About Our Participants

People with a Diagnosis/Survivors

All diagnoses. All stages. From the moment of diagnosis through treatment and beyond, the effects of cancer aren’t only physical – there is a profound emotional and social impact as well. Joining a community of people who have experienced cancer firsthand can decrease the sense of isolation and empower you as you learn to live with cancer. For many people, having had cancer is a life-changing experience and sharing with others on this journey is what Gilda’s Club is about.

Family, Friends, Caregivers & Loved Ones

The impact of cancer extends beyond the person who has been diagnosed. Balancing caregiving with everyday responsibilities is something no one should have to face alone. The Gilda’s Club community provides information and tools for learning to not only care for your loved one, but also yourself.

People Who Are Grieving the Loss of a Loved One due to Cancer

When a loved one dies, communicating feelings of grief and loss can be very difficult. Talking with others who are going through the grieving process is often beneficial.

Children & Teens

When cancer is in the family, parents often struggle with what to say and how to provide emotional support to their children. Our program improves family communication, gives children and teens age appropriate information about cancer, and improves coping skills helping children and families continue to thrive.

image of Kim with her husband, kids, and grandchildren