Special Events

Get involved with one of our special events!

To serve the thousands of members who rely on our cancer and grief emotional health support each year, we host numerous events that celebrate our members, educate the community, showcase the unique support services we provide and raise critical funds for our free program. Whether you’re looking to put the FUN in fundraising or learn more about our support community, there’s something for everyone.

Gilda’s LaughFest

Gilda’s LaughFest, the nation’s first-ever community-wide festival of laughter, has quickly earned a reputation for being one of the nation’s marquee events for both participants and artists. Happening March 6-10, 2024, LaughFest was created by Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids and launched in March 2011 to celebrate laughter for the health of it, the festival features stand-up, improv, showcases and a variety of seriously funny stuff. Read More

Red Door Gala
Red Door Gala

Coming back to Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park on March 14, 2024, more information is coming soon about our next Red Door Gala entertainer!  Read More

Gilda's club Open
Gilda’s Club Open

Join us this summerfor a day of fun and golf at the beautiful Blythefield Country Club – Date coming soon! Read More

West Side Walk for Gilda's
West Side Walk for Gilda’s

Help ensure no one has to face cancer or grief alone by joining us at the 2024 West Side Walk for Gilda’s! To be held, Saturday, September 28, the West Side Walk is a community wide display of support for Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids. While there is no fee to register, friends, families and coworkers who walk alongside each other are encouraged to fundraise for Gilda’s FREE cancer and grief program. Read More