Champion Spotlight: Exact Sciences

Exact Sciences and Gilda’s Club United in Mission Exact Sciences has partnered with Gilda’s Club for nearly a decade. “Exact Sciences and Gilda’s are united in their mission to eradicate cancer,” shares Nicole Hessels, Senior Director, Wellness, Engagement and Experience at Exact Sciences and Secretary of the Gilda’s Club Board of Directors. “It makes us…

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Finding a Path to Cancer Support

For many years I worked as a respiratory therapist in a pediatric ICU. For readers that have never done that kind of work, it means I took care of kids on ventilators, among other tasks. I experienced long shifts where there were hours of boredom punctuated by the need for intense precision when I had…

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Gilda’s and the Power of Storytelling

by Lannia Stenz, Executive Director/CEO Stories connect us, inspire us, give us a common reference point, and can even persuade. However, I personally believe the greatest impact storytelling has on us is that stories help us feel less alone in a world that can sometimes feel incredibly isolating. In the early days before Gilda’s Club…

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Welcome Back Elizabeth!

This past week, the Gilda’s Club doors welcomed back an excited and familiar face, a face that first stepped through Gilda’s red doors back in 2012 as an Edgewood College Child Life volunteer for Noogiefest and then again, though this time virtually, from 2020-2021 as our UW-Madison Master of Social Work intern. Now, a full…

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Looking for Connection- Tai Chi Classes at Gilda’s Club

“It has surprised me how natural it was to become a volunteer,” shares Jing Cao, volunteer instructor for Gilda’s Club’s Tai Chi classes. Jing initially became involved with Gilda’s Club in a different volunteer capacity, as an intern. She interned while a second year PhD student in the UW Madison Rehabilitation Counselor Education Program. Her…

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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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