WCCO Listeners Step Up Again: Over $80,000 raised Thursday for "Be the Match"

Minneapolis-based organization save works tirelessly to save lives through cellular therapy
Be the Match, Vineeta Sawkar, Jordana Green
The WCCO Studio during today's fundraiser, with Vineeta Sawkar, auctioneer Glen Fladeboe and our hero, WCCO's Jordana Green. Photo credit (Audacy / Vineeta Sawkar)

You did a good thing today Good Neighbors! You raised over $80,000!

We talked about some amazing auction items that you could bid on all of Thursday. And you came through to support an amazing cause to raise funds for Be The Match®, a Minneapolis-based organization that works tirelessly every day to save more lives through cellular therapy—including the life of WCCO's very own fan favorite, Jordana Green.

"We are so humbled and grateful by our fans' incredible generosity, the amazing financial support from our corporate partners, and the remarkable donation of ideas and time by our personalities,” said WCCO Brand Manager Brad Lane. “What a fun day auctioning off priceless unique experiences for a cause so close and personal to us...in honor of our friend, teammate, and bone-marrow transplant recipient Jordana Green!"

Last year, Jordana received a blood stem cell transplant from a selfless donor to treat her leukemia, which was all facilitated by Be The Match®. She’ll is celebrating her transplant anniversary the same week as the auction. The money raised goes directly to supporting that cause, something that seems to touch each and every one of us.

Each half hour, we featured a new auction. All of them items provided by WCCO and sourced by on-air talent as well as sponsors and partners. Many items brought more than their actual value showing once again the generosity of WCCO listeners and their willingness to contribute to worthy causes.

Below (and here for a full list) are a few of the amazing items that were donated which helped us give back to those who need support, sometimes in order to stay alive. You can continue to give here if you'd like to support Be the Match.

5 Day Cabin Rental at John Schuster's Place

Stay at great station friend John Schuster's lake home...a 4-bed, 3-bath Deerwood cabin on Bay Lake.

A Taste of Italian Isles & the Amalfi Coast Holiday Vacations Trip

Enjoy Four spectacular nights exploring the islands of the sparkling Bay of Naples followed by three relaxing nights on the luxurious Amalfi Coast. After a flight to Naples, ferry to the island of Ischia and tour islands including Ischia’s thermal baths and gorgeous gardens, Capri’s charming towns and natural beauty, and Procida, named Italy’s 2022 Capital of Culture, featuring the refreshing authenticity that’s so desirable on any traveler’s bucket list.

Gophers Tailgate + Field Passes & Tickets to U vs Nebraska

Score four tickets to an official U tailgate party, on-field passes for pregame, plus four great seats in Huntington Bank Stadium - all with Gophers legendary linebacker Pete Najarian; we'll also throw in the chance to meet radio broadcasters Mike Grimm & Darrell Thompson.

Vikings VIP Training Camp Experience for Four

This awesome experience includes VIP Seating, Food & Beverage + Parking), Kirk Cousins jersey, and Dalvin Cook signed helmet.

Batters Up with Kris Lindahl

Join Jason DeRusha and Kris Lindahl in the Champions Club at a Twins home game (these are the seats directly behind home plate - full access to all the food and beverage you care for). Also, get your name on a Kris Lindahl billboard with a shout-out to 'Be The Match.' You and a friend on a mutually agreed upon date.

Twins Batting Practice Experience

Four tickets in the Delta Sky360 Club to the game including on the field for batting practice, broadcast meet and greet with Cory Provus & Dan Gladden, plus $100 in gift cards for Target Field eateries. Game is Wednesday, June 21st – 6:40pm vs Boston Red Sox.

Brewmasters Dinner at The Freehouse

Join the chief brewer for Blue Plate along with 9 of your friends or clients in the private Volstead Room at the North Loop Freehouse. 4 courses with beer pairings, and a deep dive into the latest trends in beer from the brewer.

Featured Image Photo Credit: (Audacy / Vineeta Sawkar)