As a member of the Associate Board, I get to see firsthand all of the people coming together to make Gilda's Club truly special. It really is a community where members, staff, volunteers and board members who each contribute in their own way to make this a really special place.
I have always been impressed with the services Gilda's Club provides for everyone who is touched by cancer - free of charge. I know from my own personal experiences, that a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and isolating. I fully support their efforts to provide their program to any New Yorker who needs it. I think what makes Gilda's Club unique is that it provides a community and a place where people who are living with cancer can share their collective wisdom.
As a former member of a bereavement group, Gilda's Club was an invaluable resource for me during a difficult time. Even after five years, several of the group members still keep in touch, and probably always will.
Now as a volunteer, it is a honor for me to give back some of what Gilda's has given me, and to provide assistance to those who have been affected by the loss of a loved one to cancer.
Gilda's Club is a giant, positive and heart-warming place in this universe.
I have been volunteering at Gilda's Club for four months now, teaching Yoga Dance to adults and also children who have a parent with cancer. Gilda's Club's effectiveness is evident in security that members feel in the facility, in members' appreciation for the Club, and in the commitment of Club staff. I am honored to be able to give of myself and serve Club members. Steven Kerner
When i walk through the red doors at Gilda's Club NYC it's like I’m stepping into my home away from home. The support, people and love is felt from the moment you speak with someone or enter their environment. The work GCNYC offers to people living with cancer is vital to our community. I feel blessed to have found them=)
I facilitate New Members Meetings (orientation). Oftentimes this is the first time that people are talking about their cancer experience outside of their own network. They are unsure what to expect and a bit timid. After the meeting they seem more hopeful.
Prospective members learn about what GCNYC offers (all free of charge), interact with the attendees and get a tour of our Clubhouse.
They are relieved to know that we are here for them - whether they are the person with cancer, a family member/friend or in bereavement - all free of charge.