June is National
Cancer Survivor Month
Firefly Sisterhood, is a Twin Cities-based nonprofit, with a mission to foster one-to-one connections between women women experiencing breast cancer and inspirational survivors. These relationships are personal and local. Our program is free and open to all. All the health systems and cancer clinics in Minnesota and western Wisconsin refer patients to our program. They trust our staff, volunteers and our willingness to make sure every match is successful.
Gilda's Club Twin Cities (GCTC) is a cancer support community for anyone impacted by cancer - those living with a diagnosis, family, friends, caregivers as well as those living with loss. GCTC is where to turn for social and emotional support, all free of charge - from support groups, healthy lifestyle classes, education, social opportunities to information & referral - Gilda's Club is where no one faces cancer alone. GCTC is a local affiliate of the worldwide Cancer Support Community.
Every 3 minutes, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with a blood cancer. Cancer is a tough opponent. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is tougher. LLS is laser-focused on cures and relentless in supporting patients and their families to ensure they have access to care. The work of LLS is advancing breakthroughs for more than 1.3 million Americans living with or in remission from a blood cancer. Seventy years of fighting has led us to a game changing belief. Beating cancer is in our blood.
Pinky Swear Foundation helps kids with cancer and their families with financial and emotional support. Pinky Swear provides financial support for immediate needs like mortgage payments, rent payments, utility bills, food, transportation and much more. The organization also supports families with a Pinky Swear Pantry at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital and fun family experiences like the All-Star Weekend Program at Hilton Airport in Bloomington.
1:00 - 3:00pm
Atrium of the Building
Plan to stop down to our charity fair to meet the charities.
You can learn about their important work, their programs & services as well as any volunteer needs they have.
We will have a raffle drawing for those of you who visit each nonprofit at the fair.
Popcorn will be served!
Atrium of the Building
We will have a speed volunteering event during the charity fair.
We will be putting together Patient Family Care Packages. These gifts will help families by giving them encouragement during a challenging time.
Casual for a Cause
Every day in June
$3 per day
See Lonnie at our reception desk to buy a ticket. Each $3 ticket is good for one day to wear one or all of the following:
jeans or shorts
11:30am - 1:00pm
This will be brutally competitive as our amateur chefs cook up some chili for us! Come hungry and ready for some good food!
$10 per bottomless tasting bowl
Week of June 20th
M-F: 8am - 5pm
Each department will create a basket or two (see manager for budget) to auction off.
A pizza lunch will be awarded to the department with the best basket.