Road to Ironman Wisconsin

Recently I stepped up my involvement with Gilda’s Club as a member of the Board of Directors and I chair the associate board, Club Red, as well. My passion for endurance sports and for serving Gilda’s Club stem from the same thing – losing one of my best friend’s to cancer at the age of…

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Brent – Why I Joined Club Red

No matter where you go or what you do lately, it seems you can’t escape cancer. It’s everywhere you turn. Whether directly or indirectly, everyone knows someone who has been impacted by this vicious disease in one way or another. Some win their battles while others are defeated. I am no different. And so, begins…

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Samantha’s Story

When I was first diagnosed in July of 2018, I was devastated! I thought there was no way that I could have breast cancer! And not just any breast cancer – Triple Negative Breast Cancer! I wasn’t sure exactly what to do or expect from this new life-changing experience, and a friend of mine had…

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Swimming 6 Miles for Jack

Cancer has always been around in my life. It’s a nasty, cruel disease. Honestly, I hate cancer more than anything. While my sister and niece are both survivors, my friend Jack wasn’t as lucky. Jack and I met many years ago as our wives had met a few months earlier through the PTA. We had…

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An Update from our Executive Director/CEO

Dear Gilda’s members, volunteers and supporters, The coronavirus pandemic has altered our world in a thousand different ways, including ways that we still can’t define. All of us at Gilda’s Club miss seeing the faces of our members and volunteers. We find ourselves “pivoting” with our fundraising events and getting creative with our virtual program…

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A Kinship of Understanding: Dick’s Story

Anybody who paints the front doors fire engine red is expecting company. As I walked through these doors for the first time on the way to a Gilda’s Club New Member Meeting, I was still reeling from the recent discovery: I have cancer. I was scared, confused, and angry that I was suddenly confronting the…

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Angela’s Story

In the summer of 2016, I was living a pretty normal 27-year-old life. My husband of two years and I were thinking about starting a family. One day while sitting at my desk at work, I absentmindedly rested my hand on my chest and felt a large mass. A couple of weeks later…

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