Cancer Support Community study shows barriers Americans with cancer face in access and coverage


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Scherenschnitte - Paper cutting craft workshop on Sunday, April 6th
Try out this traditional German craft and creative a festive spring design with expert teacher Keith Bonnstetter! Two sessions:12:30-1:30 and 2:00-3:00. Pre-registration and pre-payment required! Call Kelly at 563-322-8844 today!
member: $15, non-member: $20
ages 12 & up - materials provided

Eiermarkt Spring Craft Fair!
Saturday, April 12th 10-3pm
Free admission to the fair, many vendors!
Featuring: Pysanky Eggs with Zion Eggheads, Alpaca yarn and English Angora Rabbits with Chanin Schallert, Wood carvings by Dennis Carlson, terrariums & book art by Meghan Hollister, Jewelry from Pauline Wagner, Mary Talbert's crafts, hot cross buns from Anita Holst, Sausage from Tony's Market, Decorated eggs by Marilyn Miller, Pies & cookies from Janice Claeys, hot pretzels, carved eggshells from Gloria Fine, Jill Larkin representing Jamberry, hand-crafted baby items from Kathy Cooper, and more!

Osterbrunnen- German Easter Fountains presentation by Kathi Hofmann on 
Sunday, April 13th 2pm
Learn about German Easter Traditions and see beautiful images of Osterbrunnen- elaborated decorated fountains!

Davenport, IA- Crafts! Food! Eggs! The German American Heritage Center will be hosting an "Eiermarkt" or Egg Market Spring Craft Fair on Saturday, March 23rd from 10 am until 3pm. Local and regional vendors will be selling their springtime wares including decorated eggs, carvings, baked goods, and much more! Free admission to the Eiermarkt!

To become a vendor, please call soon, there are only a few tables left!!!

GAHC is located at 712 W.2nd St. Davenport, IA. Call 563-322-8844, visit, or email for details!

Gilda's Club and Genesis Cancer Care Institute are partnering to offer Cancer Transitions™ is a free 2 hour, six-week workshop designed to help cancer survivors make the transition from active treatment to post-treatment care.  Expert panelists including physicians, nutritionists and fitness experts will discuss exercise tailored to each participant's abilities, training in relaxation and stress management and tips for nutritious eating. Cancer Transitions will answer many of your questions about cancer survivorship post-cancer treatment.  The course covers the following topics:

Session 1: Get Back to Wellness: Take Control of Your Survivorship

Session 2: Exercise for Wellness: Customized Exercise

Session 3: Emotional Health and Well-Being: From Patient to Survivor

Session 4: Nutrition Beyond Cancer

Session 5: Medical Management Beyond Cancer: What You Need to Know

Session 6: Life Beyond Cancer

Date: Wednesday, March 7 (meets for 6 weeks)

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Gilda's Club Quad Cities, 1234 E. River Dr,  Davenport, IA 52803

Contact for more information or to sign up: Melissa Wright, 563-326-7504 or

Cancer Transitions is a program of the Cancer Support Community and LiveStrong™

Ask the Doctor about updates on Lymphoma Treatment Options

Presented by:

Brian K. Link, M.D.

Department of Internal Medicine

The University of Iowa

200 Hawkins Drive

Iowa City, Iowa


Program Overview

  • Lymphoma Overview

  • Treatment Options

  • Research Updates

  • Question and Answer Session


Dinner will be provided for all registered attendees.


Date and Time:

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Networking: 6:00 p.m.

Program: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.



Gilda's Club Quad Cities

1234 East River Drive

Davenport, Iowa 52803


Additional Information:

This program is offered free-of-charge to lymphoma patients, survivors and their loved ones; however, pre-registration is required. To register call (800) 500-9976 or (563) 326-7504. Sponsored by the Lymphoma Research Foundation.

In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month Gilda's Club will host a workshop for women with advanced breast cancer.  

The program will focus on the needs of women newly diagnosed with advanced (metastatic) breast cancer, and also includes information relevant to women who have lived two to five years with metastatic breast cancer.  This free workshop will take place on October 30 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. This will include dinner.

Women can and do live for years with metastatic cancer.  This workshop will give those living with breast cancer, as well as their families, the opportunity to learn more about the disease and develop the skills necessary to become an active and informed partner with their treatment team.

The speaker will be Dr. Susannah Friemel, Oncologist, with Hematology Medical Oncology.  For questions or to register please call 563-326-7504.

Frankly Speaking About Advanced Breast Cancer is created by The Wellness Community - National in collaboration with Living Beyond Breast Cancer and made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline Oncology, AstraZeneca and Abraxis.

In observation of Breast Cancer Awareness Month Gilda's Club Quad Cities is hosting a workshop for women with HER2-positive Breast Cancer.  

HER2-positive breast cancer is a breast cancer that tests positive for a protein called human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2), which promotes the growth of cancer cells. In about one of every three breast cancers, the cancer cells make an excess of HER2 due to a gene mutation. This gene mutation can occur in many types of cancer – not only breast cancer.

HER2-positive breast cancers tend to be more aggressive than other types of breast cancer. They're also less responsive to hormone treatment. However, new treatments that specifically target HER2 are proving to be very effective.

The workshop is called HER Story and will be October 7 at 5:30 p.m. For this workshop will have two guest speakers.  Amber is a HER Story patient Ambassador who was only 32 years old, with two pre-school daughters, when a nagging pain in her shoulder subsequently led to a breast cancer diagnosis in 2006.  She is the educational coordinator at her church and handled her diagnosis at the same time that she had a serious issue at home to deal with. We will also have an oncology nurse specialist to answer your questions. Refreshments and appetizers will be served.

For questions or to register for this free program call Gilda's Club at 563-326-7504.

This workshop is sponsored by Genetech BioOncology.

Craft Fair

Members of Gilda's Club will host a craft fair with proceeds benefiting the club. Hand crafted items and baked goods will be for sale. The craft fair will be held 11:00 to 1:00 p.m on Saturday, October 11, 2008 at Gilda's Club, 1234 E. River Drive, Davenport, Iowa, and there is no admission fee. For questions please call 563-326-7504.
Noogiefest, the annual Halloween party for area kids will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2008 from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m. at Gilda's Club Quad Cities, 1234 E. River Drive, Davenport, Iowa. The event is open to the public and free. Children of all ages can go from room to room to participate in games, crafts and a cake walk. Children are encouraged to wear their costumes and must be accompanied by an adult. Pizza and beverages will also be provided. For more information call 563-326-7504.