On Tuesday, June 28th- Gilda’s Club Quad Cities is joining its fellow Cancer Support Community’s (CSC) network partners that include CSC, Gilda’s Clubs, and healthcare partnerships, to celebrate the second annual Community Is Stronger Than Cancer Day. Following the success of the previous year’s inaugural day, CSC and its network are excited to announce that they are continuing the tradition. The event is a day of awareness to promote the support, resources, and services that the passionate community provides to cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and loved ones.
The celebration takes place each year on June 28th, a date that coincides with the birthday of one of the great comic geniuses of the 20th century: beloved Saturday Night Live star Gilda Radner who died of ovarian cancer. It was Gilda Radner’s experience at The Wellness Community in Santa Monica, California that inspired the creation of Gilda’s Club. The Cancer Support Community was formed in 2009 when Gilda’s Club and The Wellness Community merged.
Gilda’s Club Quad Cities has two locations on both sides of the river that are a part of the 190 locations in the United States and beyond that make up a network where cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and loved one’s access free emotional support, healthy lifestyle activities, social connection, education, and referral services provided with compassion and expertise—in person or online. Across all locations, the network has served the community with nearly 300,000 visits in 2022. Last year, Gilda’s Club Quad Cities had 2,300 visits.
“We never paid a penny… but what Gilda’s Club gave us was priceless.”
-George Ramos, Member
In addition to having support in their community, participants are presented opportunities to join forces with other impacted people from partner locations to advocate on issues important to cancer patients at the state and national levels and to contribute to important research that inspires positive change in cancer care and the patient experience.
Gilda’s Club Quad Cities is asking its supporters to help the network raise awareness of the services available to impacted people at no cost by sharing its social media posts using the hashtags #CelebrateCSCGC #CommunityisStrongerThanCancer.
Thank you for helping show that Community is Stronger than Cancer.
If you would like to donate on this day in honor of someone you know that has faced a cancer diagnosis, click the link below. All money raised will stay in our community to help local families and individuals that are living with cancer receive our support services FREE of charge.
To make an impact in a member’s life:
- $25 supports one family for one week.
- $40 supports one member for one month.
- $100 supports one family for one month.
- $250 supports one support group session.
- $500 supports one member for one year.
- $1,000 supports Noogieland kids programming for one month.