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We’re Well on Our Way in Williamson County

By Felice Apolinsky, LCSW Program Director, Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee One of the things I appreciate most about Gilda’s Club is how intentional we are in creating program offerings that serve our members, how and when they need to be served. Yes, from a planning perspective it might be nice to lay out an entire…

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Sandy Obodzinski, President and CEO

How Sandy Obodzinski Created a New Life in Nashville

The first Gilda’s Club opened in New York City in June 1995, and three years later, Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee was founded. This year, and this month specifically, marks the 20th anniversary of the Middle Tennessee chapter’s efforts to provide support, education and hope to all people impacted by cancer. Sandy Obodzinski is well-suited, both…

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20 Years Building Community. Come As You Are.

By Sandy Towers Founder, Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee Where have the years gone? Twenty years, to be exact. It’s hard to believe this is how long it’s been since Gilda’s Club first opened its red door in Middle Tennessee – ready to serve the Nashville community and beyond. And what a 20 years it’s been!…

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Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee to Celebrate Two Decades of Free Cancer Support with 20th Anniversary Bash

NASHVILLE, TENN. – August 28, 2018 – On October 30, 2018, beginning at 6 p.m., Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee will celebrate two decades of free cancer support in Nashville and surrounding areas with a 20th Anniversary Bash at the Omni Nashville Hotel. With more than 400 business, civic and community leaders expected to attend, Gilda’s…

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FrankTalks: Four People to Know in 2018, with Sandy Obodzinski

On August 13, 2018, Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee President and CEO Sandy Obodzinski was invited by Franklin Tomorrow – a nonprofit with a mission to engage the community, foster collaboration, and advocate for a shared vision for the future of Franklin, Tennessee – to participate in “FrankTalks: Four People to Know in 2018.” On the…

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Celebrating 20 Years of Gilda’s Red Door in Middle Tennessee

By Sandy Obodzinski President and CEO, Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee Gilda’s Club opened its first red door in Middle Tennessee 20 years ago today – on August 3, 1998, to be exact. As we embark on a year of remembrance, celebration and aspirations for the future, it only seems natural to think back to our…

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The Plus Side Of Nashville: Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee

Our sincere thanks to NewsChannel 5 and Tuwanda Coleman for inviting Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee President and CEO Sandy Obodzinski to share about our free cancer support program on The Plus Side of Nashville. Watch the segment here.

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Gilda's Club Middle Tennessee CEO Sandy Obodzinski visited Capitol Hill in June to advocate for social and emotional screening and support in the cancer care experience for patients and families.

Advocating for Essential Cancer Support

By Sandy Obodzinski President and CEO, Gilda’s Club Middle TN At Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee, we hear stories every day from members who feel lost, alone, confused, and overwhelmed by a new diagnosis, treatment plans, the need to communicate with family and friends, and seemingly countless unknowns. Cancer can weigh so heavily – not only…

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Gilda’s Club’s Leslie Welch Offers Guidance to Aspiring Child Life Professionals in Latest Issue of ACLP Bulletin

Show Me the Money! By Leslie Welch, Child Life Specialist Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee Courtesy of ACLP Bulletin, Summer 2018 When I was growing up and unnecessarily worrying about the future, I remember my father telling me, “Les, just do what you love and the money will come.” Now, he never mentioned how much money,…

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