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We’re Well on Our Way in Williamson County

By Felice Apolinsky, LCSW Program Director, Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee One of the things I appreciate most about Gilda’s Club is how intentional we are in creating program offerings that serve our members, how and when they need to be served. Yes, from a planning perspective it might be nice to lay out an entire…

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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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Leslie Welch, Children's Wellness Consultant, Parent Coach

Webinar: Talking to Your Kids about Colorectal Cancer, March 2018

In March, Fight Colorectal Cancer invited Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee Childhood Development Specialist Leslie Welch, MS CCLS, to lead the webinar “Talking to Your Kids About Colorectal Cancer.” In it, she shares important information and tips on how to talk to your kids about your cancer diagnosis. Specific topics include: Common emotional reactions kids experience…

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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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Bearing the Unbearable Together

By Hal Potts, member That room. I couldn’t believe I was sitting in that room in Gilda’s Club. I learned about Gilda’s Club six years ago when my best friend Danny developed brain cancer and died six months later.  I had set up a CaringBridge website for him and three years later, to my complete…

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