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Why Support Gilda’s Club?

For people learning to live with cancer, the feeling of emotional distress can be hard to bear. Maybe you have seen this with someone you care about.  Members of Gilda's Club Simcoe Muskoka what that feels like. Every member of Gilda's Club has felt the impact of cancer. They've also felt the power of the emotional and social support they find in the cancer support community at Gilda's Club. Here they find the information, companionship and emotional support they need to make it through their cancer journey, whatever the destination.


“It is very timely for me to have Gilda’s (Club) to turn to. It is my soft place to land. It is my haven from the harsh realities of life. It’s the place where I can rally with my sisters and brothers. It’s a place where the staff, who have so carefully been chosen, treat us with compassion, kindness and respect. They get it! It’s a place where I get strength and hope and can hopefully pass it on to others. It’s a place where I can forget for a few moments that I have metastatic cancer because we have so much fun…” – Gilda’s Club member


“I’m honoured to be a member of this unique community. It brings tears to my eyes to think that people care enough to give of themselves so generously to help people struggling with the devastating diagnosis of cancer.”  – GC Member



“Gilda’s Club has helped me integrate cancer into my life so that it is a part of me, but not all of me.” – GC member

“I think in the beginning when I first got to Gilda’s Club I thought I was dying, and I was living like I was dying. And now I’m LIVING! So That’s what’s so wonderful about Gilda’s Club. It gives you hope.” – GC Member