Parent, Children, and Family Programs at Gilda's Club South Florida

 

All the following are free and open to Gilda's Club Members with children.

To become a member, click here. For questions about Gilda's Club family programs please call 954-763-6776.

 

Support and Connection

Pediatric Oncology Parenting Support Group

Parents with a child diagnosed with cancer join this support group to meet and connect with other parents also caring for a child diagnosed with cancer. The support groups provide a safe and caring environment where families find support, information, and community engagement. The goal of this group is to increase community support, strengthen coping skills, increase feelings of hope, improve communications with health care providers and family members. Check out our calendar for dates at times!

Monthly Virtual Events and Activities

Monthly event for the whole family! From the comfort and safety of your home engage in a variety of virtual events! From virtual field trips, therapy dog showcase, to improv, and exercise, and everything in between! Check out our calendar to see what we have scheduled for this month!

Some past events: Wilbur Harlan Greenhouse at George Washington University in Washington D.C., Theater of the Sea Dolphin & Sea Lion Show in Islamorada, Florida, Behind the Scenes at the Broward Center of the Performing Arts, HistoryMiami Museum, Therapy Dog Showcase, Flamingo Gardens Animal Sanctuary.

If you are interested in hosting a virtual field trip please call 954-763-6776

Annual Events

Childhood Cancer Survivor Day - Annual June event recognizing children cancer fighters, survivors, and their families! This year's event was via Zoom. Activities included, Crafts, Cooking, Improv, Music and Dancing and Cowboy Rodeo Circus.

Back to School Bash - Annual August event where families impacted by cancer are invited to drive by our Clubhouse for a School Supplies Give Away! This year's event will be modified for safety, families are invited to drive on up, open their car trunks, and we will provide each child in your household with a new backpack full of school supplies. This year's event will be sponsored by FICPA.

Noogiefest - Annual October Halloween/Fall Festival party for children and their families.

 

Education

Gilda's Club South Florida provided a free cancer awareness educational program for Broward County youth since 2015. The program is an age-appropriate interactive presentation where middle and high school students are informed about cancer, diagnosis, and treatment. Our goal by the end of the presentation is to dispel myths surrounding cancer, give students tools to understand cancer risk and cancer prevention, how to take care of both their mental and physical health and how to provide support for someone in their life with a cancer diagnosis. The facilitators consist of a registered nurse and a masters level student in either social work or public health.

For more information on how to bring this impactful program to your school please call 954-763-6776.

 

Local Resources

Jessica June Children's Cancer Foundation is a Children's Cancer Charity, Fund, and Foundation based in South Florida with children assisted in Miami, Broward County including Ft. Lauderdale through Weston, and Palm Beach County including West Palm Beach through Wellington and most recently St. Petersburg and Tampa in Pinellas County, Florida.

The mission of the Jessica June Children's Cancer Foundation is to provide emergency financial assistance for children fighting cancer to ensure access to basic human necessities. Additionally, the Foundation advocates for and raises awareness of childhood cancer.

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The Live Like Bella Childhood Cancer Foundation is committed to being a recognized leader in childhood cancer research and advocacy while providing financial support to families whose children are battling cancer.

The mission to fund innovative childhood cancer research, provide financial support to families whose child is undergoing treatment, and assist families who have lost a child to cancer with memorial expenses.

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Sofia's Hope, Inc. is committed to making a difference in the world of childhood cancer and specifically in the world of pediatric cardio-oncology.

They recognize that in the fight against childhood cancer there have to be two simultaneous approaches. Research funding which will have a long-term impact and the development of patient and family programs that support those going through the journey today.

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Arielle Anacker Cancer Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to raise funds to help needy pediatric cancer families pay their bills, support Ewing's Sarcoma research and support the four memorial funds set up in Arielle Anacker's name.

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