Champion Spotlight: JP Cullen

“It’s my mission in life to improve the lives of others through service,” shares Amy La Mere-Stoops, Healthcare Division Manager at JP Cullen and member of the Gilda’s Club Board of Directors. JP Cullen became involved with Gilda’s Club in a major way when we were (literally) under water. More than 500,000 gallons of water…

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Champion Spotlight: Sarah and Nathan Condella

“I was most excited for the opportunity to give back in many ways- my personal giving, raising community awareness, volunteerism, and more,” shares Sarah Condella, past Gilda’s Club board member and Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Exact Sciences.  Sarah joined the Gilda’s Club Board of Directors back in 2015. Sarah was seeking an…

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Delicious Ambiguity

By Ben and Jenny, Gilda’s Club Members In her book It’s Always Something, the incomparable Ms. Radner was quoted as saying, “Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.” Getting that diagnosis is a scary thing –…

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“A Room Full of Smiles”

Social activities at Gilda’s Club provide an opportunity for camaraderie and fun The community room was filled with the sounds of tinkling utensils and laughter as members and their guests enjoyed an Italian feast. “Festa Italia,” the always-popular social event, returned on March 7th for the first time since the pandemic hit. One of the…

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Gilda’s Club Madison Founders’ Stories – Cindy Alvarez

For over two decades, Cindy Alvarez has been an unwavering advocate of Gilda’s Club Madison. From visiting nine different Gilda’s Club locations throughout the country in the early 2000s to fundraising and securing major donations, Cindy and her husband Barry have been instrumental in helping Gilda’s Club Madison ensure that no one faces cancer alone….

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“This Place Looks Fun!”

By Ryan Cigler, Gilda’s Club Volunteer That was my first thought when I ran by Gilda’s Club for the first time back in June 2010. My family had just relocated back to Wisconsin after living in Colorado for eight years. I was out for a run and took the path behind the clubhouse when I…

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Renee: The Strength I Didn’t Know I Had

By: Renee Zemke I came to Gilda’s Club at the beginning of my treatment. There was a meal train in place, rides to treatment were organized, babysitting after school was taken care of, a caring bridge was set up and the whirl-wind was in full force. For me, despite all of the support, I felt…

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