Our Program

A community of free cancer support for the whole family, the whole time™

The Gilda’s Club program is a one-of-a-kind model of social and emotional support, professionally facilitated by licensed mental health professionals and designed by and for those who know first-hand what it means to live with cancer. Our program honors all viewpoints and encourages members to create a customized plan based on their personal needs.            

Our comprehensive, evidence-based program rests on five cornerstones:

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Support

Group support provides you opportunities for connection with others who are sharing a similar experience and the comfort in knowing you are not alone. At Gilda’s Club Twin Cities, we currently offer over 18 weekly support groups that are facilitated by licensed mental health professionals.

Learn more about our Support Groups

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Healthy Lifestyle

These classes and workshops are led by professionals and skilled volunteers, and are designed to empower you with skills to reduce stress and adopt new habits for wellbeing:

  • Nutrition
  • Exercise 
  • Mind-body practices (including yoga, Qi-gong, tai chi and mindfulness)
  • Expressive arts (including improv, movement, writing and visual arts)

Learn more about our Healthy Lifestyle classes

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Education

Educational workshops provide you opportunities to acquire new skills, information and techniques to learn how to live with cancer. Each month, we offer a variety of topics taught by subject-matter experts in a safe, informal setting where you can ask questions and get answers.

Learn more about our Education offerings

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Social Opportunities

Among the most popular offerings at Gilda’s Club are our social activities, where you can connect with others at potluck suppers, Euro Cafés, holiday celebrations, knitting clubs, book clubs and more.

Learn more about our Social Opportunities

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Information and Referrals

Gilda’s Club is a hub for cancer-related information and referrals in the Twin Cities metro. We are deeply connected to our local community so that we can offer you a robust array of cancer resources. As an affiliate of the Cancer Support Community, our parent organization, we have access to national resources, too! 

Learn more about our Information and Referral resources

Signing up for Classes

All members – including kids and teens – must sign up for ALL classes and activities that you plan to attend. If you are NOT signed up for class, we cannot guarantee participation. Class sizes are limited and require preparation. Activities without sufficient enrollment will be cancelled. If you are unable to attend a class you’ve signed up for, please cancel your registration. This will enable someone on the waitlist to take the spot.

You can sign up for classes in three ways:

  1. Use the My GCTC mobile app (available in the Apple App Store and the Android Marketplace)
  2. Go to GildasClubTwinCities.org, and click Class Registration at the top of the page.
  3. Call the Clubhouse at 612-227-2147

The My GCTC Class Sign-up App 

My GCTC is Gilda’s Club Twin Cities’ online class registration system and mobile app. It’s an easy way to sign up for classes and activities! With My GCTC, you can also:

  • View your scheduled activities
  • Check your status on a class waitlist for our most popular classes  
  • Set up automatic reminders and add classes to your personal calendar
  • Easily cancel when you can’t make a class

The first time you use the My GCTC app or online registration site, you will set up an account. Once that is set up, you will have access to all the features available on My GCTC.

If you have a smartphone, you can download the My GCTC app from the Apple App Store or Android Marketplace.

You can also access the My GCTC class scheduler from any desktop or mobile web browser by going to the Gilda’s Club Twin Cities’ website and clicking “Class Registration” at the top of the page.

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Gilda’s Club depends on the support of people like you. An independent and locally funded nonprofit, all our services are delivered free of charge—because the last thing someone dealing with cancer needs is another expense.

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