Statewide Cancer Lecture Series
Gilda’s Club Seattle is an educational resource for people touched by cancer. A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and presents numerous issues -- often, the need to make medical, legal or financial decisions arises suddenly and there is no one, single resource to turn to for answers. Hospitals and other healthcare providers do not have the time, staff or resources to offer these programs to people touched by cancer.
Since 2003 Gilda’s Club Seattle has offered educational lectures, at no cost, in the Clubhouse and at other sites around the Puget Sound Region. The topics are cancer-related and have included lectures on specific cancer diagnoses, psychosocial and emotional issues, family-related concerns, integrative medicine, prevention, death and dying, and some of the practical aspects having to do with cancer such as finances, wills, and resources. We strive to provide information that empowers people to make informed decisions that directly affect the quality of their lives.
It is more difficult to find this kind of resource outside of the Seattle area. We work together with a sponsoring agency or organization to tailor a lecture series to meet the specific needs of a particular geographic area.
Did You Know?
FACT: Gilda's Club Seattle raises approximately 75% of their operating funds from individuals who believe in our mission (of course, this does include a few celebrities!). The balance comes from corporations and foundations who support our program.
MYTH: Gilda's Club gets a lot of money from celebrities.
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