Gilda's Club has been the answer to the questions we didn't know we had. When we learned that my daughters' dad and my ex-husband/their father was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic and liver cancer, deep down, we knew this was a game of time. We went to Gilda's not knowing much about it, not knowing if it was a place for us. It was more than a place. It was a community of support where people who were also battling time and cancer could come together to eat, share, cry, and laugh. Gilda's provided support groups for my teen daughter, my young daughter, and for me as a friend or family member of someone with cancer. Tuesdays, the night of our groups, are a sacred night in our household where we all know that Gilda's Club is the place where we can connect, reflect, and regroup for the week. Our family is grateful for the love and friendship we've created during our 14-months at Gilda's Club.
Review from Guidestar
As a cancer survivor and a father of young kids, Gilda's Club Madison has been a life-saver. Family support nights, support groups, educational talks, kid fun, ... The wonderful community makes it so amazing.
I am a cancer survivor and volunteer who found that the Gild's club is an amazing support for cancer patients and their families. I almost died of cancer and found the meetings for cancer patients, care givers, adolecents, and children were very supportive. There are also diet, exercise, and cancer information programs that are very helpful. The club is very well run and uses many volunteers as well as professional counselors to lead programs. I highly recomend the Gilda's club for any person having cancer or having family or friends with cancer.
Gilda's Club Madison is an amazing resource...walking through those red doors brings any woman, man, child or teen diagnosed with any type of cancer into a welcoming home setting, with wonderful support from other members who understand the cancer journey...with a caring and committed staff...
volunteers and community support that are beyond belief...including family and friends of those on the cancer journey...psychosocial support and network groups...education and active health related activities...relaxation and guided imagery...needle people...resource library...their calendar has something for everyone...social activities...family nights...special events...hope and emotional healing...remembrance for those who have passed...and strength for those on the journey, and those who love them. I drive from Milwaukee area as a member, and volunteer.