Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids is committed to continuing to serve our community during this time of social distancing due to COVID-19, regardless of our ability to do so in person. In order to fulfill our mission in these unprecedented times, we’re temporarily shifting some of our in-clubhouse program to virtual platforms.

We thank you for your continued patience as we work to intentionally bring these opportunities to our members!

Support Groups will be an hour and conducted via Zoom, a HIPAA-compliant platform that allows group members to meet by video and/or phone.  Note, facilitators will open the meeting 15 minutes before the group starts to help troubleshoot any Zoom issues as able. We encourage participants to log in early to ensure everything is working properly before the group starts.

Please note the registration buttons below will generate an email with a subject pre-filled for the program you wish to attend. We ask that you sign up for your class by 5 p.m. the day before to ensure we have time to process your registration. If you don’t see a button near the program you wish to attend, please call 616.453.8300 to talk to a program staff.

Need help getting on Zoom? We’re happy to help walk you through how to join a Zoom meeting and practice with you. Please call the clubhouse to set up a one-on-one appointment with a member of our team.

Program Highlights:

Gilda's Club Camp SparkleCamp Sparkle July 14, 16 & 21, 10 a.m.

Camp Sparkle is a children’s program of Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids. This year Camp Sparkle is going virtual! We invite all children on a cancer or grief journey entering 1st through 5th grades, along with their parent/guardian, to join us for virtual Camp Sparkle 2020! Campers can join in at any point during the program. Learn more >


Wednesday, July 15, 1 p.m. Family Workshop via Facebook Live!

Join us on Facebook Live Wednesday, July 15 as we read “I Like Myself” by Karen Beaumont and illustrated by David Catrow and do an activity together. This week’s topic will be “I can be strong!”

A link to the workshop will be available Thursday, July 16 in the archive of previously streamed content at the bottom of this page.

JULY MONTHLY CALENDAR (See a printer friendly version here)


Meets Every Monday in July:

Meets Every Tuesday in July:

Meets Every Wednesday in July:

Meets Every Thursday in July:

Meets Specific Fridays

  • 11 a.m. Cancer New Member Meeting
  • 2 p.m. Adult Cancer Support Group
  • 4 p.m. Ukulele Workshop
  • 6 p.m. Adult Grief Support Group
  • 1o a.m. Grief What’s Next for Me?
  • 10 a.m. Adult Grief Support Group
  • 11 a.m. Grief New Member Meeting
  • 2 p.m. Adult Grief Support Group
  • 3:30 p.m. Traumatic Grief Support Group
  • 4:30 p.m. Meditation Workshop
  • 6 p.m. Lowell Adult Cancer Support Group*
  • 6 p.m. Lowell Adult Grief Support Group*
  • 1 p.m. Facebook Live Workshops for family and adults (topics vary week to week)
  • 5 p.m. Teen Grief Support Group
  • 5:30 p.m. Young Adult Grief Support Group
  • 5:30 p.m. Spouse Grief with Children at Home Support Group
  • 6:15 Parent Grief Support Group
  • 9:30 a.m. Quilting Workshop
  • 4 p.m. Christian Cancer Support Group
  • 6 p.m. Family & Friends Cancer Support Group
  • 6 p.m. Adult Cancer Support Group
  • 6 p.m. Teen Cancer Support Group
  • July 10, 17 & 24, 10 a.m. Sit & Be Fit
  • July 31, 10 a.m.
    Sit & Be Fit – A pre-recorded program will be shared with attendees.

Meets Specific Mondays:

Meets Specific Tuesdays:

Meets Specific Wednesdays:

Meets Specific Thursdays:

  • July 6, 3 p.m. Lung Cancer Support Group
  • July 6, 6 p.m. Sister to Sister Support Group
  • July 6 & 20, 6 p.m. -Brain Cancer Support Group
  • July 13, 3 p.m. – Leukemia & Lymphoma Cancer Support Group
  • July 20, 1 p.m. – Reed City Support Groups
  • July 20, 6 p.m. – Multiple Myeloma Cancer Support Group
  • July 20, 6 p.m. – African Americans with Grief
  • July 7, 6 p.m. – Colorectal Cancer Support Group
  • *July 14, 6 p.m. Lowell Grief and Cancer Groups combined
  • July 14, 6 p.m. Lowell Breast Cancer Support Group
  • July 14 & 28, Grand Rapids Breast Cancer Group
  • July 24, 11 a.m. Coffee & Crafts
  • July 16, 1 p.m. – Gilda’s Book Ends (reading The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton)
Gilda’s Club will be closed July 3 in observance of the Fourth of July

Gilda’s Club values the physical, emotional and mental health of our members, and we also value their cyber safety.  Since opening our virtual clubhouse to assist members, we have followed and continue to follow evolving industry online safety guidelines.  While no online platform can 100% secure, the best practices we have in place ensure that members and staff are as safe as possible when they connect. These practices include a BAA agreement with Zoom ensuring HIPPA compliance, end to end meeting encryption, and password protected, private meetings.  For those who may not have ready access to the Internet or may not feel comfortable online, the option to call into our virtual support groups is always available.


Archive of Past Recorded or Streamed Programs 

Questions? For more information, including learning more on how to get started as a new member, contact us at 616.453.8300 or If you’re interested in becoming a member, you can also fill out our new member interest form.