The Gilda’s Club Teen Program, sponsored by Wawa, provides a unique opportunity for teens touched by cancer in any way to come together to share their cancer experiences, and to find and give support to their peers. Teens who are active members stay engaged and learn how to communicate their feelings effectively. They receive cancer education and support, feel less isolated and more in control of their lives and futures when they share their experiences with others.
In an effort to provide cancer support and education for teens in our area, Gilda’s Teen Clubs have been established in the following schools with additional schools being added each year:
- Absegami High School
- Buena Regional High School
- Cedar Creek High School
- Charter Tech High School for the Performing Arts
- Egg Harbor Township High School
- Hammonton High School
- Holy Spirit High School
- Mainland Regional High School
- Middle Township High School
- Upper Township Middle School
All teen clubs meet once a month, as well as an additional monthly meeting at our Clubhouse where teens from all area high schools come together for dinner, support, and special activities.
Once a year Gilda’s Club South Jersey holds two very special events for teens: Teen Art Contest and Teens Touched by Cancer Conference. Any high school student touched by cancer either personally or through a family member or friend is welcome to participate.
Any teen who participates in a Teen Club also becomes a member of Gilda’s Club South Jersey and is welcome to participate in a variety of activities offered throughout the year!
For more information about the Gilda’s Club Teen Program, please contact Beth Wray, Teen Program Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or (609) 926-2699.
Join Group Loop, an online support group for teens touched by cancer.
Click here to download the Teen Art Contest Form.