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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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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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Leslie Welch, Children's Wellness Consultant, Parent Coach

Webinar: Talking to Your Kids about Colorectal Cancer, March 2018

In March, Fight Colorectal Cancer invited Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee Childhood Development Specialist Leslie Welch, MS CCLS, to lead the webinar “Talking to Your Kids About Colorectal Cancer.” In it, she shares important information and tips on how to talk to your kids about your cancer diagnosis. Specific topics include: Common emotional reactions kids experience…

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Gilda’s Club Nashville Announces Name Change

Gilda’s Club Nashville, an affiliate of the Cancer Support Community, announces its name change to Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee and program expansion to better serve the community’s growing population within and beyond Davidson County. The change is effective July 1, 2017. Continue reading to find out more exciting Gilda’s news.

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Gilda’s Club is Growing – Into Williamson County!

You may have heard the news. Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee is expanding its reach and will officially open in Williamson County in May! Read on to learn about how you can be part of the excitement and help spread the word!

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Join Gilda Groupies. No Training Required.

If you would like to help Gilda’s Gang reach our team goal, but would prefer to sleep-in on Saturdays and not train for a 1/2 marathon, then Gilda Groupies is just for you! All Groupies pledge to raise $100 by race day to support our free member programs. Individuals build personal fundraising pages, host fundraisers, and utilize…

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Gene Wilder Dies at 83

It’s a sad day for Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee, and all other Gilda’s Club affiliates. One of our co-founders, Gene Wilder died today from complications from Alzheimer’s. Gene’s love for his late wife, Gilda Radner, drove his dedication to open the first Gilda’s Club in New York City in 1995 with the help of Gilda’s pyschotherapist, Joanna…

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