Gilda’s Club Recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month worldwide, and the Gilda’s Club of the Quad Cities is helping people deal with the cancer.
In December of 2012, Teresa Saltsman was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was hard for her to talk about with her husband Rick and her son Eric. Two weeks after the diagnosis, Saltsman started to lose her hair.
“It was hard, but I wanted to assure [my family] that I was going to beat it,” Saltsman said.
The Gilda’s Club of the Quad Cities is a place where people go to get emotional help during the disease. The Gilda’s Club is free of charge to people dealing with any type of cancer.
“So we try to make it as homey as possible,” Gilda’s Club worker Paige Nagle said.
The Gilda’s Club has activities throughout the week that people can enjoy. To donate to Gilda’s Club of the Quad Cities, click here.