Prankenstein!
April 2021
OUR GOAL
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.
EXCITING NEWS
Read inspiring highlights below!
Construction Update
This photo was taken April 19th. We are thrilled with the progress on the construction so far, and hope to be finished with our facility in July of 2021. We have some interior photos available in our Facebook photo album.

We will continue to keep you updated on our construction here and our Facebook page.

To view more photos, click the image or click here.
Meet Our 2021 Leaving a Legacy Sponsors!
We have started accepting sponsorships for our annual event! We are so excited to host the second annual Leaving a Legacy Gala on October 22, 2021. Due to COVID-19, we were unable to host the Gala in 2020, but we are so excited to host this year!
NEW ULTIMATE SPONSOR
Dick Anderson Construction
Dick Anderson Construction is our first ultimate sponsor highlight for our 2021 Leaving a Legacy Gala! Dick Anderson Construction is well-known in Great Falls for their quality craftsmanship and their generosity to the community around them. Our Board President, Ed Venetz, is a retired employee from Dick Anderson. They have been longtime supporters of the Legacy Foundation, and we could not be happier to hear they will be at our event!
NEW PLATINUM SPONSOR
Pacific Steel & Recycling
Pacific Steel & Recycling has sponsored at our platinum level. Pacific Steel is another amazing supporter of the Legacy Foundation. They help not only with monetary donations, but also storage space! While our facility is under construction, they have generously offered us space to store furniture. Additionally, Amy Byrd, CFO of Pacific Steel & Recycling, served on our Board for some time. We don't know where we would be without them!
NEW EXECUTIVE SPONSOR
Coldwell Banker/The Falls Real Estate
Coldwell Banker/The Falls Real Estate is an executive sponsor for our event this year. Beth Duke, owner, has been involved on multiple committees for the Foundation and jumps at the opportunity to help whenever she can. The Falls Real Estate has been a supporter of the Legacy Foundation for a long time, and we are so happy they are one of our sponsors!
NEW EXECUTIVE SPONSOR
Church Harris Johnson and Williams, PC
Church Harris Johnson and Williams are executive level sponsors this year! CHJW is an established law firm in Great Falls, and they have served the community since 1911. Our board member Greg Schwandt is a retired attorney from CHJW. CHJW works hard to serve our communities, and we are grateful for their sponsorship. 
New Flowers in the Cooler!
We have new and beautiful arrangements from My Viola Floral Studio in our cooler at the Great Falls Clinic Hospital cooler! When you come to visit friends and loved ones, you can pick up a bouquet and write a thoughtful note to let your person know how much they are loved.

If you would like to send flowers to a patient at the Great Falls Clinic, please call Audrey Phillips at (406) 216-8057 or click here to start ordering!
TESTIMONIALS
Read real-life stories about patients and families living in our Montana communities and how we can make a difference!
My History with Cancer by Peggy Gould
My name is Peggy Gould and I was diagnosed with cancer at 84 year sold. This was not the first time I had been diagnosed with cancer, and I have successfully beaten cancer three times before. The first time I was diagnosed with cancer was 30 years ago. I was treated for breast cancer with surgery and chemotherapy in December 1991 and January 1992. The second diagnosis I had was in January 1998. I had two CT scans and they found a spot in my right lung. A bronchia test was performed to try and get a biopsy of my lung, but they could not get one. My doctor decided because of my cancer history to do surgery to remove my right lower lobe of my right lung.
 
I knew something was wrong again early in the morning in late February 2021. I went to the ER in my hometown of Havre for some pain that I thought was related to a blood clot. After running some tests and a CT scan, I learned I had cancer for the third time. They had found a mass in my left long. I had been treated successfully at the Great Falls Clinic before, and so decided to seek treatment there again.
 
When I received my most recent diagnosis, it was a shock after so many years of no cancer. I was diagnosed again with lung cancer. Fortunately, I had no symptoms, but I knew I still needed to seek treatment for this diagnosis. I will be receiving chemotherapy for approximately five weeks and radiation for approximately seven weeks, although that is subject to change. I was lucky, I had people who could drive me from Havre to Great Falls for my treatment. My family drives me so I can try and recover at home. Even though I am not using the housing opportunity available to me, I know it will benefit those who aren’t as fortunate as me and need to drive themselves.
 
The staff of the Great Falls Clinic Cancer Care department has been a huge blessing for me and my family. They are compassionate and uplifting and explain things thoroughly. When scheduling my appointments, they are flexible and accommodating as they know we come from Havre. I know the housing facility will help people like me who have to travel for healthcare. If the weather was bad for traveling, it would be nice to know I had a place to stay close to my treatments even if only for a night. 
RECOGNITIONS
Read donor highlights and other important recognition events below!
Donor of the Month: Jill Tanner!
Jill Tanner is a pharmacist in Great Falls Clinic Cancer Care. She first heard about the Legacy Foundation from her job, and started donating in 2017. When asked what Jill enjoys the most about donating to the Legacy Foundation, she answered. “[I love] seeing the progress of raising the funds and the building itself. I appreciate the dedication of all the people and the organizations who have worked hard to make the building happen.”
 
