A club for people with cancer? A funny idea maybe, but one that's based on powerful ancient wisdom: connecting with people who understand what we're going through is not just beneficial, it's crucial; and when we give of ourselves, we always receive.
Gilda's Club is here for ANYONE who has been affected by cancer. That is why this year we are reaching out more by relaunching our Teen Program. So as Gennavieve and other Noogies like her have grown older (she is 14 now!), we can provide them with age-appropriate educational resources and workshops, so they are still able to enjoy the same benefits as members who frequent our Clubhouse.
So far we have already launched in four high schools, and plan to be in additional high schools by the end of 2019. The last thing we want to do to these teens is add one more thing to their busy plates, worry about transportation, and feeling pressured about opening up and talking. This is why we go directly into the schools and give these teens a space to talk (or not talk).
Just like the rest of our programs, the teens will be able to come to us while we are in their schools and nothing financially will be asked of them or their families. This is why we need people like you make our mission possible.