DMC Foundation Grant

Gilda’s Club receives $85,000 from DMC Foundation.

GILDA’S CLUB METRO DETROIT RECEIVES GRANT FROM DMC FOUNDATION
$85,000 for the support of hybrid, virtual and in-person programming.

Royal Oak, Michigan (June 2022) – Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit (GCMD) is humbled to receive $85,000 from The DMC Foundation for the support of hybrid, virtual and in-person programming for individuals and families affected by cancer.

“Today’s environment is especially challenging for the immunocompromised community, said Laura Varon Brown, Gilda’s Club Executive Director and CEO. She added “Gilda’s Club strives to be that one safe haven for direct services. With in-person and hybrid options, a family never has to forgo support to feel safe and served. Access is key to confidence and recovery.”

The $85,000 grant will support the expansion of service delivery of ongoing psychosocial services that are critical to cancer patients’ mental and emotional health. Gilda’s Virtual Community will always be an option for members as we begin to open our doors at Gilda’s Clubhouse in Royal Oak, Gilda’s Lake House in St. Clair Shores and Gida’s at Durfee in Detroit. In addition, we will provide outdoor gathering places (with tent rentals) and continue to serve creatively and safely.

Gilda’s Club fills a void in health care as hospitals reduced their in-person support services during the pandemic.

ABOUT GILDA’S CLUB METRO DETROIT
Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit ensures that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. Our organization creates welcoming communities of free support for everyone living with cancer – men, women, teens and children – along with their families and friends

ABOUT DMC FOUNDATION
The DMC Foundation is dedicated to promoting the well-being of people in the metropolitan Detroit area through the support of health-related research, education and community benefit activities.                                                                   ###

MEDIA              Megan Hengesbaugh, Director of Marketing & Events, Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit

CONTACT:       Phone: 517.410.9574 Email: mhengesbaugh@gildasclubdetroit.org

                          Executive Director & CEO of Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit, Laura Varon Brown

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