New to Gilda’s Club Quad Cities?

Noogieland is our programming for children and teens impacted by cancer. Along with offering educational and psychosocial support, Noogieland is a place for kids to be themselves, meet other kids who are impacted by cancer, and have fun. As always, all of our programming is offered at no cost. Check out our calendar for current programming available

Noogieland Activities:

  • Noogie Nights (supervised play time for younger kids)
  • Teen Time 
  • Kid Support
  • Grief Busters
  • Educational Workshops -“What Do I Tell the Kids?”

To start the online youth participant form, click HERE or download the Youth Participant Form here or contact our program team to start the youth participant process via email. *Please note that when starting the online youth membership, an email address is required to create the online participant profile. If your child does not have their own email address, you can use the parent/guardians. If the parent/guardian is already an active participant with Gilda’s Club, you can log into your profile through the same link and create your youth’s profile from there. Email: program@gildasclubqc.org with any questions or concerns.

Noogie Nights:

Supervised play for children ages 4-12. Children interact with vetted Noogieland volunteers and play games, make crafts, and have fun. Children make connections with others who have been impacted by cancer, and also have a time when they can just be themselves.

Teen Time:

A time for teens (ages 13-17/) to come together and interact with others that are also impacted by cancer. Teens create a unique bond with others who have shared similar experiences to their own.

Kid Support:

A peer support group designed for kids under the age of 13 to assist them in understanding cancer and helping them to build healthy communication with their parents. Kid Support is activity based with a large discussion component to get kids comfortable with discussing their feelings about cancer in a safe environment. Kid Support is facilitated by a licensed mental health professional.

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

This workshop for parents and caregivers focuses on building awareness on how to have conversations about a cancer diagnosis and treatment. Contact us to find out when the workshop is being offered.