Gilda’s Club Kentuckiana holds back-to-school bash for kids affected by cancer

Gilda’s Club Kentuckiana helps students prepare for the school year by hosting the Back-to-School Bash on August 14. The bash was held at two separate events in the morning at Gilda’s Club West and in the afternoon at GCK headquarters.

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The organization has given away prizes and goodie bags to children aged 5-17 who are dealing with cancer in one way or another. Kids were also given a ticket to get a free treat at an ice cream truck at the event. The Louisville Free Public Library Book Mobile was also on site.

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Organizers said events like this expand the community of people affected by cancer.

“Gilda’s Club is a cancer support community. So we believe the community is stronger than cancer,” said Karen Morrison, President and CEO of Gilda’s Club Kentuckiana, “and we know that for all of these families living with cancer, there isn’t a choice they would make, especially when children are involved. . But how you deal with it is a choice, and that’s what matters to us.”

According to the organization, GCK offers a place where children and adults with cancer (and their families and friends) build social and emotional support together with others in addition to medical care. As of March 2020, GCK now offers more than 180 virtual program offers per month online, all free and available to men, women, teens and children with cancer around the world.

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