Address 10 Quarry Ridge Road Barrie, Ontario L4M 7G1 Phone 705-726-5199 Fax 705-726-7101 E-Mail

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.

Thank You Kristen

Barrie, ON— October 22 — After 10 years, our dedicated and incredible Chief Executive Officer, Kristen Dawson, will be leaving Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka and moving on to a new and exciting job opportunity. We would like to invite those of you who have had the wonderful experience of getting to know Kristen to a small ‘wine & cheese’ farewell celebration on Tuesday October 29th, 2019 from 4pm to 7pm at the Clubhouse, 10 Quarry Ridge Rd. Barrie ON.

“The member’s needs have always been so important to Kristen and her time and commitment to Gilda’s Club over the past 10 years have enabled us to provide our cancer community with the support they need.   Kristen exemplifies our mission at Gilda’s, making sure that no one faces cancer alone. We will miss her but are so excited for her new career direction.”           Barbara White – Board Chair.

Kristen Dawson, started working for Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka as the first Program Director while the Clubhouse was still under construction. She dedicated seven years to this role before taking on the leading position of Chief Executive Officer. For the past three years, Kristen has been the face of Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka and has touched so many lives with her kind-heartedness and genuine nature. She is an irreplaceable asset to any company and will be truly missed by everyone involved with Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka.

“Kristen has brought incredible knowledge and experience of the cancer community to her roles at Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka over the past 10 years.  I feel that I speak for all staff and volunteers when I say that Kristen will be deeply missed; her legacy of caring and her standards of excellence are widely recognized. She has left an enormous footprint on Gilda’s Club and all who have had the privilege of knowing her. Wishing her only huge success in this next chapter of her life!”           Susan Haiplik – Volunteer & Community Outreach Coordinator.

Please join us on Tuesday October 29th to wish Kristen all the best in her new endeavour and to share how much you have appreciated her work with Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka.

To RSVP, please contact:

Suzanne Ure

705-726-5199 ext. 221