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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I’m grateful for you, cancer

In case you haven’t heard, I’m still cancer-free and loving remission! I still have follow up scans every few months. The lingering effects of chemotherapy have faded. I’m hitting my stride and have gotten back to my true passions. Join us for beer, food, music, and community on August 28 from 3-10pm at Wisconsin Brewing Company.

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Gilda’s Saved Our Family Life

When my husband, Vince, a research physicist was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, we were instantly yanked out of our ordered, information driven, meaningful lives into pure chaos – no logic, minimal information, total disorientation. Thirteen months after his diagnosis, we had experienced two bone marrow transplants, early retirement, divestiture of 80k of our possessions, and…

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