Our goal is to build and sustain free housing that will support patients and their families in North Central Montana.
For many years, there has been a great need in our community for patient housing while receiving outpatient treatment. A patient housing facility has become our top priority.
Read inspiring highlights below!
Read real-life stories about patients and families living in our Montana communities and how we can make a difference!
Beating Leukemia by John Cereck
In 1994, just one year after I graduated from Great Falls High School, I was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML). My oncologist was Dr. Grant Harrer, based in Great Falls, Montana. It was determined that I needed a bone marrow transplant to fight my Leukemia. I waited over a year to find a matching donor and the doctors finally decided my Dad was as close of a match as I would find. I had to travel to Seattle, Washington’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in order to seek the treatment that I needed. After two bone marrow transplants that didn’t take, I was one of the first people ever to have a stem cell transplant – and it worked! I am cancer free to this day and forever grateful for the doctors, nurses, family and friends that helped me along the way.

If cancer has taught me anything, it is to never give up – after waiting a year for a matching donor, at times I began to lose hope that I would not survive my battle. However, I made it and because of my experience, I encourage anyone and everyone that can, to sign up to see if you are a match for someone fighting a deadly disease such as cancer.

I was born and raised in Great Falls, Montana and I am thankful for the support that my community has given me over the years. I can’t imagine those families that have to travel long-distances for treatment without a support system close like I had. The cancer patient housing facility will be a blessing to those undergoing treatment locally as well as far away. It is important for family to be near during treatment, especially cancer.
Do you have a story to tell? Do you know someone who has had an experience they would like to share? Please submit your testimonial to Samantha at samantha.shinaberger@gfclinic.com. We would love to share your story and hear from you!
Check out upcoming events below!
Mark your calendars!  We are excited to announce our annual fundraiser will be held Friday evening, October 23, 2020.

We are pleased to announce Kat Perkins will be headlining our event as the main entertainment.

Perkins grew up in Scranton, North Dakota and she quickly gained the attention of the local Twin Cities music scene by taking stages in several projects and bands she formed over the years. The most successful being her rock band, Scarlet Haze, which opened for Bon Jovi, amongst working with some of the music industry's most well-known acts. After a hiatus from performing, she made a musical comeback in 2014 by auditioning and appearing on season 6 of NBC's The Voice. Kat sailed to the finals with her coach Adam Levine and charted in the top 5 on iTunes several times with her stand-out performances on the show. She continues to go on military tours to perform for the troops overseas and continues to have sold out venues across America.

If you or someone you know is interested in purchasing a table or sponsorship opportunities for this event, please have them contact the Foundation.  We are currently accepting live and silent auction items for this important event.  We will announce more details as they become available.

If you are interested in donating or volunteering for the annual fundraiser, please call 406-771-3107 or email samantha.shinaberger@gfclinic.com.
On Thursday, April 9, 2020 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Fuddruckers will graciously donate 20% of their total ticket values if you present our coupon. Just click the burger image above to be download the coupon on our page. All proceeds will go to the Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation's "Building Hope Campaign"!
Review updates on our current capital campaign efforts to build our patient housing facility here!
Current Campaign Status Update - 65% Completion!
Due to an unexpected escalation of the design and construction budget, our new campaign goal is now $3.4 million.

The Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation "Building Hope" Campaign surpassed the $2.2M mark and we are moving right along. Our capital campaign goal is $3.4M and with current funds, we are at 65% of our goal and we hope to break ground in the coming months on the proposed facility.

If you are interested in donating or volunteering for the Foundation, please call 406-771-3107, email samantha.shinaberger@gfclinic.com or click the button below.
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Paver Naming Opportunities Available
Create a Lasting Tribute

The Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation has different size pavers available within the future patient housing facility (as shown to the left).

Please help support the new project by honoring or memorializing a special loved one with a commemorative paver prominently displayed with a personal inscription within the facility.

Each paver is durable and engraved with your message. The cost is $1,000 for a 12" x 12" (ONLY 10 LEFT!) size, $750 for an 8" x 8" size and $500 for a 4" x 8" size paver. Pavers will be placed in visible locations and be of a material consistent with the decor and architecture of the new facility.

For more information or to reserve a paver, please call Samantha at 406-771-3107 or email samantha.shinaberger@gfclinic.com.

Or you can complete the paver form online at www.gfclegacy.org/donate .
February 2020 Donors
Here we recognize our donors for each month in the following month's newsletter. Below is a list of donor names that donated to our Foundation last month:
  • Anonymous
  • Brian Allison
  • Kensie Butts
  • Pamela Chigbrow
  • Contract Flooring
  • Margaret Dailey
  • Justin Donaldson
  • Camile Duffy
  • Katherine Henthorne
  • Leisa Hotaling
  • Cory Huber
  • Doris Isaacs
  • Patti Jasinski
  • Lindsey Kadner
  • Danielle Kimmet
  • Marci Lorio
  • Danielle Mahn
  • Amanda Murray
  • Sydney Norby
  • Brittany Oenes
  • Tina Rabbitt
  • Meghan Ratliff
  • Kimberly Schwartz
  • Samantha Shinaberger
  • Diann Stevens
  • Jill Tanner
  • Sheila Yuhas
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