Angel Foundation Continues Record-Setting Fundraising
Cancer charity’s successful golf classic contributes to historic year
MINNEAPOLIS (Aug. 2, 2013) — Minneapolis-based Angel Foundation continues its record-setting fundraising year, most recently generating $170,000 at its 11th annual Angels & Eagles Golf Classic July 29 at Minnesota Valley Country Club.
The most successful golf classic in the organization’s history not only produced more funds than ever before for adults with cancer and their families, but involved more golfers (116), more dinner guests (170), and more sponsors than any other year.
The golf classic is the latest in a series of record-setting fundraisers for the organization, which provides emergency financial assistance, education and support to local adults with cancer and their families. In January, the Angel Awards Gala blew the roof off of previous galas, generating $437,000 (compared to $280,000 last year). In June, the organization’s fundraising luncheon for its Kids Kamp brought in $42,000, far surpassing goals to send kids who have a parent with cancer to Angel Foundation’s Kids Kamp in August.
Since 2001, Angel Foundation has provided nearly $4 million in emergency financial assistance and has helped more than 18,000 people through its programs. As a result of this year’s fundraising successes, Angel Foundation recently increased the size of grants awarded to cancer patients in active treatment who ask the organization for financial help for non-medical needs such as house payments, groceries, utilities and gas for their cars.
“It is so gratifying that so many people are stepping forward to give of their time, talent and money to help meet the needs of people in our own community facing cancer,” says Margie Sborov, founder of Angel Foundation. “This has been an amazing year, and it is wonderful to see people embrace our mission.”
Sborov founded Angel Foundation after working as a patient advocate for cancer patients, seeing first-hand many of the issues cancer patients face and the heartbreaking decisions many have to make: “Do I buy my medication or do I pay my rent?” “Should I cut my medication in half and hope it works so that I can afford groceries to feed my family?” In 2001, with funds from the doctors in her husband’s oncology practice, Minnesota Oncology, Angel Foundation was born.
From a passionate team of one, Angel Foundation has grown to a staff of 12 professional employees, a volunteer board of 17, and an impressive overall volunteer force of 400. In 2013 alone, Angel Foundation is poised to provide $1 million in emergency financial assistance.
Angel Foundation’s next events include Angels & Divas (a runway fashion show Oct. 3 at the Graves 601) and Angel’s Attic (an estate sale that last year raised $137,000 for the organization).
About Angel Foundation:
Angel Foundation provides emergency financial assistance to adults in active treatment for cancer in the seven-county metro area of the Twin Cities to meet critical non-medical needs such as mortgage or rent payments, food, utilities and transportation costs. Angel Foundation also offers education and support to families who have a parent with a cancer diagnosis through its Facing Cancer Together program.
For more information about Angel Foundation, go to www.mnangel.org or call 612)627-9000.