2023 Impact Report

February 20, 2024

With Gilda’s Club Chicago,
Community is STRONGER than cancer.

Thank you for your support of Gilda’s Club Chicago! We are pleased to announce the release of our 2023 Impact Report.

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We have seen firsthand the power of connecting individuals and families who are navigating the challenges of a cancer diagnosis. Through our programs and services, we provide a safe and welcoming space where people can come together, share their stories, and find support from others who truly understand.

In 2023, Gilda’s Club Chicago:

  • Served 3,172 community participants, of which 2,335 were new to Gilda’s Club Chicago
  • Held 3,865 activities drawing 16,321 visits by participants

The Gilda’s Club Chicago community is as unique as the city we call home. By collaborating with local hospitals (such as Advocate Health Care, Northwestern Medicine, Mount Sinai, Howard Brown, and Ascension), faith communities, and Blue Door Neighborhood Centers, Gilda’s Club Chicago’s programs reach diverse communities across Chicagoland.

We know cancer doesn’t discriminate, so Gilda’s Club is for EVERYONE impacted by cancer across gender identity, age, ethnicity, cancer type, and religious belief.

The Power of Gilda’s Club Chicago


The benefits of our programs are profound. Gilda’s Club Chicago uplifts and strengthens people impacted by cancer by providing support, fostering compassionate communities, and breaking down barriers to care. From our main Clubhouse, our partner hospital sites, and community and faith centers to our online platform and website that can be accessed 24/7, we provide a wide range of support services, including counseling, educational workshops, support groups, and social activities.



Why Support Gilda’s Club Chicago

Every donation demonstrates our shared commitment to ensure that no one faces cancer alone. Gilda’s Club Chicago is 100% privately funded with every donation coming from generous supporters like you. We rely on our community’s generosity to keep our programs free to everyone impacted by cancer. We are filled with gratitude for the individuals that make donations, the Team Gilda runners that run on behalf of us in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, the Foundations that provide critical funding through grants, the businesses that partner with us for Third Party Events, and everyone that attends or serves on a committee for our events throughout the year. There are many ways to give and so many people to help.