been instrumental in my family’s survivorship.
  • 25th anniversary

On Behalf of:

  • Healing Taj
  • Valerie Martinson
  • Our friends at Bauer Design Build
  • Marsha Petersen
  • Mary Becker and Thomas Rice
  • Elaine Tecklenburg Charitable Fund

To make a tribute gift today in memory, honor, or celebration of a loved one, visit our Tribute page here.

Published as part of the June 2020 GildaGram Newsletter. Read more here: