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Celebrating 20 Years of Gilda’s Red Door in Middle Tennessee

By Sandy Obodzinski President and CEO, Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee Gilda’s Club opened its first red door in Middle Tennessee 20 years ago today – on August 3, 1998, to be exact. As we embark on a year of remembrance, celebration and aspirations for the future, it only seems natural to think back to our…

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Gilda's Club Middle Tennessee CEO Sandy Obodzinski visited Capitol Hill in June to advocate for social and emotional screening and support in the cancer care experience for patients and families.

Advocating for Essential Cancer Support

By Sandy Obodzinski President and CEO, Gilda’s Club Middle TN At Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee, we hear stories every day from members who feel lost, alone, confused, and overwhelmed by a new diagnosis, treatment plans, the need to communicate with family and friends, and seemingly countless unknowns. Cancer can weigh so heavily – not only…

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Cancer Support for Three Generations

By Wanda Reddon, member After my cancer diagnosis in August 2015, my daughter Christina found Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee on the Internet, and said “this looks like an interesting place, maybe we should check it out.” As Christina recalls, “Mom was feeling sad and depressed and unsure about her next steps to regains some normalcy…

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Support for the Whole Family

By Heather Parham, member To date, I am a six time survivor of a rare cancer called Metastatic Myxoid Vulvar Sarcoma. I have had chemo several times, radiation once of a brain tumor and again on my chest for my lung, and too many surgeries to mention. When I was first diagnosed in 1993, Gilda’s…

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Meet Our New Executive Director

A welcome note from Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee Executive Director, Sandy Obodzinski: When I moved to Nashville from the Midwest in 2005, I never imagined that my personal and professional worlds were preparing me for this moment with Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee. Like you, my life has been touched by cancer. After just three years…

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