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Are you currently attending St. Ambrose University?
Are you currently a staff member or faculty member at SAU?
Have you been impacted by cancer?

If you answered YES, please consider joining our mission!

Our Why

The Young Adult (YA) population ranges in age from 20-39, with 60,000+ new diagnoses each year. This presents a unique challenge because YA’s are stranded between adolescent and adult life stages. Changes that come with young adulthood such as completing school, securing employment, advancing one’s career, finding a partner, starting a family, and (often) caring for aging parents are often the challenges of what you may be experiencing. According to the Cancer Experience Registry, 75% of YAs worry about the future and what lies ahead and 56% experience changes or disruptions in work, school, or home life. Gilda’s Club Quad Cities wants to provide support to this population and we think Gilda’s Club University at SAU might be the perfect way.

Our Model

Our Ask

This is where you come in. We are looking for students/faculty/staff to help us reach our mission of serving more young adults impacted by cancer.

If you’re interested in joining the initiative or serving in one of the officer positions, please reach out to for more information or fill out the form on our Contact page.