Trinity Health Foundation announced Wednesday evening at its Annual Donor Appreciation event that the Every Option, Every Hope capital campaign goal of $5 million has been met. Campaign Co-Chairs, Dr. Ken & Adrienne Adams and Phil & Keely Gunderson shared the amount raised for Trinity's new comprehensive cancer center - $5,113,145.
"We are grateful for the community's support and humbled by its overwhelming generosity that made this campaign a success. The tremendous support of this project speaks volumes to the need for comprehensive cancer care in our region," said Sue Thompson, President and CEO of Trinity Health Systems. "There are no words to express the gratitude we feel for all of those who supported this very important project."
The Every Option, Every Hope capital campaign was led by a group of committed volunteers. The following individuals served on the Campaign Fundraising Steering Committee: Co-Chairs, Dr. Ken & Adrienne Adams and Phil & Keely Gunderson; Committee members, Cary Estlund, Michael Frischmeyer, Pat Glaser, Rob Gunderson, Scott Johnson, Karen Kaiser, Bruce Kentfield, RaeAnne Frey Marner, Rick McCarville, Bruce Murman, Jim Rodenborn, Bruce Vandagriff, and Greg Wells.
The Every Option, Every Hope capital campaign to build a comprehensive cancer center kicked off in September 2010 with an internal campaign, soliciting employees, physicians and board members. Following the campaign's success with its internal campaign, volunteers began contacting community members in early 2011. Although the campaign goal has been met, campaign gifts are still welcome.
The construction of Trinity's new $8.5 million Cancer Center is anticipated to be complete in late summer, seeing its first patient in early September 2012.