Royal Oak, Michigan – Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit has received a $30,000 grant from the Donald R. and Esther Simon Foundation to support Mindful Living programming.
At Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit, there is a high demand for healthy activity programming and this funding provides Mindfulness-Based Therapy. Mindfulness is a powerful practice of cultivating awareness and living in the present. Individuals who incorporate mindfulness into their daily lives report heightened levels of happiness, patience, acceptance, and lower levels of stress – resulting in more positive recovery outcomes.
The grant enables Gilda’s Club to offer a comprehensive suite of virtual and in-person mindfulness programs and workshops, ensuring programming is accessible to as many individuals as possible, regardless of their location or circumstances. “By incorporating mindfulness into the lives of cancer patients and caregivers, we equip them with valuable tools to manage anxiety, cope with uncertainty and navigate the complexities of a cancer diagnosis,” said Megan Nikolich, Program Director at Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit. “We’re so grateful for the support of the Donald R. and Esther Simon Foundation for making this programming possible.”
ABOUT GILDA’S CLUB METRO DETROIT – Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit provides support, education and wellness programming – whether diagnosed or supporting a friend or family member through a diagnosis. Gilda’s is a welcoming haven of free support and resources, providing men, women, teens and children – the tools to face a diagnosis with confidence.
ABOUT THE DONALD R. AND ESTHER SIMON FOUNDATION – The Donald R. and Esther Simon Foundation is built upon the legacy and philanthropy of Donald R. and Esther Simon and their children. With recognition of the family’s original roots in Michigan, the Simon Foundation supports projects that address Jewish life and identity, cancer research and support services, the cultural arts and social justice issues which make a positive impact in the lives of this generation and the next.