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 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.
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. 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. Read More
Join us for a day of socially distanced fun and celebrating 20 years of Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids’ FREE cancer and grief emotional health support at the beautiful Egypt Valley Country Club! The 8th Annual Gilda’s Club Open will be held Monday, May 24, 2021 with an 8:30 a.m. registration and 10 a.m. shotgun start. Read More
Camp Sparkle is an annual summer favorite! A day camp for children entering first through fifth grades who have been impacted by cancer or grief. Together we learn, share and laugh as we explore healthy ways to deal with life’s tough stuff and support overall emotional health. Read More
Help ensure no one has to face cancer or grief alone by joining us at the 2021 West Side Walk for Gilda’s! To be held, Saturday, September 18, 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