As Gilda so artfully put it, “It’s always something.” And lately, for Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, that has meant sharing exciting and important news about our program. In an effort to keep you informed, we’re posting links to recent media coverage of our organization. Here you can learn about new and innovative activities, read stories about how cancer and grief are impacting people in our community, and even find out about exciting events. Check back often – because IT’S ALWAYS SOMETHING!


Children laugh, live, and love through Gilda’s Club Grief Programs

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV)  When you think of Gilda’s Club, you often think of Gilda’s LaughFest, but the organization does so much more.  Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids is a free cancer support community of children, adults, families and friends.  Gilda’s Club offers many programs for community members who are seeking grief support and Cancer support.

The organization offers a free, comprehensive support program for children (ages 3-18) who are grieving from the death of a friend or family member due to cancer or other health-related issues, accident, murder or suicide. Children can find support among their peers within the special groups for teens, “tweens” and younger children. Many of the adult groups meet at the same time as the children’s groups. All of our groups are facilitated by Master’s Degree-level professionals.  Continue reading…


Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids Making News!

Four to play in Addix All-Star Game

Stuursma “excited” to host Addix Football All-Star Game

Gilda’s Club High School Grief Group Helps Teens

Rosters announced for 3rd Annual ADDIX All-Star Football Game

Harper Creek, Lakeview standouts among locals picked for 2018 Addix All-Star Football Game

Three local football stars selected to 2018 Addix All-Star Game

Having the conversation: Helping your student cope with tragedy

A Walk and Block Party for Gilda’s Club This Saturday

Third Annual West Side Walk for Gilda’s Club this weekend

Addix All-Star Game to raise money for Gilda’s Club

Addix All-Star Football Game has special meaning for NorthPointe Christian senior

Gilda’s Club of Grand Rapids launches its Living With Grief series in Lowell

Programming expands at Gilda’s Club Lowell with Grief series

A father’s cancer battle and daughter’s idea unite Cornerstone basketball

Amid woman’s fight against breast cancer, knitting becomes therapy

Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids honors donors at Night of Gratitude

Win & Wig supports four local organizations representing the attack on breast cancer from four angles: Diagnostics. Treatment. Support. Research. 

Women’s Lifestyle Magazine: Healing Through Helping: Karen Cook-Parrott

Join 2nd Annual West Side Walk for Gilda’s, Sept 24, 2016

‘Gilda Redner’ now being made at 2 West Side breweries to benefit Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids

Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids is bringing the West Michigan community together for 2nd Annual West Side Walk for Gilda’s

Gallery of 2016 World’s Largest Dog Wash at Fifth Third Ballpark

See pooches line up for ‘2016 World’s Largest Dog Wash’

The 14th Annual World’s Largest Dog Wash, started by Cody Kropf raises funds for Gilda’s Club children’s programming

Gildas’ Club Receives Grant To Support Breast Health For The Underserved

Man to race foot-powered scooter during world’s largest gravel road bike race raising awareness for Gilda’s Club

Children’s grief support programs with Gilda’s Club

Blood drive at Gilda’s Club benefits cancer patients in two ways

Michigan Blood to host blood drive to benefit Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids

Gilda’s Club is changing lives with free programs

Gilda’s Club Camp Sparkle Hits 10 Year Anniversary

LaughFest reaches $1 million milestone as fundraiser for Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids

Teddy bears donated to children in Gilda’s Club grief and cancer support groups

Gilda’s Club Healing Gardens

When is humor OK? Cancer survivors share answers

Life’s stop signs sometimes signal a detour into ourselves