Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Launches "Glimpse of Gilda's" Club
Lake Forest Hospital April 03, 2007
LAKE FOREST, IL – Local cancer patients, their families and friends will have a special new education and support program available to them. Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital is joining forces with Gilda’s Club Chicago, the local affiliate of the worldwide organization that provides emotional and social support to men, women and children with cancer and those close to them. Free of charge and nonprofit, Gilda's Club Chicago offers support and networking groups, lectures, workshops and social events in a warm and welcoming setting as a supplement to medical care.
“We are taking advantage of their expertise and their willingness to reach out to our community,” says Karline Peal, director of the Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Center for Advanced Radiation Medicine.
Gilda’s Club Chicago has scheduled three presentations this spring on Mondays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the community education rooms of the Hunter Family Center for Women’s Health at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, 660 N. Westmoreland Road:
April 30 – “Emotional Responses to Cancer” presented by Angela Fadragas, AM, LCSW, program director, Gilda’s Club Chicago
May 21 – “The New Normal: Life After Cancer” presented by Carolyn Utech, LCSW, a cancer survivor and Gilda’s Club Chicago group facilitator
June 25 – “Cancer and the Family” presented by Nicole Boehne, LCPC, ATR, Noogieland children’s program coordinator, Gilda’s Club Chicago
Please call (847) 535-8500 to register for these free programs.
Gilda’s Club was founded in memory of Gilda Radner, whose astonishing comedic career – best known for portraying such characters as Rosanne Rosannadanna, Emily Litella and Lisa Loopner during the early days of Saturday Night Live – was cut short when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1986. Recognizing how integral the support experience was to her treatment, Radner's dream was to develop a community where anyone with cancer would receive the kind of support she had found. Radner's cancer was diagnosed too late for effective treatment, and she died in 1989. For more information on Gilda’s Club Chicago visit the website*.