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Have you met our new President and CEO?

Maria_Elena_GeyerMaria Elena Geyer has been chosen by the Board of Directors to lead Gilda’s Club Desert Cities as our cancer support organization begins its second decade of service to the Coachella Valley community.

She comes to Gilda’s Club with more than 20 years of experience in healthcare nonprofit management, principally in blood banking in the greater Seattle area—and with great enthusiasm and admiration for the Gilda’s Club’s mission.

To learn more, read the news release about her appointment

Welcome, Maria Elena! We’re glad you’re on board!


When someone in the family is diagnosed with cancer, many parents first thought is, "What do we tell our kids?" Some parents may debate even telling them at all. However, even if parents don't tell their children, children of all ages can still feel the impact of an illness on a family.

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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.