Staff

Meet Brianna!

Brianna GhelarducciMSW Intern Brianna joined Gilda’s Club in January 2022 as a Social Work intern.  She is involved facilitating support groups, gaining insight on how intake visits are completed, and being involved in the various supports that Gilda’s Club has to offer.  Brianna is currently earning her Masters of Social Work with a concentration on …

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How to Support Teens and Children Impacted by Cancer

Cancer does not exist in a vacuum. When a parent, child, or other family member is dx with a life threatening illness, the entire family system is impacted and changed.For teenagers, navigating this life involving new routines, hospital visits, and uncertainty, can be an incredibly overwhelming and isolating experience. For many adolescents impacted by cancer, …

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Meet Eleanor!

Eleanor Nyakina AkumuClubhouse Operations Manager Eleanor currently works as the Clubhouse Operations Manager at Gilda’s Club Westchester, and has 10 years of direct experience assisting senior executives. She has a Bachelor of Science from the Syracuse University in Political Science/International Relations. Read below to learn more about our hardworking and invaluable coworker Eleanor! What is …

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May 2nd is Melanoma Monday

Every year, the first Monday of May, known as Melanoma Monday, is designated by the American Academy of Dermatology (AADA) to raise awareness about skin cancer. Each year, approximately 5.4 million people in the United States are diagnosed with skin cancer. Facts about skin cancer• Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United …

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Partnering with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospitals

NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital, and NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital are part of the NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital network. They have a long history of providing high quality health care to residents of Westchester, Putnam, and Lower Dutchess County. These hospitals offer a full range of treatment options and access to clinical trials as well as therapeutic modalities …

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National Minority Cancer Awareness Month – Addressing Health Disparities

According to the National Institute of Health, National Minority Health Month: Builds awareness about the disproportionate burden of premature death and illness in people from racial and ethnic minority groups.Encourages action through health education, early detection and control of disease complications. While we often hear the phrase “cancer does not discriminate”, experiences of cancer, treatment …

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Meet Scott!

Scott E. Weiner Volunteer Workshop Facilitator Scott is a certified hypnotist who facilitates hands-on stress reduction workshops monthly in both Westchester and NYC. He has lost track, but thinks he began more than 15 years ago! Which, he says, is probably when his photo is from!!! He has a B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy from …

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