Winter Games Gala Takes Gold for Record-Breaking Results

Event brings in the highest-ever dollar amount in history of Cause to Cook Gala events!

Cause to Cook for a Cure 2014The Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation raised more than $70,500 to support local muscular dystrophy research at the Winter Games Gala –Champions for a cure – its Cause to Cook for a Cure fundraising gala at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. This year’s record-breaking results are the highest ever achieved in the history of the Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation’s Cause to Cook for a Cure galas.
The Winter Games Gala was hosted by guest emcee Paul Allen from KFAN radio, who helped drive event participation and contributed to making it such a successful event.

The evening included food from around the world, games of chance including a live outdoor competition, a dessert board, a prize board, wine tasting, a silent auction, a fund-a-need auction and live music from Lightning Creek. You can see photos from the event here.

The money raised at the Winter Games Gala 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.

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RSVP for the Winter Games Gala!

Cause to Cook for a Cure 2014Join us and RSVP online today for the Winter Games Gala – Champions for a Cure fundraising gala on January 18, 2014 at the University of St. Thomas – James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall in St. Paul. You won’t want to miss out on a night of fantastic food from around the world, games, a silent auction, live music and more with the goal of raising money and awareness to support local research at the University of Minnesota for a cure to Muscular Dystrophy.

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A Night at the Derby Wins Big — $49,000 Raised for MD Research

Cause To Cook - A Night at the DerbyMore than 200 generous people joined us for a hugely successful A Night at the Derby Cause to Cook for a Cure gala in January. Together, we raised a total of $49,000 to support MD research for a cure.

Our new beautiful location at St. Thomas University’s James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall gave us plenty of room to celebrate, dance, and raise money and awareness for an important cause.

The evening included live music from Lightening Creek, delicious Southern Derby fare, specialty cocktails, games of chance including black jack tables, a cake walk and a prize board, wine tasting, a silent auction and a fund-a-need auction that raised more than $12,000.  Continue reading

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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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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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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.”  Continue reading

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‘Oui’ made a difference at Salut!!!

Thank you, Salut! party goers!

Standing under a sparkling Eiffel Tower at the Town and Country Club in Saint Paul, 250 people of all ages gathered on Saturday, Jan. 23, to raise money at the second annual gala to benefit the Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation. It was a great evening, with much laughter and energy shared by the guests! Just look at these pictures!

French food and wine, a ‘Parisian” artist painting scenic landscapes, wine tasting, cake walk, prize boards: all raising money to help children and adults in the Twin Cities who struggle with the effects of muscular dystrophy.  Continue reading

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Promising Results Shared at Marzolf Symposium at U of M

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Presenters are joined by Dr. John Day, Dr. Joe Metzger, Pat Marzolf and Greg Marzolf, Sr.

It was standing room only at the Second Annual Marzolf Graduate Student Symposium. Held at the Paul and Sheila Wellstone MD Center on Friday, Sept. 25, 2009 at the Nils Hasselmo Hall on the University of Minnesota Campus. This half-day program gave approximately 100 medical graduate and post-doctoral students the opportunity to share their research findings and updates of diagnostic testing done in lab settings by experts in the fields of neuro-muscular and cardiac medicine.

Dr. John Day, Director of the Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Center and Professor of Neurology, welcomed the attendees enthusiastically, saying “All of these studies are inter-related and build on one another. These graduate level students are focused on muscular studies that will lead to treatment regimens that will result in improved length and quality of life for MD patients.”  Continue reading

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Ciao! Translates into Success for Foundation

On Saturday, January 24, 2009 the Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation hosted the first annual “A Cause to Cook for a Cure: Ciao!” at Town and Country Club in St. Paul, Minn. Although it was a cold winter night in Minnesota, the air was full of energy and excitement fueled by great food, laughter, games, and fun.

Prizes were won and fun was had at all of the “stations,” including wine tasting, cake walk, mystery bags, prize packages donated by Green Mill Restaurants, Wine Merchants, R.F. Moeller Jeweler,  Hobbit Travel, the Twins and the Wild. Attendees occasionally took time out from their game playing and mingling to enjoy the veritable smorgasbord of Italian food including pasta, garlic bread and, of course, gnocchi.

Due to the success of the “Ciao!”, the foundation was able to raise $30,000 for muscular dystrophy research at the University of Minnesota and the Marzolf Trainee Program. It’s important to note that events like Ciao! are a large undertaking and the foundation would like to thank the planning committee for their hard work and sponsors for their financial and in-kind support particularly Bremer Bank, Decko Products and Fishbowl Solutions.

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