EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Sunday is Gilda’s Club night at Bosse Field as they celebrate the past five years of serving the community.
The day was all about fun, reminding everyone that a cancer diagnosis doesn’t mean you can’t have fun.
“It just makes a person like me, a survivor, feel loved and wanted even if I feel like I’m not whole,” said survivor Juliza Dillehay.
Gilda’s Club does a variety of things for our community including summer camps for kids battling cancer, creating support groups and holding educational workshops.
“If they weren’t here, I wouldn’t know how to talk to my children about what I had to go through," said Dillehay. "About all the stuff I am still going through. I wouldn’t have the resources to explain to them how to better take care of me”.
Gilda’s vision is that no one should have to battle cancer alone and Sunday is just another example of how getting people together for fun can do that.
“There’s 175 locations in the U.S. We’re a part of the National Cancer Support Community, so we’re backed by research and we’re backed by the strength of that, but we are 100 percent community funded,” said development director Amy Mangold.
Gilda’s Club will receive a donation based on the number of tickets sold on Sunday.