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Gildas Club Madison Wisconsin Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Counseling, Health, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Mental Health

Mission: The mission of gilda's club madison is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.

Programs: Gilda's club madison provides free emotional support, cancer education, and hope to children and adults impacted by any kind of cancer. As part of an international group of affiliates of the cancer support community, gilda's club was established because of the vision of comedienne gilda radner. Radner's vision was to reach out to all those who are affected by cancer and to ensure that no one faces cancer alone. Founded with love by cancer survivors, we officially opened the doors of gilda's club madison on august 18, 2008. By the close of 2017, gilda's club madison grew to host a bank of over 3,000 members. The need for our community is great as over 33,000 people in wisconsin are diagnosed with cancer each year. Programs include emotional support groups, health and fitness classes, informative lectures, and fun social events. There is something here for all who are touched by cancer and all programming is free of charge.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Tara Czerwinski

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

2 Helen L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.