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                                                                                                                                                                                       Support Groups                           t                                                                            Networking Groups
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             An opportunity to share information and experiences
                                                                                                                                                                                       You must be a Gilda’s Club Chicago                             Monday
                                                                                                                                                           CHICAGO, IL                                                                                12:00-1:30pm Wellness Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             relating to a specific diagnosis or life situation.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Member and have been placed in
                                                                                                                                                         PERMIT NO. 3209                                                                              3:30-5:00    Wellness Group (Young Adults)             Most groups are facilitated by health care professionals.
                                                                                                                                                                                       a group to attend. Please contact
                      537 North Wells                                                                                                                                                                                                                 5:30-7:00pm Wellness Group
                                                                                                                                                                                       the Adult Program Manager for group
                      Chicago, IL 60654                                                                                                                                                placement and questions.                                                                                              Bladder Cancer
                     312.464.9900                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Tuesday                                                Facilitators: Sandy Hiel, RN
                                                                                                                                                                                       Wellness Groups are weekly support                             6:00-7:30pm       Wellness Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   6:00-7:30pm       Family Group                         and Josephine Silvestre, RN in partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                       groups for men and women diagnosed with                        6:00-7:30pm       Wellness Group (Ovarian)             with Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network.
                                                                                                                                                                                       cancer.                                                                          1st and 3rd Tuesdays                 Will meet the 1st Wednesday of this month
                                                                                                                                                                                       Family Groups are weekly support groups                        Wednesday                                              Blood Cancers
                                                                                                                                                                                       for family members and friends of people                       6:00-7:30pm       Bereavement Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             A networking group for those impacted by
                                                                                                                                                                                       with cancer.                                                                                                          leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Bereavement Groups are weekly                                  6:00-7:30pm       Wellness Group                       Facilitators: Anne Reaven, MSW and Carol White, RN
                                                                                                                                                                                       support groups for family members and                                                                                 1st Wednesday of every month. 6:00 - 7:30pm
                                                                                                                                                                                       friends of people who have died of cancer.
Cancer support for the whole family, the whole time.                                                                                                                                   All support groups are facilitated by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      9:30-11:00am Wellness Group (Spanish)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1st and 3rd Saturday of Month
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Breast Cancer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Facilitators: Jennifer D. Baralli, MSN, APN-CNP
                                                                                                                                                                                       licensed mental health professionals. A                        10:30-12:00pm Wellness Group                           and Elise Lauderdale, RN
                                                                                                                                                                                       12- session commitment and placement                           10:00-11:30am Bereavement Group
                                                                                                                                                                                       in the group is required.                                                                                             3rd Wednesday of every month; 6:00 - 7:30pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Colon and Rectal Cancer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Facilitator: Ernestine Hambrick, MD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             2nd Thursday of every month; 6:30 - 8:00pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             For Men Only
                                                                                                                                                                                       Mind-Body Workshops                                       techniques and safe stretches. In the Nia Technique
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (Neuromuscular Integrative Action) portion of the           A networking group for men who have cancer

           Gilda’s Club Chicago
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 class, you will explore enjoyable, healing ways to          themselves or are supporting a spouse or partner
                                                                                                                                                                                       A Gift of Relaxation
                                                                                                                                                                                       Join us as we come together for relaxation, friendship    move to music, restore balance and harmony, and             living with cancer.
                                                                                                                                                                                       and support. Learn to use mind-body techniques to         uplift your spirits.                                        Facilitators: Steve Shields and Joe Valle
                                                                                                                                                                                       help gain control over anxiety, lower blood pressure,                                                                 1st Tuesday of every month; 6:00 - 7:30pm
                              Calendar of Events                                                                                                                                       boost the immune system and diminish pain and
                                                                                                                                                                                       nausea. (Please do not wear any perfume or strong
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Restorative Yoga
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 A relaxing class using props and chairs as needed           LGBTQ
                                                                                                                                                                                       scents to this workshop).                                 to refresh the mind and body. Ideal for people with         A networking group for LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 limited mobility.                                           Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) people who have
                                                                                                                                                                                       Gentle Yoga                                                                                                           cancer themselves or are supporting a partner living
                                                                                                                                                                                       Features gentle stretches and poses.                      Tai Chi                                                     with cancer. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 An ancient Chinese exercise combining physical              Facilitator: Mark Petroelje, M.A.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 exercise and meditation.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Nia: Release and Mobilize                                                                                             in partnership with Live Oak Chicago
                                                                                                                                                                                       In this 75-minute workshop you will be guided                                                                         3rd Wednesday of Each Month 6:00-7:30pm
                                                                                                                                                                                       through movements that will reduce pain and               Yoga
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Breathe, stretch your body and mind, develop                Living Beyond Loss
                                                                                                                                                                                       release the scar tissue that restricts normal range
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 flexibility and balance. Please wear comfortable            Losing a loved one impacts all aspects of life. Here

                                                                          December 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                       of motion, while increasing the flow of energy
                                                                                                                                                                                       throughout your body. You will learn acupressure          clothing.                                                   we talk about loss and learn tools to adjust to our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             lives after the death of a loved one.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Facilitators: Steve Shields and Diane Drever
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             3rd Tuesday of every month; 6:00 - 7:30pm
Our Mission is to create welcoming         Become a Member Today!                                               RSVP Policy                                                                                                                                                                                  A networking group for cancer survivors who are post-
communities of free support for everyone   Membership is FREE                                                   If we do not have any reservations 24 hours prior                      Activities                                                Knitting                                                    treatment (1+years) and interested in issues that arise
                                                                                                                to an activity, it may be cancelled. If you decide
living with cancer – men, women, teens                                                                                                                                                 ArtReach at Lill Street Clay Project                      Explore the wonderful world of handcrafted fibers           after treatment is completed.
