Virtual Young Adult Game Night

Monthly Game Night Brings Together Young Adults Touched by Cancer “I look forward to game night all week!” one of our regular Young Adult Game Night attendees recently shared. The new monthly, virtual group is a place for young adults, ages 18-40, touched by cancer to connect with others across the country. The group features…

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A Surprise Legume

We would tell our stories, give updates and from time to time someone would get more bad news, it can be a tough group to be part of sometimes, but always wonderful and often fun. There are two basic rules members are asked to follow, “what is said at Gilda’s stays at Gilda’s” and “everybody has an opinion”.

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Navigating Healthcare: Patient Advocacy at Gilda’s Club Madison

Tim and Margaret* didn’t think they needed to worry about their health insurance coverage. They both worked at a large Wisconsin employer and thought that things were stable. Sadly, the company began to suffer and eventually was forced to close its doors.  Their insurance management was taken over by a third party administrator, so they…

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Starting and Stopping… Starting Again

By Rita Schunk Immediately after getting a breast cancer diagnosis, I was famished for answers and guidance. Although the middle of nine “children”, there was no one in my life who had been through a cancer journey. I desired an experienced friend. I was aware of Gilda’s Club and knew they had a library. If…

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Radiant Lavender: Pushing Edges

“Mama went right down the building like Spiderman,” our three-year-old often says with pride. He is describing his Mama Lavender Knight and her descent down a 14-story building, rappelling while raising money for Gilda’s Club.

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