Member Spotlight:
Rose & Eric

 

Rose and Eric


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"When diagnosed with cancer you don't know what to expect. Life changes completely. You go through a lot emotionally and physically and you can feel very alone. At Gilda's Club you get support from others like you, who are going through similar things. I can express how I feel and get feedback from the others in my group. Gilda's Club prepared me for what was coming ... and now post-treatment, I can see the other side of cancer."

Rose, Gilda's Club Member



Rose, a single mom with two children, was diagnosed in 2011 with stage-2 breast cancer. A month preceding the diagnosis, she had undergone a simple medical procedure which went terribly wrong and left her with a permanent tracheotomy. This complicated and postponed her breast surgery and treatment. During the wait, Rose knew she was going to need some sort of support for herself as well as her children, in particular, Eric, her quiet and reserved 11-year old boy.

Rose's oncology nurse had recommended a few organizations for her to research and upon doing so, Rose chose Gilda's Club for its weekly support group and close proximity to her home the Bronx. Rose began her weekly support group at the Gilda Comes to You Montefiore offsite program. She soon found that the others in the group prepared her for what was to come: how she would feel from chemo, different ways she can handle it, how important it was to take notes, and to ask questions. She felt calmer and prepared going into surgery and beginning the long road of treatment.

Eric began attending Noogieland, GCNYC's program for children ages 4-12, at the Manhattan Clubhouse while Rose attended workshops that focused on reducing stress and helping her learn to take care of herself. The trip downtown took 1 hour and 45 minutes each way but Rose and Eric both felt it was worth it.

Through Rose's treatment, she continued with her support group when she was able and credits the others in the group for giving her the strength to keep going and eventually attend her daughter's high school graduation.





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As an organization that is committed to offering all its services FREE of charge to its members, we have always relied on the generosity of our friends. This year, the annual cost to support each member is $500. Your donation to Gilda’s Club New York City can help to ensure that we continue to offer free social and emotional support to all New Yorkers who are living with cancer.


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There are many ways you can help GCNYC which provide tax savings for you as well as recognition from our organization. Please consider making a donation in one of the following ways:

 

Unrestricted Gifts — A donation that can be used where the need is greatest.

 

Restricted Gifts — Direct your gift to a specific program or to a particular segment of the community we serve that is meaningful to you.

 

Memorial and Honorary Gifts — Honor or memorialize loved ones or friends, or commemorate a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion.

 

Major Gifts — Contributions of $1,000 or more enable GCNYC to fund vital programs and aid our continued expansion. We proudly acknowledge our donors at their giving levels with recognition in our Annual Report and in our Gilda’s Club newsletter, as well as through naming opportunities at our two clubhouses.

 

Special Events — GCNYC’s Annual Gala, and other, smaller events throughout the year are wonderful opportunities to bring together our individual and corporate supporters while raising much-needed unrestricted funds.

 

Bequests and Planned Giving — A bequest is a special way to preserve your current income and still make a generous gift to GCNYC. It is also possible to name GCNYC as a beneficiary on a life insurance policy, retirement account, charitable gift annuity, remainder or lead trust, or savings plan.

 

Clubhouse In-Kind Donations — We are always in need of donated office supplies and home goods in order to sustain our efforts. Click here to find out what we need.

 

Other Gifts — Gifts of stocks, appreciated securities and real estate can provide you with important tax benefits while providing GCNYC with a meaningful philanthropic contribution.


Donors often find that through careful planning – and the involvement of their legal and tax advisors – that they are able to support their favorite causes at more significant levels than they had imagined. Your attorney, accountant or other professional advisor can help you explore the various ways of giving. Give them this information:

Our Official Name: Gilda’s Club New York City, Inc.
Our Address: 195 West Houston Street, New York, NY 10014
Our IRS Status: 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization, EIN #13-4046652

For additional information about making a gift, please contact our Development Department at (212) 647-9700 or email giving@gildasclubnyc.org so that we can assist in tailoring a gift to your needs and wishes.

 

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Gilda's Club New York City
Development Office
195 West Houston Street
New York NY 10014
Fax: (212) 647-1154


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