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.

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.

Looking for something that’s previously been streamed? Visit our Virtual Program Archive here!

SEPTEMBER MONTHLY CALENDAR (See a printer friendly version here)


Meets Every Monday in September*:

Meets Every Tuesday in September:

Meets Every Wednesday in September:

Meets Every Thursday in September:

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. Living with 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. Spouse Grief with Children at Home Support Group
  • 5:30 p.m. Young Adult Grief Support Group
  • 6:15 Parent Grief Support Group
  • 9:30 a.m. Quilting Workshop
  • 1 p.m. Yoga Workshop
  • 4 p.m. Christian Cancer Support Group
  • 4:30 p.m. Family Support Group
  • 6 p.m. Adult Cancer Support Group
  • 6 p.m. Family & Friends Cancer Support Group
  • 6 p.m. Teen Cancer Support Group
*PLEASE NOTE: There are no programs on Friday, September 4, due to Labor Day

  • September 11, 18 & 25, 10 a.m. – Sit & Be Fit

Meets Specific Mondays:

Meets Specific Tuesdays:

Meets Specific Wednesdays:

Meets Specific Thursdays:

*PLEASE NOTE: There are no programs on Monday, September 7, due to Labor Day

  • September 14, 3 p.m. – Leukemia & Lymphoma Cancer Support Group
  • September 14, 4 p.m. – Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group featuring Amro Stino, MD from University of Michigan – Metro Health
  • September 14, 6 p.m. Sister to Sister Support Group
  • September 21, 1 p.m. – Reed City Support Groups
  • September 21, 6 p.m. – African Americans with Grief
  • September 21, 6 p.m. -Brain Cancer Support Group
  • September 21, 6 p.m. – Multiple Myeloma Cancer Support Group
  • September 28, 5 p.m.- Adult Grief New Member Meeting
  • September 28, 6 p.m. – Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Multiple Myeloma Workshop
  • September 1, 6 p.m.  – Colorectal Cancer Support Group
  • September 1, 7 p.m. – Prostate Cancer Support Group
  • *September 8, 6 p.m. – Lowell Grief & Cancer Groups Combined
  • September 8, 6 p.m. – Lowell Breast Cancer Support Group
  • September 8 & 22, 6 p.m. – Grand Rapids Breast Cancer Support Group
  • September 15, 6 p.m. – Substance Related Death Grief Support Group
Facebook Live Workshop
Topics Include:

  • September2, Cardio Oncology Featuring Wissam Abdallah, MD, FACC, FSCMR from Spectrum Health
  • September 9, Family Live – Sad Things Happen
    Featuring guest reader, Director of Development & Engagement, Shawn Ruetz
  • September 16, Healing Power of Laughter Featuring Jayson Dibble, PhD from Hope College
  • September 23, Family Live – Honoring My Person
  • September 30, Adult Live – Topic TBD
  • September 9 & 17, 8 p.m. – Young Adult Cancer
    Support Group
  • September 17, 1 p.m. – Gilda’s Book Ends  Reading “The Tiger’s Wife” by Tea Obreht

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.

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.

Looking for something that’s previously been streamed? Visit our Virtual Program Archive here!

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.