Champion Spotlight: The Levy Family

If you’ve attended special events at Gilda’s Club, you’ve likely seen the Levy family there. Always warm and full of big, kind smiles, their love and care for each other is clear. The Levy Family – Cherie and Steve, with their daughters Madison and Molly – has been involved with Gilda’s Club Madison for nearly…

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Champion Spotlight: Leo Cancer Care

Stephen’s father passed away when he was just 18 years old. He describes his dad as his “superhero.” Watching his dad on his cancer journey caused him to “see the vulnerability of a parent for the first time.” Stephen has taken that early experience into his work as Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder at Leo…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Angie Rieves

“The first time I walked into a Gilda’s Club was after my friend died,” remembers Angie Rieves. It was 2007, and one of her best friends, Jessica, had recently passed away from cancer at 25 years old. Angie went to GIlda’s Club Milwaukee looking for support, and later began volunteering. When she moved back to…

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Amanda: Feeling Understood as a Whole Person

My name is Amanda. I am 36 years old, and I am a breast cancer survivor. I found my lump in October 2021. My husband and I had just moved into our first house in late August, and had been looking forward to a new chapter after a very tough time. Both of our mothers…

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Programs You Make Possible: Write to Heal

Jamie heard the words, “You have cancer” over a decade ago. She became a member of Gilda’s Club, and, while perusing the library one day, found a book about the healing power of writing groups. “While I was in chemo, I thought, ‘I need something to look forward to,” she remembers. So, she decided to…

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Reconnecting with Myself through Art

By Amanda, Gilda’s Club Member I started attending the art classes last summer, completely on a whim. I was recovering from eight rounds of chemo and a second surgery and was getting ready to start 28 rounds of radiation. I was struggling mightily with anxiety and insomnia, in addition to challenges healing from surgery. Still…

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