– 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.

A cancer diagnosis can unleash a storm of emotions, questions and unexpected discoveries, not just for the person with cancer, but for the whole family and even their friends. We are looking for honest, detailed, personal essays by young writers who demonstrate an authentic ability to move readers by sharing their experience with cancer.

Applicants must be current high school 11th – 12th graders residing in the Gilda’s Club Quad Cities service area.

Application submissions are due February 1, 2019. Applications and the complete list of requirements are available online at www.gildasclubqc.org/teenessay, at Gilda’s Club (1234 East River Drive, Davenport) or by calling Kelly Craft at (563) 326-7504.

Recipients will be recognized on Friday, March 15 at the Maddie Poppe concert hosted by Gilda’s Club Quad Cities. Recipients will be chosen by a panel of celebrity judges:

• Denise Hnytka, Co-Anchor, News 8 WQAD

• Paula Sands, Co-Anchor, KWQC & Paula Sands Live

• John Marx, Columnist, The Dispatch/Rock Island Argus

The “It’s Always Something” teen essay contest is open now! For questions or more information, visit www.gildasclubqc.org/teenessay or call Kelly Craft at 563-326-7504.

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.

Premium Content: