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Gilda’s club Grand Rapids to host walk, block party on city’s west side

Gilda’s club Grand Rapids to host walk, block party on city’s west side

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Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids is hosting the annual West Side Walk for Gilda’s on Saturday, Sept. 17, to honor the thousands of lives impacted through Gilda’s Club’s FREE cancer and grief programming.

The noncompetitive and peer to peer fundraising walk will begin with an opening ceremony at 11 a.m. and takes place at Gilda’s clubhouse, located at 1806 Bridge St. NW. After the 1.5 mile walk, there will be a post-walk after party.
While there is no fee to register for the walk, participants are encouraged to raise money. This year Gilda’s Club hopes to raise $100,000 to help fund their free cancer and grief emotional health program. Walkers are invited to set up a personalized individual or team fundraising website: by calling 616-453- 8300 or registering online:

Individuals unable to attend the event in person, but still wish to support are encouraged to register as a virtual walker or donate online at

WHAT: West Side Walk for Gilda’s

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m.

(Registration is at 10 a.m. with the walk starting at 11 a.m.)

WHERE: Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids Clubhouse
1806 Bridge St. NW, Grand Rapids, 49504

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About Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids

Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids provides free emotional healthcare to children, adults, families and friends on any kind of cancer journey or those grieving the death of someone in their life due to any cause. Its comprehensive program, delivered by licensed mental health professionals, meets individuals where they are, when they need it, with a variety of social and emotional support options to choose from, including support groups, educational opportunities as well as healthy lifestyle and social activities.

Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids runs entirely on charitable donations and currently provides in-person, virtual and hybrid support options through its clubhouses in Grand Rapids and Lowell, Mich., and community programs in various schools and community centers. An affiliate of the Cancer Support Community – the largest professionally led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide, Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids is independently owned and locally operated. At Gilda’s Club no one faces cancer or grief alone. For more information, visit

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