and children along with their families     How do I become a member?                                            to attend at the last minute, please call ahead to
                                                                                                                                                                                       Create a work of art in clay. Glazed and fired pieces     as you learn the art of crocheting and knitting.            Facilitator: Sarah Vander Werf, LPC
                                           Attend a New Member Meeting and Complete a                           ensure availability. Reservations can be made at
                                                                                                                                                                                       can be picked up the following month. All ages            Results guaranteed in the first class!                      2nd Thursday of every month; 6:00 - 7:30pm
and friends.                               Customized Membership Plan                                           312-464-9900 or online at                                              welcome. December 10.                                     December 3, 17.
                                           RSVP and attend one of this month’s New Member                                                                                                                                                                                Polish Speaking
                                           Meetings to learn about the club and be scheduled for                                                                                       Cooking Demo                                              Look Good, Feel Better                                      A networking group for Polish-speaking people who
Gilda’s Club Chicago                       a customized membership plan in order to become a                    Come As You Are                                                        Join us for group cooking demonstrations in our           Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, Personal          have cancer themselves, or are supporting a spouse,
537 North Wells Street                     member!                                                              Gilda’s Club Chicago is a welcoming community.                         state-of-the-art kitchen featuring top Chicago chefs.     Care Products Council Foundation and the National           partner or loved one who is living with cancer.
Chicago, Illinois 60654                    New Member Meetings are held:                                                                                                               Learn new cooking techniques and cuisines, sample         Cosmetology Association. A supportive first step
                                                                                                                                                                                       good food and enjoy great conversation with fellow        toward self-confidence and emotional recovery for           Facilitator: Gosha Thornton, A.M. SW
Phone 312-464-9900                         11am-12pm         Tuesdays December 6, 20
                                           12pm-1pm          Freiays, December 2, 16, 30                                                                                               members.                                                  women who are in treatment. Free make-up kits for           3rd Saturday of every month: 11:00 - 12pm
Fax 312-464-1487                           5:30pm-6:30pm Saturdays December 3, 10, 17                                                                                                  December 13.                                                                              .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 first time participants who RSVP December 27.               Prostate Cancer                                                                                                                                                              Healing Arts                                                                                                          Facilitators: Phil and Cassandra Hoffer in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Spirituality Workshop
                                            Parking Discounted parking available with these three options:                                                                             An exciting program instructed and facilitated by         Vishnu Jorge Espinel                                        partnership with Us TOO
Hours of Operation                             *Ohio Street Parking Lot at 224 W. Ohio                           Mid City Parking, Inc. at 305 W. Ontario
                                                                                                                                                                                       Jordi Pedrola. Mr. Pedrola is a fine                      Does spirituality make a difference in our lives? What’s    3rd Thursday of every month; 6:00 - 7:30pm
Monday - Thursday 9am to 8pm                                                                                                                                                           artist from Spain who has used different artistic         the difference between spirituality and religion? In this
                                               $8 for up to 3 hours                                              Mon.-Fri. between 8am-4pm: $4 for up to 2 hours                       media in helping individuals develop their artistic       monthly workshop series, Vishnu Jorge Espinel will          Young Women with Breast Cancer
Friday 9am to 5pm                              $10 for up to 12 hours                                            Mon.-Thurs. after 4pm: $11 for up to 12 hours                         expression. No prior artistic skills required; just the   facilitate a discussion on spirituality, what it is, and    Facilitated by The Young Survival Coalition
Saturday 9am to 3pm                            McDonald’s Parking Lot at 500 N. Clark                            Fri. & Sat. after 4pm: $14 for up to 12 hours                         desire to express yourself. December 3, 17.               how it impacts the lives of those living with cancer.       2nd Tuesday of every month; 6:00 - 7:30pm
                                               $8 for first 2 hours with validated ticket                                                                                                                                                        December 17.
Closed Sundays.
                                            *These rates are available Mon.-Sat. and members will pay up-front and bring their tickets to the club where we will stamp and keep them
                                            Need help getting to Gilda’s Club programs at the Clubhouse or hospital sites? Contact program staff at (312) 464-9900
                                            for more information.
      Lectures & Workshops
                                                               Programming for children and teens                                                                                                                 DECEMBER 2011
Clean Cuisine with Centered Chef                               Harris Theater Family Series Presentation:
presents: Antioxidant Rich Cooking                             Harold and Purple Crayon
                                                               Co-Presented with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
                                                                                                                                       Monday                               Tuesday                              Wednesday                        Thursday 1                               Friday              2              Saturday 3
Ryan Hutmacher                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       9:00-10:30 Yoga
Chef/Owner                                                     Harold and the Purple Crayon: A Dance Adventure is back by                                                                                                                    6:00-7:30 t Wellness Group          9:30-11:00 Yoga                     9:30-11:00    Wellness Group (Spanish)
                                                               popular demand! Crockett Johnson’s Harold and the Purple                                                                                                                      6:00-7:00 Clean Cuisine             12:00-1:00 New Member               10:00-11:00   t Kids Bereavement
Centered Chef
                                                               Crayon tells the story of a young boy named Harold, who,                                                                                                                                                                                              10:00-11:30   Knitting
Learn recipes for foods that contain vitamins,
                                                               equipped with his purple crayon and an infinite imagination,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       with Centered                        Meeting                  10:00-11:30   t Bereavement Group
polyphenols, minerals and carotenoids that protect             choreographs his own adventures. Audience participation is                                                                                                                              Chef Presents:                                                10:30-12:00   t Wellness Group
against inflammation and help neutralize free radicals.        encouraged! Tickets are first come, first served and limited                                                                                                                            Antioxidant Rich                                              11:00-12:00   Restorative Yoga
December 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Cooking                                                       11:15-12:30   Kid Support
                                                               to 4 per family. Transportation will not be provided from the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             6:00-7:30 t Family Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     12:00-1:00    Tai Chi
                                                               club. Please contact the Noogieland Coordinator if you are                                                                                                                                                                                            2:00          Harris Theater Family
Starting A Family After Cancer:                                interested. December 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Series Presentation:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Harold and Purple
Information, Options, Support, and                             Kids Bereavement is a support group for children,                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Crayon
Hope                                                           ages 4-12, who have experienced the death of a loved one
Kristin Smith                                                  from cancer. Children will develop an understanding of
Division of Fertility Preservation
Oncofertility Consortium                    
                                                               death and loss. They will have an opportunity to share
                                                               feelings and learn new methods to cope with life and family         11:00-12:00 A Gift of
                                                                                                                                                                5     5:30-6:30
                                                                                                                                                                                 New Member Meeting
                                                                                                                                                                                 Starting A Family     6                              7                                     8                                  9     9:00-10:30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Yoga                10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ArtReach at Lill Street
                                                                                                                                                                                 After Cancer:                                               6:00-7:30 NG: Post Treatment        9:30-11:00 Yoga
Designed for women or men to gather and share                  changes. December 3, 10, 17                                                     Relaxation                        Information, Options,       6:00-7:30 NG: Blood Cancers                                                                                           Clay Project
questions, concerns and get information about options                                                                              12:00-1:30 t Wellness                         Support, and Hope           6:00-7:30 t Bereavement Group   6:00-7:30 t Wellness Group          5:00-8:00 Disco                     10:00-11:00   t Kids Bereavement
                                                               Kid Support is a peer support group for children (ages 4-12)                                                                                                                                                                                          10:00-11:30   t Bereavement Group
for starting a family after cancer. Offered in collaboration                                                                                   Group                  6:00-7:30 NG For Men Only              6:00-7:30 NG: Bladder Cancer    6:30-8:00 NG: Colon/Rectal                     Wonderland!              10:30-12:00   t Wellness Group
with The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center           who have a loved one with cancer or have cancer themselves.
