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. 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.

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? You may access the Cancer Support Community’s TOLL-FREE Helpline at 1-888-793-9355.  The Cancer Support Helpline is staffed by counselors and resource specialists who have over 170 years of combined experience helping people affected by cancer. They are available to provide emotional support as well as information and referral to local, regional and national resources to anyone impacted by a cancer diagnosis.

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.