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!
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.
Read real-life stories about patients and families living in our Montana communities and how we can make a difference!
My Inspiration from Leukemia at 23 by Matt Cable
My name is Matt Cable and I am going to share my journey with cancer with you. I was diagnosed with AML Leukemia in August of 2014 and relapsed in April of 2019.
In my first go-round with cancer, I endured complete organ failure and was on life support. After beating it the first time, I was taught how significant life truly was. I focused my entire life on health and fitness and decided to chase all my goals in and out of the gym. Once I focused all my energy on what I loved to do, it changed my life immensely. My story motivated and inspired others from all around the world and that is what made me happy.

After cancer, I trained at the gym like I had never trained before. I trained so hard, I wound up competing on a television series that features people from across America competing in endurance-based mental and physical challenges called The Titan Games. I got to showcase what hard work and dedication can lead to, and after something as tragic as cancer, you can still bounce back and continue doing what you love. I was personally recruited by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, one of my idols.

Once The Titan Games were over, I was deployed for some time in Qatar. Unfortunately, during deployment, my Leukemia had relapsed and I was medically evacuated back to the States and started my treatments again, praying for remission. Not everything went smoothly this time around. I ended up back in the ICU with an infection that was targeting my brain. I am thankful the doctors caught it before it killed me. I had five surgeries in seven days to get it under control. I had a bone marrow transplant scheduled during the time my infection occurred, which then pushed the transplant back a few months. It was a little scary because it would have been deadly if I relapsed during that time. Fortunately, I didn’t.

I am now 120 days out of my transplant, living life and doing a little of what I love. My body isn’t producing red blood cells at this time and the doctors are trying to figure out why that’s happening but it isn’t stopping me from training hard in the gym while they figure it out. I’ll be competing again soon and am looking forward to it.
If cancer has taught me anything, it is to never give up and to never back down. I am stronger today than I ever was before, both physically and mentally because of my journey with Leukemia. The support of friends and family during the journey has helped me immensely and I am so thankful.

My roots are from Great Falls, Montana and I can’t imagine those families that have to travel long-distances for treatment without a support system close like I have had. I truly think the cancer patient housing facility will be a blessing to those undergoing treatment. Supporting our own through tough times is so important for any form of recovery, especially when it is cancer.
Do you have a story to tell? Do you know someone that 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!
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Register the Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation as your charity of choice on Amazon and every time you use AmazonSmile to shop, Amazon will donate to our organization. Set smile.amazon.com as your default Amazon browser today and shop using Amazon Smile throughout the holiday season.
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 the 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 - 68% Completion!
Due to an unexpected escalation of the design and construction budget, our new campaign goal is now $3.2 million.

The Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation "Building Hope" Campaign surpassed the $2.19M mark and we are moving right along. Our capital campaign goal is $3.2M and with current funds, we are at 68% 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 .
January 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:
  • Brian Allison
  • Kensie Butts
  • Gail Carter
  • Pamela Chigbrow
  • Contract Flooring
  • Margaret Dailey
  • Justin Donaldson
  • Camile Duffy
  • Stephen L'Heureux
  • Ashleigh Heichelbech
  • Leisa Hotaling
  • Patti Jasinski
  • Danielle Kimmet
  • Marci Lorio
  • Danielle Mahn
  • Diane Mellem
  • Amanda Murray
  • Sydney Norby
  • Brittany Oenes
  • Tina Rabbitt
  • Meghan Ratliff
  • Kimberly Schwartz
  • Samantha Shinaberger
  • Jill Tanner
  • Wyman and Dee Taylor in memory of Dr. Wm. "Bill" Bloemendaal
  • Wyman and Dee Taylor in memory of Maryann Pearson
  • Wyman and Dee Taylor in memory of Catherine Steele
  • Tom and Linda Wolgamot in memory of Dr. Wm. "Bill" Bloemendaal
  • Glen and Diane Worrall
  • Sheila Yuhas
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