Cause To Cook – Come to the Table

Please join us on Saturday, January 12, 2019 for the Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation’s

Come to the Table

Hope to see you there!

Cause to Cook – Come to the Table
Saturday, January 12, 2019
University of St. Thomas – James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall
The Anderson Student Center
Summit and Cretin Avenues
St. Paul, MN 55105


The ticket price includes dinner and passed appetizers!

Online registration is now closed. You may still register at the door. You can also make a donation online.

Please email us at with any questions.

Come to the Table

As often happens, when friends get together, a casual comment ferments and eventually grows to a full-fledged idea. Our popular 1989 Cause to Cook Cookbook had just such a beginning! Now, after 30 years, we’re working on a second edition cookbook named Come to the Table for a Cause to Cook for a Cure, which will be published in 2019.  This project, along with so many other Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation events, is due to the unwavering dedication of friends, family and community benefactors that support our  spirit and mission!

Please Come to the Table on January 12, 2019 to help support this cookbook project and to celebrate friendship at it best with the love of food, cooking, gathering and the joy we bring to the table!

5:30pm – Social time with passed appetizers. Check out the items available on the silent and live auctions, browse the market and participate in special foodie activities. Learn more about our cookbook project and don’t forget to bring a favorite recipe to contribute to the book.

7:00pm – Dinner with featured recipes from original and new cookbook

8:00pm – Dessert and Coffee with Program, Fund-A-Need and Live Auction

This fun and casual evening will take place at the University of St. Thomas James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall at the Anderson Student Center.

Thank you to our event sponsors for their generous financial and in-kind support:



Map and Directions: The Anderson Student Center

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Cause to Cook Cookbook 2.0 – Recipe Submission

Almost 30 years ago, a group of friends came together to create a cookbook to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy research. This cookbook served not only as a way to raise money for an important cause, but also as a way to bring together our community, to share with one another, and, over a meal in each of our own homes, to come to the table.

In 2017, the Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation was awarded grant funding by the PTC Therapeutics STRIVE program to create a NEW cookbook. The goal of the GMJF, is to create a cookbook that promotes healthy eating, features families affected by Muscular Dystrophy, celebrates the MD community, and perhaps more than anything, inspires us all to once again, come to the table.

So today, we ask you to submit your recipe via our online form!

As you consider your recipes to submit, think about what is your Cause to Cook.

  • Who inspires you in the kitchen?
  • What about food brings joy to your family and friends?
  • How does your recipe tell an important story of friendship, community, hope, or strength?
  • Which ingredients allow you, your family, or friends to live a healthy lifestyle?
  • Where do you, your family, or friends enjoy your recipe? What about that place makes the recipe special?

This cookbook aims to inspire, encourage, unite, and build the Muscular Dystrophy community of support. Join us today by submitting your recipes at the form on our website!


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Rock The Pavement 2018

With the best 5K and 10K course in Minnesota, this is an event you won’t want to miss! Join the Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation as we Rock the Pavement on August 18, 2018! Choose to run or walk a 5K or 10K around beautiful Lake Calhoun!

Check the 2018 Results


All proceeds from the Rock the Pavement 5K and 10K benefit the Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation in the fight for a cure to end Muscular Dystrophy! Muscular Dystrophy encompasses a range of muscle diseases that lead to the loss of muscle function, independence and life. With your support as a runner, walker, or roller, we can fund research to cure and end these diseases!



Saturday, August 18, 2018

Lake Calhoun Executive Center
3033 Excelsior Blvd. Minneapolis, MN  55416

  • 8:10 am: Chip-timed 10K Run
  • 8:20am: Chip-timed 5K Run
  • 8:20am: 5K Walk
  • 9:30am: Kid’s Fun Run (children age 12 and under)

Tri-blend Shirts for All Participants!


See the Participant Information and Race maps below:

Calhoun 5K & 10K Map


Invite your friends!
We would love to have your friends and family join us for this great event! 100% of race registrations go directly to research at the University of Minnesota Muscular Dystrophy Center!

You can pick up your race bib and shirt on Friday, August 17th  from 1:00PM-7:00PM at Marathon Sports/Fleet Feet Sports located at 2312 W 50th  Street, Minneapolis, MN 55410.


LOOK FOR THE TENTS (Lake Calhoun Executive Center, northwest corner of the Lake)
The Registration Tents will be set up near the Finish Line. You will need to report there to pick up your race bib if you did not pick it up on Friday. You can also pick up your shirt here.

The 10K and 5K Run are chip-timed and travel counter-clockwise around the lake on Calhoun Parkway and Lake Street. The Kids Run will be .5 miles and will start close to the 10k start line and run north to the finish line.

3033 Excelsior Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55416 (Put this address in Google maps). Calhoun Parkway will be closing between 7 -7:15AM. Plan on arriving early. You can also park somewhere in the neighborhoods around the lake.

Check the 2017 Results

Check the 2016 Results

Check the 2015 ResultsCheck the 2014 Results

 Thank you to our generous sponsors who make this event possible! Because of these sponsors, 100% of racer registration goes directly to researchers at the U of MN MD Center.

$3,500 Sponsors:

$2,500 Sponsors:





$1,000 Sponsors:


 Media Sponsor:






 Join us as we race and rock to raise funds to cure Muscular Dystrophy!




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