Too young to benefit from a Customized Membership Plan, children affected by cancer deserve a program that addresses their specific needs. At Gilda's Club, this program is called Noogieland. Noogieland is loaded with goodies and activities for children of all ages to share.
Noogieland holds a unique place at Gilda's Club Metro Detroit in that it serves two functions: It is both the Gilda's Club program for children and acts as a supplement to the Basic III for our members. This dual role comes from the philosophy that encompasses our entire program: Gilda's Club is equally for people with cancer and their entire families and friends.
Noogieland activities include support groups such as Kid’s Club, a support group for children under 13, and Teen Club which provides an opportunity for teens to volunteer, discuss the impact of cancer on their lives, and socialize. Additionally, there are a wide variety of support groups where children and teens can meet with others for friendship and support.
Noogieland is a place to have fun, play games, join in arts and crafts, play-act, and to participate in other entertaining activities. Noogieland also offers supervised play hours for children whose parents are attending member activities. Special events like Noogie Fest, an annual Halloween party for children, families and friends, plus a host of other fun activities ensure a great time for the entire family. Gilda’s Club meets federal daycare hygiene standards to ensure a safe environment for our children.