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!
  • Coldwell Banker The Falls Real Estate
  • Contract Flooring
  • D.A. Davidson & Co.
  • Edward Jones
  • Electric City Plumbing
  • Peter and Katie Fontana
  • Great Falls OBGYN Associates
  • Dr. Bob and Lori Henderson
  • JCCS
  • L'Heureux Page Werner Architecture
  • Opportunity Bank
  • PayneWest
  • Public Drug
  • Alice Schultz
  • Guyla Streit
  • Taleff & Murphy Law Office
  • Dr. Kelly Underhill and Paul Mousseau
  • US Bank

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!
My husband was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma Cancer by Naomi Fleury
My husband was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma Cancer in October 2014. We had three teenage boys at the time who took on the role of caregiver along with me. I wish that I could say that our journey ended when he went into remission in May of 2015. But cancer reared its ugly head again in 2016. This started our journey of trying different treatments in order to reach remission again. Unfortunately, we ran out of treatments that were available to our local doctors in Great Falls, Montana, forcing us to travel for his care. We were sent for consultations in both Billings, Montana and Seattle, Washington for a chance at a successful, different treatment option. When you are dealing with cancer your budget is extremely tight and you have to pick and choose what bills to pay and what bills you need to wait on until the next paycheck just so you can afford to travel.

When we traveled to Billings for treatment, we had limited cash with us. There was no medical housing available in Billings and we had to go through the American Cancer Society for assistance covering our hotel. The hotel chosen by the American Cancer Society had a $50 hold requirement on our credit card for the room deposit. Unfortunately, we were checking in on the weekend and could not go to the bank to add money to our account. This meant that we had to go to Wal-Mart just to purchase a Green Dot card and put the $50 on the card for the deposit just so we could check in to our hotel room. This took a large chunk out of our very strict food budget for the trip.

We found out that Medicaid travel only covered $40 per night for a hotel, $0.40 per mile for gas and $16.50 per day for food. This ended up only covering a small percentage of the expenses for every trip that we had to take due to the medical procedures.

Thankfully, our experience in Seattle was better because they had housing through the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCAA). The SCAA also provided a shuttle that took our family back and forth from housing to the clinic for appointments. The amount we paid for the housing at SCAA was affordable which meant for the first time in a long time, our family was able to take some much-needed budget money to do some sightseeing in Seattle and spend time together as a family. It reduced the stress we had experienced throughout our other travels.

Having housing available for the families of patients is such a blessing and it would allow them to have peace of mind when it comes to the financial burden due to medical travel. The new proposed housing for the Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation is a much needed asset at the Clinic. It would provide much-needed assistance for families that have to travel for medical services and make it easier for families to cope with the expenses that accompany travel. I am excited to see the project come to life. I feel this is a wonderful addition and I support the Foundation’s goal and vision for this project.
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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 - 72% Completion!
The Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation "Building Hope" Campaign surpassed the $1.87M mark and we are moving right along. Our capital campaign goal is $2.6M and with current funds, we are at 72% 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.
July 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:

  • Tina and Robert Berard
  • Sally Callery
  • Pamela Chigbrow
  • Coldwell Banker The Falls Real Estate
  • D.A. Davidson & Co.
  • Lindsey DeBolt
  • Dick Anderson Construction
  • Justin Donaldson
  • Doris Isaacs
  • Patti Jasinski
  • Rachel Johnson
  • Patti Lane
  • L'Heureux Page Werner Architecture
  • Marci Lorio
  • Dominic and Kendra Puckett
  • Rick and Kim Sturdevant
  • Wyman and Dee Taylor in Memory of Wayne Roseth
  • US Bank
  • Wells Fargo
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