Healing With Horses

Gilda’s Club Hosts Its Fourth Equine Experience “Cancer often challenges our trust in ourselves and our capabilities. The horse helps us to see our capabilities and our strengths,” explains Kirsten Norslien, Gilda’s Club’s Program Director. Gilda’s Club recently hosted its fourth equine experience, the second with coach Nell Rogers at Seahorse Healing. The workshop involved…

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Navigating Cancer at 41

Young cancer survivor, Melky, talks about how she and her family navigated her cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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Debbie and Roy Meyer: Making Sure Gilda’s is Here for Years to Come

Roy and Debbie Meyer lived in Wausau for 30 years before deciding to make the move to Madison. Just a few months later, after they’d left behind their home of three decades, they received that dreaded news: Roy had cancer. They’d heard about Gilda’s from their neighbors, and Debbie decided to do more research online….

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Art is Magic!

This blog features the 2022 Gilda’s Club Art Show and CUREative Contest for Teens Touched by Cancer. Our community showcased its power, vulnerability, insight, and strength through uniquely various modalities.

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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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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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