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Gilda's Gang 2015


Dear Friends of Gilda’s Club,

Thank you for making a difference. Your generosity helps in many ways as we continue supporting and reaching out to people living with cancer, as well as their siblings, spouses, children, parents and partners whose lives have also been touched by cancer.


We invite you to learn more about a few of our Gilda’s Club Rochester members and how we help them.

Lucas, age 6 has leukemia, but this summer, for two weeks at Camp Open Arms, Lucas and his sister put aside their thoughts of cancer and had fun. They played laser tag, made boondoggle and had water balloon fights. They became friends with a boy whose mother has breast cancer. They visited the zoo, went kayaking and played miniature golf.

On Wednesday nights, their parents participate in a support group while they spend time in Noogieland, our children’s play area. The entire family is learning coping skills – how to connect and talk about the struggles they face as Lucas goes through treatment.

Donna's dad has prostate cancer. She thought it would be good for her father to meet other men dealing with prostate cancer. He reluctantly agreed to come to Gilda’s, as he says, for his daughter's benefit, and he only agreed to come once. Three years later he’s still participating in programs at Gilda’s Club. Dad especially likes the social events and the “Ask the Expert” series. He’s made new friends through the Saturday morning breakfast group, “Gilda’s Diner” and in the men’s prostate support group.

Membership and programs at Gilda’s Club are free, yet we have expenses.
Your donation will help ensure that anyone touched by cancer has a place to turn to for support and comfort. 100% of all donations stay right here in the Rochester community. In 2010, there were 16,372 visits to our Clubhouse, an increase of over 600 from 2009. In addition, we spoke with 3,559 people at local cancer centers.

Thank you in advance for your generous support of our Annual Appeal. We wish you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season.

Bob Russell
Executive Director
  Will Rumbold
President, Board of Directors


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