CONTACT INFORMATION

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

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.

 

Dear Community Member,

Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka is many things to many people. We focus on providing support in as many ways as possible. We offer traditional groups for adults, teens and children, to educational sessions with expert speakers, art-based programs and healthy lifestyle workshops, as well as recreational and social events.

At Gilda’s Club, Members are able to come together in their journey and draw strength from other Members sharing similar life experiences. We are inclusive and engaged in ensuring that people living with cancer gain the knowledge and support they need because cancer is more than chemo. Everything at Gilda’s Club is provided FREE to our Members, their family, friends and caregivers.

Over the past year we had the privilege of engaging more than 1,000 adults and children who visited the clubhouse for professionally facilitated support groups, workshops, lectures, and social activities. We received over 400 phone calls and emails from people looking for support, resources, and information following a recent diagnosis. We have an average of 12 new Members join Gilda’s Club each month due to a recent diagnosis and our post-treatment support groups continue to grow with more than 150 Members attending one or more of our 20 sessions. In 2018, 50% of our Members were living with a recent diagnosis or were post- treatment, while the other 50% were supporting a Member or living with a cancer-related loss.

With more than 7,700 people diagnosed with cancer each year in our community, demand for programs is significant and we continue to respond to our Member’s needs by continuously adding new program activities.

We look forward to planning our journey with you as we continue to serve those who come to us in need. Please consider a donation to assist us in ensuring our Members continue to be supported.

Should you, a family member or friend need our support, please call us at 705-726-5199.   To Donate please ask to speak with John Pugsley, Development Director.

No one should face cancer alone.

Sincerely,

 

Barbara White
Board Chair
Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka

 

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