Gilda's Club Metro Detroit


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Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit ensures that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. We offer free support to everyone living with cancer.


Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit serves diagnosed patients, family members, friends, and caregivers. For members, the Clubhouse is a place of education, healing, and support. More than 1,000 visits are made each month to the Clubhouse in Royal Oak, and through partnerships with cancer centers throughout southeast Michigan.

With more than 160 program activities, Gilda’s Club is the premier provider of psychosocial support, education and wellness. Support groups for specific diagnoses and options for caregivers, educational lectures from top health care professionals, healthy lifestyle workshops, art and music therapy, and social events make up the programming. Sharing a cancer journey with others — whether personally diagnosed or impacted through the diagnosis of a loved one — makes traveling the path a little less daunting, and outcomes can be greatly improved.


Laura Varon Brown, Executive Director & CEO

Donetta Behen, Board Chair
Thomas Callan, Immediate Past President
Kevin J. Zezula, Vice Chair
Ronald K. Weiner, Secretary
Ilene Beneson Bez, Treasurer
Joseph Gadon, Emeritus Board
Carolyn Artman
Steve Black
Randall Book
Stuart Bordman
Jeanne Deneweth
Stefany Lester Freeman
Jack H. Hemp
Tracey Papa
John Ricco
Ellen Sherman
Todd Sinclair
Kevin Watson
Tina Wheeler


Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit
3517 Rochester Rd., Royal Oak, MI 48073


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