DAVENPORT, IOWA (March 8, 2019) — Gilda’s Club Quad Cities is excited to announce the following recipients, awarded $1,000 each, of the It’s Always Something Teen Essay Contest:

  • Gabriela Loiz, Davenport, Iowa
  • Ryan Lukkarinen, Muscatine, Iowa

One of the receiving students is a cancer survivor. The other was impacted by a family diagnosis.

– Gilda’s Club is proud to present their “It’s Always Something” teen essay contest. Two, $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students impacted by cancer – whether it is themselves, a parent, sibling, other relative or friend with the diagnosis.

September 25, 2018 (Davenport, Iowa) – Calling all Quad City divas! Diamonds & Divas, the popular ladies’ night out event, is back! Join Gilda’s Club Quad Cities and NormaLeah Ovarian Cancer Initiative on Thursday, September 27 at Jumer’s Casino & Hotel for a night filled with pampering stations, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, chocolate fountain and a whole lot of fun!

Feb. 14, 2018 (Davenport, Iowa) – Come dressed as your favorite “Saturday Night Live” character as we celebrate Gilda Radner and her vision of providing free support, laughter and hope to those who have been impacted by cancer during the 19th annual Gilda’s Run for Laughs presented by UnityPoint Health-Trinity in the District of Rock Island on Saturday, April 28 beginning at 8am.

Gilda’s Club Quad Cities CEO Sally Werner was promoted to Senior Vice President of Affiliate Relations at Cancer Support Community, of which Gilda’s Club Quad Cities is an affiliate.

Joy McMeekan, Gilda’s Club Development Director, was named Interim Executive Director in October 2017. After an extensive external and internal candidate search, the Board of Directors named McMeekan CEO of Gilda’s Club Quad Cities effective February 19, 2018.

March 21, 2018 (Davenport, Iowa) – The force is strong for this trivia night. Put your “Star Wars” knowledge to the test and join Gilda’s Club as they host a “Star Wars” themed trivia night on Friday, May 4 at the Knights of Columbus, 1111 W 35th St. Davenport!

Feb. 16, 2018 (Muscatine, Iowa) – Gilda’s Club will host its fourth annual Runway Red Benefit on Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 2 – 4 pm at The Rendezvous (3127 Lucas Street, Muscatine, IA). The event includes a style show, light hors d’oeuvres, wine and raffle drawings.