Getting a cancer diagnosis is different when you’re under age 40. You may feel isolated, and your needs and experiences are different than someone who is a young child or an older adult. You’re not alone and at Gilda’s Club Madison we have resources and programs specifically designed for you. You’ll find a diverse community of young adult cancer peers that have been there and get it. Questions? Contact program@gildasclubmadison.org to learn more!


Monthly Support Groups

All of our support groups are facilitated by a licensed mental health professional.

Young Survivors Group (2nd Thursday of each month from 6-7:30pm)

This networking group is for young adults (ages 18-45) in Wisconsin that have been diagnosed with cancer before age 40—any stage, any cancer, anywhere in your journey. This group gives young adults the opportunity to meet others similar to themselves.

Young Survivors Open Group Check-in (4th Thursday of the month from 6-7pm)

This is an additional opportunity for us to check-in with each other in a small group setting. This group is for young adults (ages 18-45) in Wisconsin that have been diagnosed with cancer before age 40—any stage, any cancer, anywhere in your journey.


Special Programs, Workshops, Speakers, and Conferences 

Group photos from Autumn Wellness Day 2019

Past events have included wellness retreats, day long conferences, mindfulness workshops, cooking classes, hikes, and so much more.

Upcoming Activities Specifically for Young Adults (18-45) Impacted by Cancer:

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Sample of Some Past Activities:


Young Adult programs are made possible, in part, by a grant from the Anonymous Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation.