David Victorson, PhD

Founder, Director, and Mindfulness Guide at True North Treks

On Living Your One Wild and Precious Life as a Young Adult with Cancer Through Qualities of Mindfulness



A block of rooms has been reserved at Courtyard by Marriott, Middleton until 3/14/18.  It is a limited block, so make your reservations early.


Gilda's Club Madison is proud to be hosting our tenth anniversary speaker series throughout 2018, celebrating 10 years of cancer support in Madison. Mark your calendar to join us for other upcoming events!

Thursday, May 3 - 6:00-7:30 PM

Turning Tragedy Into Triumph: Intimacy After Cancer

Speakers: Michael Russer & Jaqueline Lopez

Location: American Family Training Center at 6000 American Parkway


Wednesday, July 18 – 6:00-7:30 PM

The Transformative Power of Self-Compassion: Finding Growth Through Pain

Speaker: Dr. Christina Gentile


Wednesday, June 13 – 6:00-7:30 PM

Joy, Appreciation, and Perspective

Speaker: Joanna Bull, psychotherapist to Gilda Radner


Wednesday, August 226:00-7:30 PM

Introduction to Ayruveda

Speaker: Andrea Russell, certified Ayurvedic health counselor


Thursday, September 20 – 6:00-7:30 PM

Post Traumatic Growth

Speaker: Pamela Ginsberg, PhD, Licensed Psychologist


Thursday, October 4 – 6:00-7:30 PM

Advocacy: This is Personal

Speaker: Meg Gaines, J.D., LLM and Center for Patient Partnerships founder



9:00 – 9:15 Breakfast & Social

9:15 – 9:25 Welcome and Overview Kirsten Norslien,
Program Director of Gilda’s Club Madison

9:25 – 10:10 Keynote - David Victorson, PhD

Founder of True North Treks, Professor at Northwestern University

10:15—11:45 Morning Breakout Sessions


Yoga4Cancer - Lori Seaborne, PA, RYT200

Updates in Naturopathic Cancer Care - Aaron Henkle, ND and Rebecca Georgia, ND

Long Term Side Effect Management - Sharon Friedrich, RN, Wendy Stewart, PT, and Paige Mission, PhD

Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen - Heather Ferber, certified Holistic Health Coach


11:45 – 1:00 Lunch & Social 

1:00 – 2:30  Afternoon Breakout Sessions


Writing Your Way to Healing - John Polo, Author

Helping Your Children Through a Cancer Diagnosis - Carissa Hodgson, LCSW, OSW-C

Exercise and Rehabilitation to Combat Fatigue and Depression - Julie Lombardino, PT

Introduction to Healing Touch - Karen Allaire, RN, MS & Mary Pat Hank, RN, BSN

2:30 – 3:00 Snack Break & Social 

3:00 – 3:30 John Polo, Better Not Bitter Widower 


3:30 – 4:00

Closing Activities & Door Prizes





Email Susan Grigsby at or call 608-828-8880 to learn about sponsorship opportunities starting at $500.


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