Gilda’s Club Madison Can Help
When someone hears the words, “you have cancer,” it can be scary, devastating, and life-changing. What many people don’t realize is also how lonely and isolating cancer can be. In Madison, there is a solution: Gilda’s Club. Gilda’s Club provides a community of free emotional support, cancer education, and hope for children and adults impacted by any kind of cancer and those who care for them. Membership and all programs are offered at no cost.
Because of the vulnerable population they serve, Gilda’s Club Madison temporarily shifted all programs to a virtual and phone format in 2020. The benefit of that shift is that families in Milwaukee, Marshfield, and beyond have been able to join virtual support groups, experience one-to-one counseling, participate in online yoga, and experience guided relaxation and imagery. Gilda’s Club offers all of those opportunities and many more.
Gilda’s Club member, Adam, recently told us, “They told me I needed chemotherapy. They told me it was going to be brutal. They were right. Then we tapped into cancer’s best kept secret: Gilda’s Club Madison. People kept telling us, “Go!” I kept believing we didn’t need more support. We were fine. But we weren’t. Then we finally went. At my sickest and weakest point. And wished that we’d gone way earlier. Gilda’s was there every step of the way, and will always be there. Even when no one else is.”
How to get started with a free Gilda’s Club membership: Are you or someone you know facing cancer? Gilda’s Club Madison welcomes new members to schedule a one-on-one New Member Meeting with one of our program staff. Staff will meet with you on video conference or over the phone to get to know you, provide an overview of available services, and get you started. Schedule a meeting by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 608.828.8880.
Would you like to help support Gilda’s Club? Visit www.gildasclubmadison.org to make a gift, learn about volunteering opportunities, become an event sponsor, or participate in an upcoming fundraising event. Donations stay local to keep all programs free of cost for participants.
Gilda’s Club Madison
7907 UW Health Ct. Middleton, WI 53562