Foundation Raises $30,000 for Local Muscular Dystrophy Research

PhotoSt. Paul, Minn. (February 14, 2011) —The Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation raised more than $30,000 to support local muscular dystrophy research at its recent You Betcha! — A Cause to Cook for a Cure fundraising gala at the Town & Country Club in St. Paul.

“The overwhelming success of this event, even in today’s challenging economic times, speaks to the incredible generosity of this community, our sponsors and our tireless volunteers,” said Patricia Marzolf, president of the Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation. “The event’s success also speaks to the contagious spirit of our mission to fight muscular dystrophy through research, education, advocacy, and service. Together, we share a belief for a tomorrow free of muscular dystrophy.” 

All of the money raised at You Betcha! – A Cause to Cook for a Cure will be allocated exclusively to support the Greg Marzolf Jr. Trainee Program at the Paul and Sheila Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Center at the University of Minnesota.

PhotoEach year, the Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation awards grants to researchers in muscle disease. Since the Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation’s support of the program began in 2005, research efforts have increased dramatically.

In total, the Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation has raised more than $1,000,000 for clinical services and research since its inception nine years ago.

The You Betcha! gala was a Minnesota-themed evening featuring delicious Minnesota food, a beer tasting booth where guests could taste local Finnegan’s and Summit beer, a gourmet cake walk, prize board, live auction, mystery bags and, for the first year, Bingo!

About the sponsors

You Betcha! – A Cause to Cook for a Cure was generously supported by Casper’s & Runyon’s Nook & Shamrocks; FINNEGAN’s, Summit Brewing, Fishbowl Solutions, Bremer Bank, Decko Products, and R.F. Moeller Jeweler.

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About the Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation

The Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity founded in 2002 to honor the memory of Greg Marzolf Jr. The foundation’s mission is to raise awareness of muscular dystrophy through philanthropic activities and to support research for a cure for muscular dystrophy. Since its inception nine years ago, the Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation has raised more than $1,000,000 for clinical services and research.

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