Upcoming Educational Events
 Free & Open to the Public
Integrative Oncology
Thurs., Aug. 11 at 6pm
Featuring Anderson Gonclaves, AP DOM

ASCO Update
Tues., Aug. 23 at 6pm
Featuring Archana Maini, MD 

Upcoming Events

Friday, Oct. 14 at 7pm
Audi Fort Lauderdale

Become a Volunteer

We are always looking for dedicated volunteers to help around the Clubhouse, at our events and in the community.

If you or anyone you know is interested in becoming a volunteer, contact us at
954-763-6776 or

Board of Directors

Trevor Fried

Maggie Wiegandt
Vice Chair

Heather Miller

Leonard Goldberg

Dana Panza Macdonald
Past Chair

Michael Bracchi
Jeff Cato
Stephen Ferrante
Leonard Goldberg
Denia Perloff
Sean Pleus 
Beth Rielly
Mary Robinson
Sharon Sullivan

Honorary Board
Wayne Abbott
Sara Howley Callari
Deborah Fink
Steve Lemons

Do you have a speaking opportunity?

If you are a member of a group that might be interested in having a guest speaker from Gilda's Club, please let us know! 

Email Vilma, CLICK HERE
Happy Hour for a Cause
The Gilda's Club Young Leadership Council will host a networking event on Wednesday, August 31st at Apothecary 330 in Downtown Fort Lauderdale from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. The event is free for members of the Young Leadership Council or a $15 donation at the door. Guests will receive one free drink and light bar bites. 

Come out and meet current and potential members of the Council, as well as learn more about Gilda's Club and how you can help.  With a yearly membership fee of $100, members receive discounted event pricing, website recognition and complimentary entry to Young Leadership networking events. 

For more information about this event or how you can join, contact Gilda's Club at 954-763-6776 or visit our website!
Program on Cannabis Therapeutics Held

On July 14th over 45 guests attended an educational program featuring Josephine Canella-Krehl, LCSW, who provided a two hour interactive workshop on Cannabis Therapeutics, currently a hot topic in cancer care. 

She presented an unbiased overview of the medical evidence available that indicates how cannabis works on the brain in order to be helpful with the following symptoms in cancer patients: nausea, appetite, mood, pain management and insomnia.  Cannabis may also prevent the development of neuropathic pain (Neuropathy), a common side effect of chemotherapy.

The speaker also took time to address current laws in the State of Florida, including what bills are pending in the Florida legislature, and where attendees could go for more information.  

"Touched by Cancer" Holds First Event
G ilda's Club held its first "Touched by Cancer: Women Partnering with Women" event on Friday, July 29th at Thirteen Restaurant in Wilton Manors. Over 45 guests attended the first community-based workshop, which featured guest speaker Dr. Lanalee Sam of Broward Health Imperial Point. Guests also had the opportunity to network and receive additional information and resources.

The goal of Touched by Cancer is to provide cancer prevention and early intervention to a much needed community in Broward County. If you would like to learn more about this program or attend the next event, contact Gilda's Club at 954-763-6776.

This program is made possibly by the generosity of Susan G. Komen , Our Fund , the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center's  Jay Weiss Institute  and the Community Foundation of Broward Funds: Susan and Jack Loving Unrestricted Fund, Harold D. Franks Cancer Fund, Donald Vander Linde Fund.      
Tickets on Sale Now for Casino Night

Friday, October 14, 2016
7:00pm - 11:00pm
$150 per person

Hosted by Audi Fort Lauderdale
1200 N Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale 

If you are interested in sponsoring, please click here for additional information.

We are currently looking for in-kind donations for the silent auction. If you are interested in donating an item to the silent auction, please click here.

For more information, please contact us at 954-763-6776.

Special thanks to current sponsors: Memorial Cancer Institute, Calvin Giordano & Associates, Oyler & Robinson Real Estate Practice, Sharp General Contractors, and Margie and Trevor Fried.

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