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A Letter from the President/CEO: 

Dear Friends of Gilda’s Club,

The hustle and bustle of the “season” has finally come to an end! Many of you are leaving the Desert heat seeking cooler weather while visiting family and friends across the country. We wish you safe travels.

Unfortunately, Cancer has no season! It is present whether or not the sand blows or the temperatures rise and remains a very serious and sometimes emotionally debilitating part of everyday life with families it has struck.

The Coachella Valley has Gilda’s Club to rely upon as a safe haven and welcoming community where the Red Doors are always open. Gilda’s continues to provide its extraordinary free emotional support programs to over 1,700 men, women, children and teens living with cancer from morning to night ...because Cancer never sleeps!

The simple fact remains that Gilda’s Club still needs to fund these lifesaving programs during these summer months, and we are asking for your help. Our staff and mental health professionals are here waiting to greet each member to be certain that they do not have a lapse in support and will not face cancer alone!

Won’t you help? A gift of $25, $50, $100 or more will help sustain our life-changing services for our community and would be greatly appreciated. You can make your gift today by clicking here.

Cancer is a challenge every day, please help us make at least one day a little better in the lives of someone living with cancer.

With a grateful heart for your past support,


Paula Kennedy, President/CEO

How much does it take to provide our programs through the summer months?

Here are some examples:

  • $1,500 Provides for expenses for Gilda’s On the Go Outreach for 3 months
  • $1,200 Provides for Weekly/Monthly Support Groups for members for 3 months
  • $1,000 Provides for Noogieland Support Groups for Children for 3 months
  • $750 Provides food for summer Social Events for 150 + members
  • $500 Provides supplies for our Art & Beading Classes for 3 months
  • $250 Provides books for our Cancer Resource Library
  • $150 Provides for 1 monthly Spanish Speaking Support Group meeting
  • $75 Provides for Beverages and Healthy Snacks for support groups for 3 months
  • $50 Provides for 1 hour of One-to-One Counseling for a Gilda’s Club member

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The Love from Margot Foundation Partners with Gilda’s Club Desert Cities To Provide Qualifying Members with Financial Assistance

Gilda’s Club Desert Cities has recently entered into a relationship with the Oakland, CA-based Love from Margot Foundation, by which women who are members of Gilda’s Club have an opportunity to apply for financial support from the Foundation.

The Love from Margot Foundation gives financial support to low-income and underinsured women who have been diagnosed with cancer whom are struggling to make ends meet while undergoing treatment or are on the road to recovery. Read More...

We are a community of people whose lives have been touched by cancer....all types of cancer. It's a community of people who have found strength, comfort, and inspiration by sharing their experiences. Women, men, and children; Friends and family; Volunteers and donors; Discovering a place where we can all come together, AT NO COST, to re-charge our spirits and our souls with FREE PSYCHOSOCIAL CANCER SUPPORT.