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August 4, 2021

It Will Be All Write…Teen Cancer Story Contest Open to Teens; Deadline November 1

Gilda’s Club Westchester is seeking teen writers and artists, ages 13-17, to share their experiences with cancer through their writing, art, and video. The “Teen Cancer […]
July 28, 2021

Coping with Cancer and the Healing Power of Writing

Journaling is an effective way to cope with the feelings of uncertainty that come with a cancer diagnosis. Recent studies show that even one 20-minute writing […]
July 21, 2021

The Benefits of Online Therapy, Workshops & Events

Just when you thought it was time to get back to regular in-person get-togethers, workshops, events, and meetings!  Enter the Delta Variant, which is spreading rapidly […]
July 14, 2021

Talking with Kids About Cancer Supported by Gilda’s Club Westchester

One of the most common questions parents and family members ask after a cancer diagnosis is “how do we explain this to our child?” Around 22.4% […]
July 7, 2021

Gilda’s Club Westchester’s Guide to Coping with Bone Cancer: July is Sarcoma and Bone Cancer Awareness Month

July is Sarcoma/Bone Cancer Awareness Month. The American Cancer Society estimates that about 3,610 new cases of bone and joint cancer will be diagnosed in 2021. […]
June 30, 2021

Living with Cancer, and Finding Fun this July 4th Weekend

July 4th BBQs, fireworks, picnics, gatherings with family and friends… It’s starting to feel like every person on the planet is preparing for a fun holiday […]
June 23, 2021

Care for the Caregiver – Why Support is Essential for Those Caring for Individuals with Cancer

“On Christmas Day 2018, I took my wife to the hospital, both of us thinking she would never return home. She had lost weight, would not […]
June 16, 2021

Why is the Cancer Experience so Unique for a Man?

It’s Men’s Health Week and an important time to emphasize men’s health issues, especially those that are preventable, and how early detection can be crucial. Men […]
June 9, 2021

Support for LGBT People with Cancer Recognizing Pride Month and the Cancer Disparities Faced by the LBTQ+ Community

Those in the LGBTQ+ community can face additional challenges when diagnosed with cancer. Many LGBTQ individuals continuously fear discrimination or harassment, and others don’t have a […]
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