MOLINE, ILLINOIS (September 27, 2021) — Gilda’s Club is hosting a free educational program entitled “Breast Cancer Art Project” for anyone impacted by breast cancer on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 12-1:30PM, at Gilda’s Club Quad Cities Moline Clubhouse located at 600 John Deere Road, Moline, Illinois, 61265.

Join Gilda's Club Quad Cities and Mallory Shotwell for an art workshop designed for people impacted by breast cancer. This includes previvors (people with high-risk or high family history), people who currently have breast cancer, and people who have survived breast cancer. Participants will connect, talk, laugh, share, and make art for themselves and if desired, for the art to be donated to the Breast Cancer Art Project. Art practices are centered around art therapy, feelings, and various elements of the breast cancer experience.

Materials needed for virtual participants: paper of any kind, pencils, and pens. If desired, participants may also use colored pencils, collage, watercolor, oil pastels, or other art mediums.

Mallory Shotwell is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, and educator based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Shotwell’s current body of work is a visual articulation of the breast-cancer experience spanning across the Midwest. Shotwell is grateful to be a curator and Studio Arts Program Manager for Lions and Rabbits, based in Grand Rapids.

This program is being offered in a hybrid model. The artist will be virtual. Attendees can register to attend in-person or via Zoom. Registration is REQUIRED.

Anyone impacted by cancer is invited to attend. Registration is required at For questions, please call Gilda’s Club at 563-326-7504 or e-mail

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About Gilda’s Club

Free of charge, Gilda’s Club Quad Cities provides support, education, and hope to all people affected by cancer. As a Cancer Support Community affiliate, we are part of the largest employer of psychosocial oncology mental-health professionals in the United States. Our global network brings the highest-quality cancer-support to the millions of people touched by cancer.

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