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Our Nashville: Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee

A couple of months ago, Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee was invited to be a part of NECAT Network‘s “Our Nashville,” Season 2. We are so grateful for the staff and students who contributed to the creation of this mini-documentary, which showcases our organization beautifully. Watch our episode here.

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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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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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Cancer Support for Three Generations

By Wanda Reddon, member After my cancer diagnosis in August 2015, my daughter Christina found Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee on the Internet, and said “this looks like an interesting place, maybe we should check it out.” As Christina recalls, “Mom was feeling sad and depressed and unsure about her next steps to regains some normalcy…

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