Free of charge to everyone, If you have cancer or have a friend or loved one who does, Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee is here for all of you!

With over 100 activities each month at our Clubhouse, there's bound to be something for you. Below you can find more information on the Gilda's Club Middle Tennessee Program.

With more than 100 activities to choose from each month, we know you'll find something here at Gilda's Club Middle Tennessee. You can find a complete list of our activities here, and learn more about them below:

Support Groups

Support groups are facilitated by licensed clinicians, and provide a weekly opportunity for shared exploration of the many emotions and challenges of living with cancer. Strong peer relationships are forged as members explore individual needs and identify common issues.

Networking Groups

Networking groups provide opportunities for members to discuss common issues and experiences, exchange practical advice, and problem solve. Examples of current networking groups include Multiple Myeloma Group, Lung Cancer Group, and Gynecologic Cancers Group.

Educational Lectures

Educational lectures from experts and specialists empower attendees to acquire new skills, tools, information, and techniques for learning how to live with cancer. Lecture topics include the latest findings on cancer treatment, pain/symptom management, financial concerns, personal and family issues, etc.

Workshops and Classes

Workshops and classes on topics such as relaxation & stress management, exercise and nutrition, and expressive arts.

FREE Support for Children, Teens, and Families

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Noogieland™ is specifically designed for children and teens ages 5-17, who have a loved one living with cancer, have a diagnosis of cancer themselves, or are grieving the loss of a loved one. Noogieland™ is named after the "noogies" that Todd (Bill Murray) gave to Lisa (Gilda Radner) on Saturday Night Live. Aimed at educating, supporting, and connecting families impacted by cancer in any way, the free Noogieland™ program for children and families features:

Support Groups: Our free kids’ support groups are facilitated by licensed clinicians and provide a safe environment for kids to share their feelings. These groups are structured around providing age appropriate cancer information, learning relaxation and coping skills as well as building support and social connections, through creative art and play. Support Groups include:

IMG_5858Kid SupportTM- a day long offering designed to provide education, creative expression, relaxation techniques, healthy communication and socialization for children who have a diagnosis of cancer or who have a loved one living with cancer

Grief Relief- designated group for children that have lost a loved one to cancer, the group will focus on helping children remember and celebrate family members as well as providing them with tools to understand and process difficult emotions as they move forward

Workshops: We offer a variety of free kids’ workshops. These workshops allow the kids to explore various avenues of expression, while building a community with the other children who have a loved one living with cancer, have a diagnosis of cancer themselves or are grieving the loss of a loved one. Workshops include:

Family Fun Nights- nights devoted to families having fun together

IMG_5754Creative Kids- creative arts workshops that encourage self-expression while promoting socialization and an outlet for fun

Kid Connect- children gather monthly to play, socialize and engage in special activities with other children who are impacted by cancer

Camp Noogie: Offered as a day camp in the winter and summer breaks from school, Camp Noogie provides fun themes, specialized workshops and lots of laughter for children who have a loved one living with cancer, have a diagnosis of cancer themselves or are grieving the loss of a loved one.. Snacks are provided. There is no fee for Camp Noogie but registration is required as there is limited space. Children ages 5-12 are invited to attend and teens may be able to serve as Camp Noogie volunteers.

FREE Support for Children, Teens, and Families

 

Noogieland™ is specifically designed for children and teens ages 5-17, who have a loved one living with cancer, have a diagnosis of cancer themselves, or are grieving the loss of a loved one. Noogieland™ is named after the "noogies" that Todd (Bill Murray) gave to Lisa (Gilda Radner) on Saturday Night Live. Aimed at educating, supporting, and connecting families impacted by cancer in any way, the free Noogieland™ program for teens features:

008Just for Teens:

Teen Time - Teens gather monthly to socialize with other teens who know what it is like to have cancer themselves or to have cancer in the family.

Been There Done That - this group meets twice a month and is specifically for teens that have had cancer themselves. It provides teens the opportunity to socialize with each other and talk about what it's like to navigate the changes that come along with a diagnosis and treatment. 

Grief Relief - designated group for teens that have lost a loved one to cancer, the group focuses on helping children remember and celebrate family members as well as providing them with tools to understand and process difficult emotions as they move forward. 

For more information specifically about teen programming, please email Megan Ingram Forshey, Program Manager, or call at 615.329.1124.