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Cancer in your Workplace

What happens when an employee gets a cancer diagnosis? What if the spouse or parent of an employee has cancer and they become the caregiver? What do you say to someone who has cancer? Can you work during treatment? Where do you go for support? With approximately 35,000 new cancer diagnoses each year in Washington State, employers and employees need to know what the answers are.

Gilda’s Club Seattle has been providing answers to questions like these to people who have participated in our Five Core Component support program, in and outside of the Clubhouse, for the past eleven years … and we are now offering to bring this into your workplace.

We have created a 30 minute engaging and interactive Power Point presentation that addresses the common questions and concerns that arise when cancer comes into the workplace. The presentation is facilitated by a licensed social work health educator. There will be ample time for questions and answers and we will provide resource materials for you to keep. The entire presentation, including time for questions and answers, fits nicely into a lunch hour format.

Cancer is costly … physically, emotionally, and financially. The more you know, the more appropriate and effective your response will be as a company and as a colleague. At the completion of the presentation, you will feel more supported and be better prepared to deal with cancer in your workplace. For more information please call the Clubhouse at 206-709-1400 or email Anna Gottlieb or Sally Benson.

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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