                                                                                                                                   3:30-5:00    t Wellness Group      6:00-7:30 tWellness Group                                                        Cancer                                                        11:00-12:00   New Member Meeting
and the Oncofertility Consortium. December 6                   This 10-week group offers an opportunity to make friends                                               6:00 -7:30 tFamily Group                                               6:30-7:30 Aikido: Cut the
                                                                                                                                               (Young Adults)                                                                                                                                                        11:00-12:00   Restorative Yoga
                                                               and learn skills to help live with the stresses of cancer. Please                                      6:00-7:30 t Wellness Group (Overian)                                             Cancer                                                        11:15-12:30   t Kid Support
                                                               contact Jamie Mazer at 312-464-9900 for more information.           5:30-6:45    Nia: Release
Using Music with Guided Imagery for                                                                                                                                   6:30-7:30 Using Music with Guided                                                                                                              12:00-1:00    Tai Chi
                                                               December 3, 10, 17                                                               and Mobilize                     Imagery for Relaxation,                                                                                                             12:30-2:00    NG: Parenting through
Relaxation, Stress Reducation and                                                                                                  5:30-7:00    t Wellness Group                 Stress Reducation and                                                                                                                             Cancer
Overall Wellness                                               Parenting through Cancer Networking Group                           7:00-8:30    Yoga                             Overall Wellness                                                                                                                    12:30-2:00    Noogie Days

Louise Dimiceli-Mitran, MT-BC, LPC, FAMI                       This group is open for parents of children under 18 and designed
Music Therapist
Music therapy research supports the use of music for
                                                               to help parents who have cancer themselves, a spouse or child
                                                               with cancer or are parenting through the death of a loved one.                                 12                                    13                               14                                15                                   16       9:00-10:30 Yoga                   17
                                                               December 10                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           9:30-11:00 Wellness Group (Spanish)
relaxation, stress reduction and wellness. What kind of                                                                            11:00-12:00 A Gift of Relaxation   6:00-7:00 Cooking Demo:                10:30-11:30 Gentle Yoga         6:00-7:00   Teen Talk               9:30-11:00 Yoga                     10:00-11:00 t Kids Bereavement
music, how and when to use it will be discussed in this        Noogie Days is a fun-filled afternoon of arts and crafts            12:00-1:30 t Wellness Group                  Exec Chef James              4:00-7:00   A Very Noogie       6:00-7:30   NG: Post Treatment      12:00-1:00 New Member               10:00-11:30   t Bereavement Group
presentation. A live experience will be provided.              offered in partnership with the Junior League’s Connecting          3:30-5:00 t Wellness Group                   Gotwald, Rockit                          Holiday Party       6:00-7:30   t Wellness Group                   Meeting                  10:00-11:30   Knitting
December 6                                                                                                                                                                      Bar and Grill                                                                                                                        10:00-2:00    Healing Arts
                                                               Kids to the Arts program. December 10                                           (Young Adults)                                                                                6:30-8:00   NG: Colon/Rectal                                            10:30-12:00   t Wellness Group
                                                                                                                                   5:30-6:45 Nia: Release and         6:00-7:30 NG: Young                                                                Cancer                                                      11:00-12:00   New Member Meeting
Aikido: Cut the Cancer                                         Teen Talk is a support group for teens living with a cancer                     Mobilize                         Women with                                                                                                                           11:00-12:00   NG: Polish Speaking
                                                                                                                                   5:30-7:00 t Wellness Group
Aikido is a Japanese martial art that is defined as “the       diagnosis and teens who have a loved one or friend with a                                                        Breast Cancer                                                                                                                        11:00-12:00   Restorative Yoga
way of harmonizing energy”. The study of Aikido                cancer diagnosis. Please contact Jamie if you are interested
                                                                                                                                   7:00-8:30 Yoga                     6:00-7:30 t Wellness Group                                                                                                                     12:00-1:00    Tai Chi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   t Kid Support
                                                                                                                                                                      6:00-7:30 t Family Group
teaches one to develop an awareness of the unity of mind       in joining this group. December  15                                                                                                                                                                                                                   11:15-12:30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1:00-2:30     Spirituality Workshop
and body to help facilitate our application into our daily
                                                               Supervised Play is available when you want to come to
stresses with “living calmness”. Students take part in
low impact physical and mental exercises designed to
                                                               an event but don’t know what to do about the kids. Bring
                                                               your children to Noogieland where they will be entertained                                     19                                    20                               21                                22                                   23                                         24
strengthen the body and sharpen the mind through the           and supported while you participate in other activities. You
                                                                                                                                   11:00-12:00 A Gift of              5:30-6:30 New Member
