Free cancer support

Free cancer support for the whole family, the whole time

Virtual programs are Live

Virtual Programs are Live!

Gilda's Club is here for you — virtually! We are now running over 150 virtual programs per month such as support groups, lectures, healthy lifestyle activities and more. We invite you to join us.

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.

Free cancer support
For the whole family, the whole time
Virtual programs are Live
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Beyond the Red Door
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What is Gilda’s Club?

Gilda's Club is a place where men, women and children whose lives have been impacted by cancer, as well as their families and friends, can feel they are part of a welcoming community of support. Join us and Take on Cancer Together.

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    A Very Frozen Holiday Party
    December 10, 2022 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    A Very Frozen Holiday Party

    Please join us for A Very Frozen Holiday Party! This festive, virtual event will include a cozy family craft*, holiday... Read more »

    Latest News

    Raymond

    For six years, Gilda’s Club and the weekly support group that I attend has been consistently an anchor and motivator for meeting the challenges of cancer treatment and emotional stress. It has helped my family because I can confront my risks and fears with my support group feeling confident about my decisions.

    — Raymond
    Mary

    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

    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

    Mia

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

    — Mia

    Member

    Chris

    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

    Member

    Raymond

    For six years, Gilda’s Club and the weekly support group that I attend has been consistently an anchor and motivator for meeting the challenges of cancer treatment and emotional stress. It has helped my family because I can confront my risks and fears with my support group feeling confident about my decisions.

    — Raymond

    Donate Today

    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.