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.
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Leaving a Legacy Gala - October 24th, 2019
We are excited to announce we have joined with singer and songwriter and runner-up for “The Voice”, 2018 Season, Chris Kroeze , to bring a memorable evening of award-winning original songs to Great Falls, Montana! Chris Kroeze has personally selected the Legacy Foundation to benefit from this exclusive live-concert located in the new University of Providence Event Center in Great Falls, Montana. The event will be limited to 325 people to offer a personal touch and exclusive experience. The event will feature a 3-course meal, live and silent auction items, and live entertainment. A no-host bar also will be available.

All proceeds raised will benefit the Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation’s cancer patient housing project, the Harold & Carmen Poulsen Legacy Housing. Every penny of your donation will go to help patients traveling to Great Falls. Your gift will bring hope and healing to adults and children faced with cancer, emergencies, and other urgent illnesses. Please join us by making a meaningful, tax-deductible gift to support our project to provide free temporary housing to patients traveling to Great Falls. We are so very grateful for your support.

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.

Thank you to those that committed to the event over the past month!
  • Melissa Dascoulias
  • Douglas Wilson and Company
  • General Distributing
  • Pacific Steel & Recycling
  • Samantha Shinaberger
  • TC Glass

Thank you to BlueCross BlueShield of Montana, Dick Anderson Construction, Clinic Cancer Care and Great Falls Clinic for your Platinum Sponsorship!
Read real-life stories about patients and families living in our Montana communities and how we can make a difference!
Dad's Journey with Lung Cancer by Deb
My 84-year-old dad had been fighting stage 4 lung cancer for about nine months. He was treated for everything from a cold to a lung fungus before the doctors figured out it was lung cancer. My parents were advised by a very competent, local pulmonologist to go to Seattle – University of Washington to have the lung removed. They made the trip to Seattle and were so happy the doctor was able to give our family hope again. The lung was removed in February 2018.

During my parents’ time in Seattle, they stayed in a renovated dormitory provided by the University. It was a three-story building with no elevator. The occupants provided and cooked their own meals in a community kitchen. Unfortunately, the area where the dormitory was located was not in a walking-friendly area and the closest grocery store was over three miles away. For a man with lung cancer, this was very difficult. The only transportation was by shuttle or rental car to the University which was an extra burden on my elderly parents attempting to arrange and pay for. When my dad was released from his surgery, they had to go back to the dormitory in a taxi. My mom requested a first floor room due to not having an elevator and my dad’s recent surgery but unfortunately none were available and they were placed on the second floor. My dad was three days post-lung removal and he had to climb the stairs sitting on his buttocks because of the intense surgery. When dad was finally released, they had a family member drive them back to Great Falls because they were not allowed to fly. The entire process was very stressful but we were very thankful my dad was alive.

Having accessible, patient-friendly lodging during treatment is so vital. Having this available locally would have a great impact on patients traveling just like our family, for treatment in Great Falls. The new proposed Harold & Carmen Poulsen Legacy Housing will be conveniently located just yards away from Clinic Cancer Care as well as the Great Falls Clinic Hospital and less than half a mile drive to a grocery store. The facility will also be patient-friendly with a working elevator and ADA approved rooms for patients and their families. Our travels to Seattle were life-saving but the stress caused by our accommodations and travel requirements made my dad’s recovery that much harder.

Please consider giving to this important project today.
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Review updates on our current capital campaign efforts to build our patient housing facility here!
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" size ( UPDATE: 20 MORE JUST ADDED! ), $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 .
Current Campaign Status Update - 65% Completion!
The Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation "Building Hope" Campaign surpassed the $1.73M mark and we are moving right along. Our capital campaign goal is $2.6M and with current funds, we are at 65% of our goal and we hope to break ground in 2019 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.
June 2019 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:

  • 1st Liberty Federal Credit Union
  • Anonymous Private Foundation
  • Pamela Chigbrow
  • Lindsey DeBolt
  • Justin Donaldson
  • Jack Frantal
  • Maurice Frey
  • Doris Isaacs
  • Patti Jasinski
  • Marci Lorio
  • Dr. Bobby and Dr. Nancy Maynard
  • Vicki and Ronald Newmiller
  • Kevin and Karen Shaw
  • John and Janalyce Taylor
  • Wyman and Dee Taylor in Memory of Dr. Donald Engstrom
In last month's newsletter, we made an error on noting a donation received for hats. The correct recognition is as follows:
  • Adam Gray Family, in honor of Adam's God Mother, JoAnn Null who is a long-time, dedicated patient of Dr. Karl Guter and Dr. Kelly Underhill of the Great Falls Clinic Cancer Care
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