Jill said her favorite fundraiser that the Legacy Foundation has done is the #GivingTuesday fundraiser in 2020 when the Foundation would send flowers and a card to a person of the donor’s choosing. “[The #GivingTuesday fundraiser was good] because it not only benefitted the building, but it also made my friend’s day.”
 
When asked what inspired her to start donating, Jill replied, “Our patients of course. We ought to love one another and it’s a small thing to bear some of their burden. They are in the fight of their life and having a place to stay during their treatments will ease the worry of traveling long hours on potentially terrible road sand will spare them the expense of a hotel. Being so close to their doctor will be a great convenience if they need extra medical support. Another benefit will be the encouraging fellowship with other patients who will stay in the facility with them. I like getting to be part of something that will really benefit people who are suffering.”
 
“Working in the Cancer Center, you see the suffering of patients and their families in their battle against cancer. They feel terrible, they are scared, and far from home and family.” Jill shared, “Their lives are turned upside down and all I want to do is help. When our daughter was born she was in the hospital for ten days. We lived two hours away and had the opportunity to stay in a similar facility close to the hospital. It was a great blessing.”
 
I would ask people who have never contributed to consider donating. If they had cancer and lived hours away, wouldn’t it bless their heart to stay in a place close to their doctor at no charge? It is a privilege to contribute to something that will make a difference to many, many people. ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Mark 12:31.”
March Great Falls Clinic Payroll Deduction Donor:
We are so appreciative of all of our donors at the Great Falls Clinic! If you work at the Clinic, you can sign up for payroll deductions, which enters you in a special drawing once a month!

March's prize was a PTO DAY! CONGRATS TO THE PTO DAY *WINNER* ASHLEIGH HEICHELBECH!

We will be drawing one PTO day PER QUARTER now! Contact Audrey Phillips below to learn how you can participate.

Every $10 you donate per month (keep in mind there are two pay periods per month, sometimes three), you will be entered one time. For example: Joe donates $5 per pay period so he have ONE entry. Sally donates $20 per pay period so she will have FOUR entries!

Participation is EASY! Just sign up for payroll deduction by contacting Audrey Phillips at audrey.phillips@gfclinic.com or call at (406)216-8057.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Check out upcoming events below!
Is there an event or fundraiser you want the Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation to host? Contact Audrey Phillips at (406)216-8057 or at audrey.phillips@gfclinic.com.
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CAMPAIGN CORNER
Review updates on our current capital campaign efforts to build our patient housing facility here!
Current Campaign Status Update - 77% Completion!
Recently, the Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation "Building Hope" Campaign surpassed the $2.64 million mark. An unexpected escalation of the design and construction fees from 2020 increased our capital campaign goal to $3.4 million. But with our newest campaign update, we have successfully raised over 77% of the funds needed for this project.

If you are interested in donating or volunteering for the Foundation, we could certainly use your help! Please call (406) 216-8057, email audrey.phillips@gfclinic.com or click the button below.
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March 2021 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:

  • Reed and Carissa Bassett
  • Stephen L'Heureux and Carol Bradley
  • Rhetta Brandt
  • Bonnie Bryant
  • Betty Burkland
  • Kensie Butts
  • Amanda and Scott Cunningham
  • Margaret Dailey
  • Lindsey Kadner-DeBolt
  • Rick and Haley Denzer
  • Dick Anderson Construction, Inc.
  • General Distributing Company
  • Edward Gomoll in memory of Merrilee Gomoll
  • Great Falls Tribune
  • Ashleigh Heichelbech
  • Bob and Lori Henderson
  • Leisa Hotaling
  • Zoe Irvin
  • Kathy Jenkins

  • Vickie Keith
  • Danielle Kimmett
  • Melissa Kingsland
  • Patsy Kirkhart
  • Martin and Kathryn Lambert in honor of Dr. Thomas Warr
  • Barbara Lankford
  • Gayle Mauler
  • Mary McGivern
  • Rachelle Murphy
  • Sara Murphy
  • Amanda and Sean Murray
  • Sydney Norby
  • Jackson and Audrey Phillips
  • Kendra and Dom Puckett
  • Allan and Tina Rabbitt
  • Meghan Ratliff
  • Markie Rohrback
  • Kimberly Schwartz
  • Samantha Jean Shinaberger
  • James and Jill Tanner
  • Wyman and Dee Taylor
  • The Falls Real Estate
  • The Falls Real Estate
  • Paula Walter
  • Miriam and Michael Walters
  • Sheila Yuhas
  • Sarah Zook
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