Founders' Message


Dear Community Friends,


Welcome to Gilda’s Club Westchester! We are pleased to say that since opening our Red Doors in 2001, thousands of individuals throughout Westchester, Rockland and lower Fairfield counties have participated in our programs. We know that when cancer occurs, it happens to the whole family, which is why we offer emotional and social support for men, women, children and teens impacted by cancer in any way – completely free of charge.
Over the years, as cancer has become more of a chronic illness, many people are coming to Gilda’s Club Westchester and staying in our programs longer. In order to meet these increased needs, we have expanded our programs to include more specialized support groups, individual and family counseling, coping skills workshops, and an array of healthy lifestyle activities and social events.
Gilda’s Club first opened to fulfill Gilda Radner’s dream that no one has to face cancer alone. When you walk through the Red Doors of our Clubhouse, located in the center of White Plains, you’ll immediately feel warm and welcomed. You will see that when you participate in our programs, your sense of control and confidence grows. We invite you to call and visit our Clubhouse and connect with Gilda’s Club Westchester – a very special place where you never have to go through cancer alone.
With warm regards

News and Events


October 21, 2021

Helping Teens Cope with Loss

The death of a loved one can be especially confusing and difficult to handle during the teenage years. Although teens understand death, it can be challenging […]
October 14, 2021

Four Things You Need to Know About Grief

Coping with your emotions following the loss of a loved one can be extremely overwhelming. Grief is a feeling that is completely normal, but oftentimes is […]
October 7, 2021

Gilda’s Club Westchester 20th Anniversary Spotlight on Judy Freeman and Essie Steckler

We’re Celebrating 20 Years! Since opening our signature red doors in 2001, Gilda’s Club Westchester has become a leading expert in the psychosocial side of cancer, […]
September 29, 2021

Gildas FitFest 2021

September 23, 2021

Gilda’s Club Westchester Addresses the Importance of “Making Treatment Decisions”

Gilda’s Club Westchester will be hosting an important informational workshop on Monday October 4 at 2:30-3:30 pm, as part of its ongoing Frankly Speaking About Cancer […]
September 17, 2021

How the Arts Can Help You Cope with Cancer

After receiving a cancer diagnosis, finding a creative outlet is an important way to help you cope. One in ten people living with cancer are affected […]
September 1, 2021

Volunteer Opportunity Now Available for Local Teens: Join Gilda’s Club Westchester’s Youth Committee

With the beginning of a new school year, come some great new opportunities!  Gilda’s Club Westchester is seeking compassionate teens who hope to volunteer and make […]
August 26, 2021

Back to School with Gilda’s CLASS

Heading back to school in just a few weeks, the children of Westchester, Rockland and Fairfield counties will face many new challenges due to the COVID-19 […]

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