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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An Update from our Executive Director/CEO

Dear Gilda’s members, volunteers and supporters, The last few months have held a variety of challenges, haven’t they? One thing I want you to know is that throughout the challenges, Gilda’s Club Madison has continued to view your safety as critically important. Shortly before the Safer at Home order took effect in Wisconsin, we moved…

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A Radiant Light, by Ellen Bass, Art Therapy Intern

What a beautiful light Gilda’s Club gave me… I am Ellen and I was an art therapy intern from Edgewood College for this past year. It came the time in my undergraduate program where I was sent out to learn about the power of expressive and therapeutic art in a community. While, as most may agree,…

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Spring 2020 GildaGram

Read our Spring 2020 issue of GildaGram, our biannual publication for supporters that contains updates about our programs and their impact.

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