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 sometimes 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.

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

Halloween NoogieFest
Halloween Noogiefest

Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids invites all children and their families in community to a FREE Halloween spooktacular afternoon of fun on Saturday, October 26, 2024! Halloween Noogiefest is open to the public and kids of all ages and their families can participate in friendly ghoulish games, crafts, activities and enjoy creepy cuisine.

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. 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. Thank you to everyone for making the 2024 festival seriously funny.  Read More

Gilda’s Club Open

Join us this summer for a day of fun and golf at the beautiful Blythefield Country Club – June 24, 2024! Read More

Camp Sparkle
Camp Sparkle

A FREE annual day camp for children ages 5-11 impacted by cancer or grief, Camp Sparkle brings together children journeying life’s tough stuff to explore ways of coping with cancer or grief that support overall emotional health.