Frankly Speaking About Cancer: What Do I Tell the Kids?

Free Educational Workshop for People Interested in Learning About Supporting Children and Teens Who Are Part of a Family Living with Cancer

Davenport, IA (MARCH 2020) Gilda’s Club Quad Cities will host Frankly Speaking About Cancer: What Do I Tell the Kids? – a free workshop for people affected by cancer who are interested in learning about talking to their children about cancer diagnosis and treatment. Many parents try to protect their children by not sharing information about the situation. We don’t often realize that even if they are not told about cancer, children of all ages can feel the impact of an illness on a family. This workshop will help facilitate these difficult but important conversations.

Kelly Craft, LISW, LCSW, Program Manager at Gilda’s Club Quad Cities will present this workshop via Zoom and Facebook Live on Monday, March 30, 2020, from 11:00 a.m to 12:30 p.m.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: What Do I Tell the Kids? Stream lines crucial resources about discussing cancer diagnosis and treatment with children and teens.

To register, please call 563-326-7504, email gc@gildasclubqc.org or by visit gildasclubqc.org/calendar. Dinner is included with reservation.

The Workshop will include:

  • Kelly Craft, LISW, LCSW – Program Manager at Gilda’s Club Quad Cities

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: What Do I Tell the Kids? is made possible through an anonymous donation and Genesis Cancer Care Institute.

Note:  Reporters are welcome to attend the workshop, however, please contact us in advance if you are interested in bringing a photo/videographer or would like a facility tour.

About Gilda’s Club

Free of charge, Gilda’s Club Quad Cities provides support, education and hope to all people affected by cancer.  As a Cancer Support Community affiliate, we are part of the largest employer of psychosocial oncology mental health professionals in the United States.  Our global network brings the highest quality cancer support to the millions of people touched by cancer. 

About Cancer Support Community

The mission of the Cancer Support Community (CSC) is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. In 2009, The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club joined forces to become the Cancer Support Community. The combined organization, with more than 50 years of collective experience, provides the highest quality social and emotional support for people impacted by cancer through a network of more than 50 licensed affiliates, over 100 satellite locations and a vibrant online community, touching more than one million people each year. www.cancersupportcommunity.org | 888.793.9355