Our FREE cancer support program is 100% funded by the local community, and our annual fundraising events are a BIG part of making that happen

Current Events

2020 Gather to Give: Spring Fundraiser to Benefit Gilda’s Club Twin Cities

Remember the Gilda’s Club Breakfast? We are excited to announce you now have a choice of attending breakfast or lunch at our Gather to Give: Spring Fundraiser!

By popular demand our annual breakfast will now include the choice of attending a breakfast or lunch, and we will be moving the Gather to Give: Spring Fundraiser into the Gilda’s Club neighborhood and hosting both gatherings at the Minneapolis Marriott West!

Join us on Thursday, May 7, 2020, and sign up to attend either the Breakfast OR Lunch here

Looking to get involved at the Spring Fundraiser?

Table Host – Would you like to invite your friends and colleagues to learn about Gilda’s Club and make a financial contribution to support our free cancer support program? Contact Table Host Captain Glenda Hawkins at 952-767-7624 or

Sponsorships and Leaders in Giving – Do you know of a corporation that would be interested in sponsoring the Spring Fundraiser to benefit Gilda’s Club? Or would you be like to be a Leader in Giving? Contact our Development Manager Carissa Vincent at 952-767-7626 or to discuss the opportunity!

Volunteer – Would you or your company be interested in volunteering this year? With two events in one day, we have twice the number of opportunities to participate! Contact our Volunteer and Communications Coordinator Bri Garcia-Meyers at 952-767-7623 or

Past Events

October Shop for Gilda’s!

All across the Twin Cities in October 2019, businesses of all types from grocery stores to restaurants, clothing boutiques to liquor stores donated a % of sales, or hosted round ups to provide free support programs to anyone impacted by cancer. We call it “Shop for Gilda’s!” Some of the generous businesses agreed to fundraise for Gilda’s Club all month long, while others had special days dedicated to the cause. Locations included…

Thank you for all of these businesses and all of the community members who Shopped for Gilda in October!

2019 Celebrate a Place Breakfast

This annual breakfast is not just an event, it’s an experience! (Ask anyone who has attended.)

At the most recent breakfast, we were joined by nearly 1,000 members of the business, medical and cancer communities, and we raised more than $275,000 —generous community support that will help ensure anyone impacted by cancer can continue to access our comprehensive program of social and emotional support for FREE. All funds raised at the breakfast go directly to our program of support.

Hearing member stories is always a highlight of the breakfast. This year, we were moved and delighted by Grace Wethor, our LISTEN/™ Dear Cancer Teen Essay Contest winner. Read Grace’s story or watch her performance here. A huge thank you to all who contributed to this amazing experience, and especially to our Sponsors and Leaders in Giving.

Interested in becoming a sponsor at a future fundraising event?

A vital part of our support comes from our Sponsors, which include caring corporations and organizations in the Twin Cities and throughout Minnesota. Please contact Carissa Vincent (952.767.7626) to learn how you can sponsor a Gilda’s Club event or program.

Host your own event to benefit Gilda’s Club

Have a great idea of how to bring in more support for our life-changing programs? Learn about our community fundraising options, resources and more by visiting our Plan a Fundraiser page.