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A Tough Cancer Artist Expanding Our Reach

At Gilda’s Club, one of our main goals is to always meet people where they are. Whether that be virtually in a support group or tracking down the perfect resource for a hard to solve problem, we aim to be there. As we open up our Clubhouse doors even wider, our program team has been…

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20 Years of Generosity | Vanderbilt University Cancer Biology Student Association

For over 20 years, Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee has been the beneficiary of the Vanderbilt University Cancer Biology Student Association’s (CBSA) silent auction. While the obvious cancer research connection to Gilda’s Club is important and necessary, many don’t know the true origin behind this well-established relationship

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Ashlee Welbern, Age 3

Always a part of the Gilda’s Club Family

Jill Welbern-Tibbetts is no stranger to the impact that a loving and supportive community makes during a challenging time. When her daughter, Ashlee Welbern, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at the age of three, she experienced an outpouring of love and support from friends and family. Despite the immense assistance from her loved ones, Jill was…

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Our Resource Specialists: Connecting People to the Support They Need

By: Meghan Lamb Close your eyes and think about the things that come to mind when you think of Gilda’s Club. Maybe you are imagining support groups, yoga classes, expressive art workshops, or maybe you are even picturing Gilda Radner herself. All of these are accurate, but did you know that we also provide resource…

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A Note from an AYA

By: Meghan Lamb “Just wait and see if it goes away.” I had gone to the doctor for a sinus infection, and in the process casually asked about a small lump I found in my breast. My doctor wasn’t concerned. I was too young. I was healthy (outside of that sinus infection), and even with…

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Hear from the Experts

With so much information readily available online, it can be difficult for individuals to know where to locate subject matter that is credible and relevant to their experience. With support from the Cancer Support Community, we used recent member survey results and ongoing member feedback to connect with these subject-matter experts which reflect the most…

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Expressive Arts: Building Community at Gilda’s Club

By: Meghan Lamb There is a word we use at Gilda’s Club that you have probably heard often. In the Clubhouse, on our socials and emails, and every printed material that we produce, that word is included. At Gildas, we like to use the word ‘community’ any chance we get.  Community is at the core…

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Exemplifying the Power of Human Kindness: Kids & Teens

By Liz Geller, LPC-MHSP – Program Manager Megan Ingram Forshey, LCSW – Program Manager As we reflect on our work in the last year and what we hope for the year to come, it is truly humbling and heartening that our days are overflowing with such beautiful moments of human connection.  Entering into a new year…

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