No one should face cancer alone.

These simple words sum up the Gilda’s Club philosophy. We provide the emotional, social, and psychological support that is proven to improve overall health outcomes when someone is facing cancer. Our clubhouse is a healing environment where individuals learn from one another, while receiving guidance from licensed mental health professionals.

Inside our red doors, Gilda’s Club Madison is a welcoming community, a place to go for free support for everyone living with any type of cancer – men, women, teens and children — along with their families, friends, and caregivers. As an affiliate of the worldwide Cancer Support Community, our program is supported by decades of expertise, a one-of-a-kind, evidence-based program of social and emotional support. Cancer Support groups, individual counseling, family counseling, treatment decision support, and survivorship programming are all important tools.

The Gilda’s Club philosophy is built upon three core principles:

  • Our program is free to everyone, all the time.
  • Our clubhouse is home-like, warm and welcoming.
  • At Gilda’s Club, people learn to live fully with cancer, whatever the outcome.

Unable to make it to Gilda’s Club Madison? If you live in Wisconsin, you can still access support and education programming through out virtual platform. Call the clubhouse today to get started at 1-608-828-8880.

Do you (or your loved one with cancer) live outside of Wisconsin? Visit to see if there is a Cancer Support Community Affiliate near you.

You may also access the Cancer Support Community’s TOLL-FREE Helpline at 1-888-793-9355.  Helpline Navigators and Resource Specialists are trained to provide cancer education, resources and emotional support to anyone impacted by cancer. This team of experts provides personalized support at no cost to you. Learn more at CSC’s Helpline webpage.