Gilda's Club Grand Rapids is a free emotional health support community of children, adults, families and friends on any kind of cancer journey or those grieving the death due to any cause. Founded by cancer survivors, Gilda's Club is celebrating it's 20th anniversary on February 15. 

The anniversary is being celebrated virtually throughout the day with various activities. Due to the support of the Peter C. and Emajean Cook Foundation,  the first $20,000 in donations made to Gilda’s Club in honor of their anniversary will be matched, dollar for dollar. Here are some virtual events taking place:

  • 10 a.m. – Program Update; a brief explanation of Gilda’s Club’s mission of offering free cancer and grief health support, and what the programs include.
  • 12 p.m. - Celebrate Gilda’s History; co-founders Caroline (Twink) Frey and Susan Smith will share how Gilda’s Club began and important events along the way.
  • 4 p.m. – Engagement Opportunity; conversations with community partners on ways individuals and organizations can play a part in Gilda’s Club’s community support.
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Wendy Wigger, Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids President says,

"One hundred percent of every dollar raised stays right here in West Michigan. Gilda's Club's programs are sustained through the generosity of our community.  Contributions stay local to help us further fulfill our mission of free cancer and grief support.  Over our 20 years of service, we have had over a half million program contacts.”

Also, Laugh Fest, a fundraiser for Gilda's Club is slated for Mar 11 through the 14th at Gun Lake Casino.

If you'd like more information about Gilda's Club or to donate,  visit them here. Gilda's Club.  Or call 616-453-8300.

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