At a point in time when three out of four families experience cancer, everyone has a cancer story. That’s why there’s Gilda’s Club – a place where any adult, teen, child or family impacted by cancer – in any way – can come to learn, find support and create community.

What brings people to Gilda’s? Why do they lean in instead of looking away? How are their lives changed for having been a part of our community? There is no one answer. Only stories. Stories that are heart-wrenching, inspiring and encouraging all at once. Stories that are as unique as the many individuals who walk through our red door each day.

In celebration of Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee’s 21st birthday – and in honor of those who come together to make our community what it is today and everyday – we are proud to share “Everyone Has a Cancer Story” – a series of 21 stories shared over 12 months. We invite you to read them below, pass them, and perhaps even share a cancer story of your own…our door is always open.