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Gilda’s Club Chicago

Tue, Nov 11, 2014

Mission: Our mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. Providing more than 350 free activities per month, our innovative program is an essential complement to medical care. We offer social and emotional support for anyone – men, women, teens and children, as well as their family and friends – whose life has been touched by any kind of cancer. Support includes healthy lifestyle workshops, educational lectures, support and networking groups, social opportunities, and resource referrals. Free cancer support for the whole family, the whole time.

Annual Budget:
Our annual operating budget is $1.7 million that we get from grants, fundraisers, corporate sponsors and individual donations.

Key Campaigns: For our members, we offer free social and emotional support starting with a Customized Membership Plan developed one-on-one with a licensed clinical professional. Our program utilizes, healthy life-style workshops (yoga, tai chi, art, and meditation), educational lectures, support and networking groups (for people living with cancer, friends and family members, and those who have lost someone to cancer), social opportunities (movie nights, potlucks, seasonal parties and holiday celebrations), and resource referrals (available in our on-site library, online and through your phone). We also have a fully inclusive kids program called Noogieland.

Upcoming Events: Look for our 2015 fundraiser dates at www.gildasclubchicago.org.

Executive Director: LauraJane Hyde,
Phone: 312.464.9900 x15. Email:

Contact: 537 N. Wells Street, Chicago, 60654. Phone: 312.464.9900.
 Website: www.gildasclubchicago.org. Facebook: www.facebook.com/GildasClubCHI. Twitter: @GildasClubCHI.

Note: In addition to the Main Clubhouse in River North, Gilda’s Club Chicago also has programs at satellite hospital locations throughout Chicago including, Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, Rush University Medical Center, University of Chicago Medicine and Comer Children’s Hospital.


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