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Virtual and in-person programs available

Gilda’s Club is here for you both in-person and virtual!

We offer 250 free programs per month, such as support groups, lectures, healthy lifestyle activities, and more. We invite you to join us.

Free cancer support

Free cancer support for the whole family, the whole time

Beyond the Red Door

Beyond the Red Door

Attend this group orientation to learn about Gilda's Club's history, mission, and our program offerings.

Virtual and in-person programs available
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Free cancer support
For the whole family, the whole time
Beyond the Red Door
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What is Gilda’s Club?

Gilda’s Club Chicago complements medical care with FREE, diverse programing, including virtual and in-person activities for easy community access. We've witnessed the profound impact of connecting individuals and families navigating cancer. Our services provide a secure space for sharing experiences, fostering understanding, and promoting emotional well-being.

Gilda’s Club programing is for all ages (including children and teens), gender identities, ethnicities, cancer types, and religious beliefs.

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    2023 Impact Report
    February 20, 2024

    2023 Impact Report

    With Gilda’s Club Chicago, Community is STRONGER than cancer. Thank you for your support of Gilda’s Club Chicago! We are... Read more »

    I teach yoga and learn from my students each and every day. I’m always moved by their courage, strength and incredible ability to adapt.

    — Mary

    Yoga instructor


    There’s always something going on at Gilda’s. Every month, we offer a wide variety of free support groups, special programs, and good reasons to just hang out together. Many are held at Gilda’s Club’s main Clubhouse on Wells Street, but we also offer programs at all our hospital locations.

    — Chris



    I was so excited when I saw my paintings that I made at Noogie Days hanging on the wall in the kitchen.

    — Mia


    Timothy Pearman, PhD

    The experience of having cancer and going through cancer treatment can feel really isolating, and so I think for people to be involved in activities where they are around other people who may be facing the same challenges can REALLY do a lot for people. A lot of times people will say I can’t afford to pay for classes or pay for a gym membership, Gilda’s helps them overcome that because all the services there are free.

    — Timothy Pearman, PhD

    Director of Supportive Oncology, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

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    Gilda's Club Chicago relies on the generosity of the community to support all those who walk through our Red Doors. There are many ways to give and so many people to help.

    Become a Member

    Whether you're living with cancer, supporting someone who is, or if you have lost a loved one to cancer - you're invited to join us. It’s easy to join, and it's free.