Varsity Team Rally: Making Hope Happen


Varsity Team Rally Community Fundraiser

Be part of the team that is making hope happen.

The 2017 Varsity Team Rally

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
6-9 p.m.

TCF Bank Stadium, Club Room, University of Minnesota

Our Honorary Guests this year are Randy Shaver, KARE 11 News Anchor and Roseann Giovannato-Shaver, Executive Director of the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund

Event Emcee is Stephanie Hansen, myTalk 107.1 radio host

Join us at this year's event as we celebrate the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota and strive to reach our goal of raising over $150,000 for cancer research.

Varsity team rally photo

Varsity team rally photo

Varsity team rally photo

Discover How Cancer Research is Making Hope Happen

In 2011, recognizing the value of early cancer research at the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, volunteers gathered to plan a small group event with the intent to bring together dedicated supporters of cancer research - a “varsity team.”

With six years behind us, Varsity Team Rally has now proudly raised more than $690,000 for team projects to bring about future success in cancer research. Funds are used as ‘seed money’ for promising multi-disciplinary projects demonstrating a high likelihood of research success and then obtaining additional even larger funding from government grants — bringing new research to light more quickly. This is a completely volunteer-driven event — $1,000 of the $1,100 ticket price goes directly to cancer research. Our ultimate goal is to raise $1 million by 2020!

Please RSVP by Friday, September 15, 2017.


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Event Details


Varsity Team Rally directions


  • $1,100 per person ($1,000 tax deductible) - All proceeds go to Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota 
  • Free parking in the Victory Lot (see map at left)
  • Wear your Gopher game-day attire!
  • For information/ special requests, contact Jean Jacoby, 612-626-5475,


Consider becoming one of our generous sponsors!

Watch the video and contact Amy Litman or Rebeca Hanrahan to learn more.


Mail your completed RSVP Form to:

Varsity Team Rally
Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
MMC 806, 420 Delaware Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455

For questions, contact Jean Jacoby