Royal Oak, Michigan (May 2023) – Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit (GCMD) is humbled to receive $12,000 from The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds at The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan to expand caregiving programs for individuals and families affected by cancer in under-resourced communities of Detroit.
“Caregivers and care partners are integral and woven into every diagnosis,” said Laura Varon Brown, Gilda’s Club Executive Director and CEO. “A support arena begins at home and for us to extend that to Gilda’s Club is extraordinary and we are so grateful for the funding that allows this programming.”
The $12,000 grant from the Caregivers Fund supports ongoing efforts to provide emotional and social support to caregivers supporting loved ones through a cancer diagnosis, with a dedicated focus on reaching individuals and families in Detroit who may not have access to those resources otherwise. Specifically, the grant will fund support groups, activities, and educational presentations focused on caregiving-related topics such as stress management, coping strategies, and navigating the healthcare system.
ABOUT GILDA’S CLUB METRO DETROIT – Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit provides free social and emotional support for: men, women and children living with cancer, their families, friends and caregivers. Gilda’s Club offers more than 120 activities including: support and networking groups, art, music, educational lectures, children and teen activities, workshops, and social events. Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit celebrates 30 years of providing support, community and laughter to our courageous members. For more information on Gilda’s Club or to make a donation, visit www.gildasclubdetroit.org or call 248.577.0800.
ABOUT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN – The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is a full-service philanthropic organization leading the way to positive change in our region. As a permanent community endowment built by gifts from thousands of individuals and organizations, the foundation supports a wide variety of activities benefiting education, arts and culture, health, human services, community development, and civic affairs. Since its inception, the foundation has distributed more than $1.4 billion through more than 85,000 grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, St. Clair, and Livingston counties. Visit www.cfsem.org to learn more.