Rock the Green Party is a huge success

Thank you very much to all our supporters for making the Rock the Green party such an incredible success! We managed to raise over $20,000 to support local muscular dystrophy research!

Here are some pictures from the party, enjoy.

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The University of Minnesota a “powerhouse” in MD research

Congratulations to the Paul and Sheila Wellstone MD Center at the University of Minnesota for receiving three national grants from the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)!

Learn more about the grants and the exciting research happening at the MD Center on the University’s HealthTalk blog. These new grants combine with three additional recent grants from the MDA for a total of over $2 million in current research support.

Nationally, the University of Minnesota ranks second of 222 institutions in the number of active research grants from the MDA.

All proceeds raised by the Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation support local research for a cure at the Paul and Sheila Wellstone MD Center.

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Rock the Green

On August 18th the Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary by hosting the first ever “Rock the Green” party at Shamrock’s Irish Nook in Saint Paul.

Thanks to our generous sponsors, Casper and Runyon’s Shamrock’s Irish Nook, Mauer Chev, R.F. Moeller Jeweler and ESPN1500, the event is sure to be a party you won’t want to miss! With live music all day long featuring four different musical guests, carnival games for all ages, a putt putt contest, raffles and more, make sure to mark your calendars now for “Rock the Green”!

Admission is $25, which includes a “Rock the Green” pint glass that provides beer or soda for the day as well as admission to all four musical acts from 2pm to close. Children under the age of 12 are free and eat free from 2pm-5pm. Register and pay online today.

Join us on August 18th to continue the fight against MD. Show your support by wearing green and white, enjoying carnival games for all ages, and dancing to great music! If you are interested in volunteering or sponsoring the event, please contact Jenny Marzolf at marzolfj@gmail.com.

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Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation Raises $66,500 for Local Muscular Dystrophy Research

The Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation raised more than $66,500 to support local muscular dystrophy research at An Evening in Monte Carlo – its annual Cause to Cook for a Cure fundraising gala at the Town & Country Club in St. Paul.

This year’s event, with a record-breaking attendance of nearly 300, was also the Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation’s tenth anniversary celebration.  Continue reading

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RSVP for Evening in Monte Carlo by Jan. 17

There’s still time to RSVP for an Evening in Monte Carlo, our annual fundraising gala at the Town and Country Club on Sat., Jan. 21. Please RSVP and buy your tickets at www.gregmarzolfjr.org by Jan. 17 to reserve your spot. Tickets are $35 and include dinner and apps, a hosted glass of champagne and live entertainment from the band Uniform Free Day. Other activities include casino games, a fund-a-need auction, cake walk, prize boards, wine and cheese tastings and more – all to raise money for MD research. After Jan. 17, contact us at gmjrfoundation@gmail.com to check availability.

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Evening in Monte Carlo: Saturday, January 21

We’re excited to celebrate the Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation’s 10th anniversary with our supporters on Saturday, Jan. 21 with the Evening in Monte Carlo fundraising gala at the Town and Country Club in St. Paul. The gala includes French Mediterranean cuisine, wine and cheese tastings, casino games, a cake walk, silent auctions, a fund-a-need auction, a free welcome glass of champagne, and music from a live band named Uniform Free Day. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. and tickets are $35 and include dinner and appetizers. Please visit the Cause to Cook page on our site to RSVP and purchase tickets: www.gregmarzolfjr.org. We hope to see you there!

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Save January 21, 2012 for an Evening in Monte Carlo!

Please save the date for the Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation’s annual Cause to Cook for a Cure fundraising gala. On Saturday, January 21, 2012, we will be hosting an Evening in Monte Carlo at the Town and Country Club in St. Paul. All of the money raised at the event will support the Greg Marzolf Jr. Trainee program at the University of MN’s MD Center. More information about the evening will be shared soon – check back regularly for updates! If you are interested in supporting the event through sponsorship or donation, please contact us at gmjrfoundation@gmail.com.

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