Executive Director Desk|
Over 10,000 People in The Twin Cities
Living in the Twin Cities gives
you access to some of the best medical care in the country. Studies show when
combining medical care with social and emotional care, individuals touched by
cancer experience better
Need Gilda's Club Now
Michelle Silvermanlife-sustaining outcomes. There are over 10,000 people
in Twin Cities who are waiting for our life-impacting program.
One reason I am so passionate
about opening our doors is that I'm one of those 10,000 people who has needed a
Gilda's Club. Five years ago, when my then-two year old nephew Noah was
diagnosed with leukemia, my family really needed Gilda's Club services. We
needed a place for Noah to go and meet other children just like him, for his
brother and sister to process their feelings, and for my sister and
brother-in-law to learn and share with other parents how to cope when your
child has cancer. And for me to learn from those who know best, the professionals
and others living with cancer, how to engage an army of supporters to bring
food, help with housecleaning, shop for groceries, and take the older kids to
sports and music lessons.
Telling our story moves people to
make a difference. I know because you are reading this GildaGram you are a
supporter and want to see us open our doors - thank you so much for your
continued support as you are critical to the advancement of our mission.
So let's go help the other 10,000
children, teens, men and women. It is going to take a village, actually the
"Twin Cities," to make this happen. Here is my
monthly reminder to you:
This is what YOU can do RIGHT NOW to help us open our doors and serve
our community: (Read More)
In My Own Words - Erika Peterson|
I would like to share with you a story about my friend Pam and our
experience with Gilda's Club.
Two years before walking into
Gilda's Club Chicago, Pam had been diagnosed with brain cancer. Throughout her
illness, she and her husband saw to it that she received excellent medical care.This was critical, because Pam had a husband who loved her and a precious two year old daughter that needed
In addition to being friends, Pam
and I worked together and lived on the
Pam & Erika 2001same block, so it was very easy for me to help
out whenever she or her family needed it. As Pam's illness progressed, our
friendship deepened, and over time I felt the emotional toll that cancer exacts.
In October of 2002, I hit a wall when another young friend, died unexpectedly of
a heart attack. Then, I knew that I couldn't just walk out of Pam's life
or even take
a break, but I also knew that if
I were to stay connected to her and her family,
I needed some help managing my own stress and grief.
You're Not Alone|
in the Fight Against Cancer
Breakaway from Cancer aims to raise awareness
of the comprehensive array of resources available
to cancer patients - from prevention to education
and support to financial assistance and survivorship.
To learn more or to get involved go to:
You can help open a Gilda's Club in the
Twin Cities by TEXTING $10 to "BREAKAWAY" on your cell phone and a portion of the
proceeds will go to Gilda's Club Twin Cities. A nontaxable charge will be added to the your mobile phone bill.
Save the Dates|
Gilda's Club Twin
All Hands Meeting
Monday, May 17, 2010
Social time from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m.
from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Hosted by United Properties
Learning Center on the 2nd floor
Monday, July 26, 2010
Roseannadanna Golf Benefit
Cancer Center at Park Nicollet
A cancer diagnosis can bring uncertainty and stress
not only to patients, but also to families and friends. Frauenshuh Cancer
Center sponsors a variety of support and educational programs to help guide you
and your and loved ones through difficult times.
Classes and Groups
Cancer Support and Education Programs
All groups are free and ongoing; no registration is
required. However, registration is required for all classes.To register, or for
more information, call 952-993-5700.
Additional details about specific classes and groups,
including times and locations, are available online at:
Park Nicollet Cancer Support
Kundalini Yoga Class
open invitation from Erika Peterson, GCTC volunteer:
Anyone living with cancer, including families and
friends, can attend a FREE weekly, restorative Kundalini Yoga and Meditation
class, every Sunday. This is your opportunity to take part in a class
that will eventually become part of the calendar of activities at
Gilda's Club Twin Cities.
The Penny George Institute for Health and Healing,
2833 Chicago Avenue Minneapolis MN, 612-940-6510.
With a philosophy and program unlike any other
resource in Minnesota, Gilda's Club Twin Cities will fill an important
gap in cancer care and touch thousands of people living with cancer
You Can Help
dollar given will bring us closer to opening our doors. Click here to donate
and discover the list of essential and
rewarding things you can do. Click
here to volunteer