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


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 28, 2021

Registration for the Gilda’s Annual Golf & Tennis is Open! New This Year

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 […]

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