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Cancer Support For The Whole Family, The Whole Time
Gilda’s Club Quad Cities offers a variety of programs and resources to help people impacted by cancer, including professionally led support groups, healthy lifestyle activities, educational lectures, social events, and resources at NO COST to the participant. Our program is designed to address the physical, emotional, and psychological challenges of cancer.
Gilda’s Club is a welcoming and supportive environment where people impacted by cancer can gather, connect, and learn from each other. Our staff and volunteers understand what you are going through and are here to help you cope. Whether you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer, or you recently lost someone to cancer, there is a place for you at Gilda’s Club. You are not alone when you join our community.
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Our programs are offered at NO COST to participants.
Join Our Community
Whether you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer, or you recently lost someone to cancer, there is a place for you at Gilda’s Club. You are not alone when you join our community.
Gilda's Club Programs
Everyone’s cancer is unique. Your support should be too. We are here to help by providing a place where cancer patients, their family members, and caregivers can connect with their community.
These classes and workshops include a broad range of body movement, stress reduction, and creative expression to increase your sense of control and well-being. Open to members only.
Social connections are among the most popular offerings at Gilda's Club. From our holiday parties to monthly themed social events, these activities are meant to build a sense of community and belonging for all our members.
Gilda's Club is a hub for cancer-related information and referrals in the Quad Cities. We are deeply connected to our local community, which offers a robust array of cancer resources.
Joining is FREE!
Sometimes it’s hard to ask for help, especially if you don’t know what you need. We get it.
That’s why we make it easy to get started at Gilda’s Club, so you can find the customized support you need in our warm, welcoming environment. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.
Complete the New Participant Registration form by clicking the register button.
Anyone interested in joining Gilda’s Club, whether you are living with cancer, moving into post-treatment, a caregiver or have lost someone to cancer, must attend a Welcome Meeting. During our meeting we will connect you to Gilda’s Club programs and provide you with resources that meet your current needs and/or interests, our program has something for you.
To schedule and attend a virtual Welcome Meeting, click here.
If you’d prefer to schedule an in-person Welcome Meeting at the location of your choice, choose one of the following: schedule at the Davenport Clubhouse, schedule at the Moline Clubhouse, or schedule at our Clinton location.
Select a program (or two) to explore from our calendar by clicking the calendar button.
Participate in the wide variety of programs on our calendar – from topic-specific educational sessions to healthy lifestyle activities and social gatherings – and meet others in the Gilda’s Club community. All programs are free.
A cancer diagnosis can be stressful on everyone, whether you are the one with the diagnosis, part of their care team, or a friend or family member of someone diagnosed. You are not alone when you join our community.
All diagnoses. All stages. From the moment of diagnosis through treatment & beyond, the effects of cancer aren’t only physical – there is a profound emotional & social impact as well. Joining a community of people who have experienced cancer firsthand can decrease the sense of isolation & empower you as you learn to live with cancer.
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. Our community provides information and tools for learning to not only care for your loved one, but also yourself.
Gilda’s Club Quad Cities can offer business partners a return on corporate sponsorship investment by providing strong co-branding opportunities and the chance for your brand and our red door to make a statement to the residents of the Quad Cities that our organizations are working together to support families living with cancer.
Completing treatment for cancer often results in many emotions – happy and relieved that treatment is complete combined with worry and fear about the future. Finding support that addresses these specific issues can be helpful. We offer a variety of programs and services that address issues pertaining to life after cancer.
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.
The last thing a child wants is to be seen as “different” among his or her peers. Yet cancer has the ability to re-define a child’s identity in the eyes of others and to create feelings of isolation. Licensed mental health professionals at Gilda’s Club can provide school professionals with direct social and emotional support when a student or coworker is impacted by cancer in their school.
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.
In order to meet the expanding needs of individuals impacted by cancer in our community, Gilda’s Club Quad Cities partners with several clinical and community - based organizations in order to provide emotional support and educational programs for those living throughout the Quad Cities area.