study of the wooden sword (bokken), breathing exercises        must RSVP at least 3 weekdays in advance to ensure your                          Relaxation                       Meeting                     6:00-7:30 t Bereavement         6:00-7:30 t Wellness Group
and meditation. December 8                                     child is well supervised.                                           12:00-1:30 t Wellness Group        6:00-7:30 NG: Living                             Group                 6:00-7:30 Christmas Music
                                                                                                                                   3:30-5:00    t Wellness Group                 Beyond Loss                 6:00-7:30 NG: Breast Cancer               in the Movies
Lotsa Pasta- Make Your Own Pasta                               Mitten Mania                                                                    (Young Adults)         6:00-7:30 t Wellness Group             6:00-7:30 NG: LGBTQ
Class                                                          Swing on in to play games, decorate mittens and make-               5:30-6:45    Nia: Release          6:00-7:30 t Family Group               6:30-7:30 Grace Notes                                                  CLUB CLOSES AT 3 FOR                      CLUB CLOSED FOR
Learn how to make your own, healthy, home-made                 your-own delicious hot chocolate! December 27                                    and Mobilize          6:00-7:30 t Wellness Group                       Musical                                                        WINTER HOLIDAYS                         WINTER HOLIDAYS
                                                                                                                                   5:30-7:00    t Wellness Group                (Ovarian)                              Performance
pasta in this family-friendly cooking class. Learn how
fun cooking can be and the homework is delicious!                              Special Events                                      7:00-8:30    Yoga
December 28                                                    Disco Wonderland

                                                               Our 2011 Holiday Soirée for adults only is sure to be a hit
CancerCare Connect® Workshops                                  this year! DJ Warner Saunders, Jr. spins the disco hits while
                                                               everyone enjoys the hors d’oeurves and festivity. Come                                         26                                      27                             28                                29                                   30
Gilda’s Club Chicago hosts this free telephone                                                                                                                        2:00-4:00 Look Good, Feel              1:00-3:00 Lotsa Pasta-
educational series. Workshops are free one-hour                shake your groove thing! December 9                                                                              Better                                 Make Your Own         1:00-4:00 Winter Movie              9:30-11:00 Yoga
conference calls presented by cancer experts from around                                                                                                              1:00-3:00 Mitten Mania                           Pasta Class                     Marathon                  12:00-1:00 New Member
the country. Bring your lunch, listen and learn.               A Very Noogie Holiday Party
                                                               Gilda’s Club Chicago invites families to bring their                                                                                                                                                                         Meeting
December 6: Dealing with the Side Effects of Metastatic        children to this fun-filled evening of activities celebrating
Prostate Cancer Treatments Part II of Living with              the winter holidays! To receive a goody bag please RSVP                  CLUB CLOSED FOR                                                                                                                                                                    CLUB CLOSED FOR
Metastatic Prostate Cancer: What’s New in Men’s Health         to Jamie by Friday, December 9. December 14                              WINTER HOLIDAYS                                                                                                                                                                   NEW YEARS HOLIDAY
                                                                                                                                                                        CLUB CLOSES AT 5PM FOR                 CLUB CLOSES AT 5PM FOR         CLUB CLOSES AT 5PM FOR
December 7: Taking Your Pills on Schedule—                     Grace Notes Musical Performance                                                                             WINTER HOLIDAYS                        WINTER HOLIDAYS                WINTER HOLIDAYS
Adherence: Sharing Responsibility for Your Care                Join fellow members for a musical treat! The Grace Notes
                                                               will perform Irish music and holiday songs for your

December 8: Managing the Costs of Living With                  listening pleasure! December 21
December 9: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Coping                 Christmas Music in the Movies                                                               Closed Group, please                                                                                     Can’t make it to 537 North Wells Street?
                                                               Please join us for this fun presentation where we sing some                                 contact the club for                          Need help getting to Gilda’s                               Try the Red Door at a hospital near you!
with Loss of Strength
                                                               of our favorite holiday songs and watch great moments in                                    placement                                     Club programs at the Clubhouse
December 16: Update on Lymphoma from the 2011                  holiday films. Free DVD giveaways and popcorn provided!                                                                                   or hospital sites?                            Hospital Locations: Advocate Illinois Masonic • Children’s Memorial
American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual                    December 22                                                                                                                               Contact program staff at                       Hospital • John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County • Robert H.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         (312) 464-9900 for more                      Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University • Rush
Meeting                                                                                                                                                    Free *CEU’s available
                                                               Winter Movie Marathon                                                                                                                     information.                                   University Medical Center • University of Chicago Medical Center •
                                                               Come enjoy popcorn and movie snacks while being
                                                                                                                                                           for social workers &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    University of Illinois Chicago Medical Center
                                                               entertained by our hand-picked holiday movie selections:                                    counselors
                                                               A Muppet Christmas Carol, Gremlins, and National
                                                               Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. December 29

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