FAQ1-update

  • Who can be a member?

    We welcome anyone seeking emotional support who has been impacted by cancer or the death of a family member or friend.
  • How much does membership cost?

    Thanks to the generosity of so many of our donors, all of our support programs, workshops, lectures, and events are free of charge to members.  
  • How do you become a member?

    You may: (1)  Call Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids (616) 453-8300 and ask to speak with a member of our program staff or (2) Complete the form below to be contacted by a member of our program.

    New Member Interest Form

    • Please complete this form if you are interested in Cancer or Grief Support at Gilda's Club Grand Rapids or Gilda's Club Lowell. A member of our program staff will contact you with more information. If you have any questions please call us at 616-453-8300, toll free at 1-800-326-1419, or email us at register@gildasclubgr.org.
    • Cancer Support Interest

      Please complete this section if you are interested in receiving information about our cancer support programs. Leave blank if this does not apply to you (Grief Support info below).
    • Grief Support Interest

      Please complete this section if you are interested in receiving information about our grief support programs. Leave blank if this does not apply to you.
     
  • What programs do you offer for kids?

    We provide specialized cancer and grief support for youth ages 3-18 years and childcare for children under 3 years. Please call Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids and ask to speak to a member of our program staff if you are interested in learning more.
  • What types of educational or wellness programs do you offer?

    Each month, we provide a diverse  range of programs designed to support our members on their cancer or grief journey. Led by volunteer professionals and enthusiasts, we offer everything from yoga to mindfulness based stress reduction, presentations by oncologists, raw foods classes, card making, and more. Visit our program calendar page for a full list of this month’s events.  
  • What are the support groups like?

    All of our support groups are facilitated by licensed professionals who receive ongoing training in cancer and grief support. We believe that each member is the expert of his/her cancer or grief journey. Group sizes vary from 4-15 people.  
  • How do I connect with others who have a similar diagnosis?

    We encourage you to take a look at our program calendar for more information on specific cancer support groups. In addition, we have a survivor mentor program which matches members with similar cancer diagnoses and/or life situations. Please feel free to give us a call and ask for our a member of our program staff if you would like more information.