As Gilda so artfully put it, “It’s always something.” And lately, for Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, that has meant sharing exciting and important news about our program. In an effort to keep you informed, we’re posting links to recent media coverage of our organization. Here you can learn about new and innovative activities, read stories about how cancer and grief are impacting people in our community, and even find out about exciting events. Check back often – because IT’S ALWAYS SOMETHING!


Children laugh, live, and love through Gilda’s Club Grief Programs

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV)  When you think of Gilda’s Club, you often think of Gilda’s LaughFest, but the organization does so much more.  Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids is a free cancer support community of children, adults, families and friends.  Gilda’s Club offers many programs for community members who are seeking grief support and Cancer support.

The organization offers a free, comprehensive support program for children (ages 3-18) who are grieving from the death of a friend or family member due to cancer or other health-related issues, accident, murder or suicide. Children can find support among their peers within the special groups for teens, “tweens” and younger children. Many of the adult groups meet at the same time as the children’s groups. All of our groups are facilitated by Master’s Degree-level professionals.  Continue reading…


Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids Making News!

Children’s grief support programs with Gilda’s Club

Blood drive at Gilda’s Club benefits cancer patients in two ways

Michigan Blood to host blood drive to benefit Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids

Gilda’s Club is changing lives with free programs

Gilda’s Club Camp Sparkle Hits 10 Year Anniversary

LaughFest reaches $1 million milestone as fundraiser for Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids

Teddy bears donated to children in Gilda’s Club grief and cancer support groups

Gilda’s Club Healing Gardens

When is humor OK? Cancer survivors share answers

Life’s stop signs sometimes signal a detour into ourselves