Gilda's Club Evansville, an affiliate of the Cancer Support Community, is dedicated to providing support, education and hope to all people impacted by cancer, family members and friends of those diagnosed, children, and people who have lost someone to cancer.


Gilda's Club Evansville provides a gathering place where people with cancer, as well as their families and friends, or people that have lost someone to cancer, can join with others to actively involve themselves in building social and emotional support as a supplement to regular medical care. Our evidence-based programming includes support groups, healthy lifestyle workshops, mind-body classes, social activities, educational lectures and community resource information.

We build community, so we can take on cancer together.

Vision: That no one should have to face cancer alone.

Mission: To ensure all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community.

Core Values:

Commitment to Excellence

Gilda's Club is committed to evidence-based practice and organizational excellence in mission delivery.

An Essential Part of Care

Gilda's Club believes that caring for the whole person and family is an essential part of quality cancer care and that all people affected by cancer should be made aware of and have access to psychosocial care as part of cancer treatment and survivorship.

No Charge for Services

Gilda's Club endeavors to provide programs at no charge to our participants, thanks to our generous donors.

Collective Wisdom and Individual Experience

Gilda's Club encourages members and participants to share their own experiences and expertise, because it creates collective wisdom that, in turn, enriches the community as a whole.

Empowerment Through Community

Gilda's Club believes that members can become empowered to improve their health and well-being through opportunities in a community setting in which they gain knowledge, control and a connection to others.

Respect and Inclusivity

Gilda's Club is respectful and welcoming to all people touched by cancer with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Participants are invited to "come as you are" in an environment that welcomes humor, honors learning and encourages meaningful exchange with others.


Ann Moore

Gilda's Club Evansville was inspired by the vision of Ann Moore who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and dreamed of a local community of support for herself, family and friends. It is due to the dedication of Ann, her husband Randy, and their ever-expanding circle of friends that Gilda's Club Evansville officially opened our Red Door on February 6, 2014; making Ann's dream a reality.

In 4 short years, over 12,000 people have walked through our red door...finding hope, strength, and support for themselves and those they love by participating in support groups, educational workshops, healthy lifestyle activities and social connections.

Ann Moore