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!
Annual Fundraiser - October 24th
Mark your calendars! We are pleased to announce our annual fundraiser will be held Thursday evening, October 24, 2019.

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 For the Hat Donations
We received overwhelming support for our hat and head covering donation request. We would like to especially thank KFBB News team for spreading the word.

Thank you to the following donors for their generosity!

  • Anonymous
  • Lindsey DeBolt
  • Rachel Byrne
  • Sara Harrell
  • Sandy Robinson
  • Stockman Bank Employees
  • Voyagers Baseball Team

Our cancer patients will be able to safely cover their heads in style this summer with a variety of options!
Read real-life stories about patients and families living in our Montana communities and how we can make a difference!
Surviving Breast Cancer, A Patient Testimonial
I survived breast cancer. My name is Cathy Schoenthal and I had breast cancer. I was informed on November 26, 2018, that my annual mammogram found a spot on my left breast that needed a biopsy for possible cancer.

I’ve heard of women getting breast cancer, but I never thought it would happen to me.

I was immediately scheduled to see the surgeon for a lumpectomy. My lumpectomy surgery on December 5, 2018 went well. Thankfully, they were able to get it all. I then went to see my oncologist and we set up a treatment plan. I would receive 22 days of radiation starting after the New Year.

I started my radiation on January 9, 2019. During this time I met several patients who were there for cancer treatment. Several were from out of town, some traveling as far as the Hi-Line; one gentleman in particular, I knew when I was working at The Great Falls Inn. He shared his experience receiving treatments and traveling from outside of town. He had attempted on many occasions to secure a motel that offered a medical discount throughout his treatment and it was nearly impossible.

I am lucky to have a home in town where the commute was minor during my treatment. I cannot imagine having to travel every day or stay at a hotel as the bill continued to rise. When my husband had surgery with the VA hospital in Helena, he had to stay for two nights and they were able to provide him a room in their facility; very similar to the one the Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation is campaigning to build. The Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation’s proposed housing facility would be a blessing to cancer patients and all patients traveling to Great Falls.

I would also like to say thank you again to the Great Falls Clinic Cancer Care department and the Great Falls Clinic Hospital for their great care. I am now cancer free because of these wonderful people.

*Cathy is pictured on the far right of this image. Others present include Great Falls Clinic Cancer Care staff Brittany, Ashleigh, Danielle and Dr. Underhill.
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Review updates on our current capital campaign efforts to build our patient housing facility here!
Call for Leadership Cabinet Volunteers
We are looking to add members to our Leadership Cabinet to help us successfully finish the campaign and reach our goal. The Leadership Cabinet meets two times per month on the second and fourth Tuesday at noon. We are looking for volunteers who are interested in actively getting involved with the Building Hope Capital Campaign efforts and are familiar with fundraising and the community.

To learn more, please contact Samantha at 406-771-3107 or email samantha.shinaberger@gfclinic.com.
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 (SOLD OUT), $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 $1.72M 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.
March 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:

  • Advanced Litho Printing
  • Lisa Anauo
  • Lynn Asbeck
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Haley Denzer
  • Justin Donaldson
  • Enbar
  • Heather Gowers
  • Adam Knepp
  • Richard and Carol Marberg
  • Amanda Murray
  • Vicki and Ronald Newmiller
  • Timothy Peterson
  • Jim and Susan Sargent in Memory of Sandy Bucher
  • Eric Schultz
  • Samantha Shinaberger
  • Fran Socash
  • Rebekah Southard
  • David Tomlinson
  • Voyagers Baseball Team
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