It’s Always Something raises funds for Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto, supporting its mission to provide free cancer support to all who walk through our front doors.
Gilda’s Club is named after Saturday Night Live star Gilda Radner who died of cancer in 1989. Gilda believed that “no one should face cancer alone” and advocated social and emotional support as an essential part of cancer care.
Cancer doesn’t just affect the cancer patient. It also impacts the entire family, which is why we welcome men, women, children and teens alike, providing support to caregivers, family members and friends, and those who have lost someone to cancer, as well as those with a cancer diagnosis.
At Gilda’s, members have access to an integrated program of education, social and emotional support that is an essential complement to medical care. Our philosophy is based on the belief a diagnosis of cancer affects the whole family and that no one should have to face cancer alone.
Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto is a place where those who are experiencing cancer-related stress can:
• restore a sense of control
• redefine hope
• reduce stress and isolation
• and learn to better manage cancer care during and after treatment
In 2018, Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto offered over 600 programs to 1,100+ members who made more than 8,500 visits.
In Canada, we are fortunate to have leading-edge cancer detection and treatments that result in people being diagnosed earlier and living longer. This also creates an increasing demand to meet the social and emotional needs of people impacted by this disease.
This is where Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto is making a major difference.
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