MOLINE, ILLINOIS (September 8, 2021) — Gilda’s Club Quad Cities will host Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Chronic Blood Cancer — a free workshop to build awareness among patients and caregivers about Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) and Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML), and how to foster an open dialogue with your health care team about treatment options, side effect management, and living with chronic blood cancers. Susannah P Friemel MD will present this workshop on Wednesday, September 29, 6-7:30PM, at Gilda’s Club Quad Cities, 600 John Deere Road, Suite 101, Moline, Illinois 61265. Dinner for in-person attendees will start at 5:30PM.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Chronic Blood Cancer streamlines crucial resources available to people impacted by cancer. Created by Cancer Support Community, this workshop includes a complimentary copy of the booklet Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Chronic Blood Cancer.

Participants can attend in-person or via Zoom. Boxed Meal will be provided for in-person attendees. RSVP required. Advance registration is required. To register, please call 563-326-7504 or visit This workshop will also be broadcast via Facebook Live at

The Workshop will include:

  • Susannah P Friemel MD with Iowa Cancer Specialists

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Chronic Blood Cancer is made possible through unrestricted educational grants from AbbVie, Takeda, and Bristol Myers Squibb.

The Cancer Support Community (CSC) is a global non-profit network of 175 locations, including CSC and Gilda's Club centers, health-care partnerships, and satellite locations that deliver more than $50 million in free support services to patients and families. In addition, CSC administers a toll-free helpline and produces award-winning educational resources that reach more than one million people each year. Formed in 2009 by the merger of The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club, CSC also conducts cutting-edge research on the emotional, psychological, and financial journey of cancer patients. In addition, CSC advocates at all levels of government for policies to help individuals whose lives have been disrupted by cancer. In January 2018, CSC welcomed Denver-based non-profit MyLifeLine, a digital community that includes more than 30,000 patients, caregivers, and their supporters, which will enable CSC to scale its digital services in an innovative, groundbreaking way. For more information, visit

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