The Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation was established in 2004, in loving memory of Gloria Gemma, two years after this wife and mother-of-nine lost her courageous fight against breast cancer.  A devout woman, Gloria instilled in her children strong family values and the importance of helping people in need. Through their grief, Gloria’s children realized they needed to do something to help fight this horrific disease.  They knew that more awareness, better education and increased funding for critical breast health programs could help women and men detect breast tumors earlier, ultimately saving lives.

In 2008, the Foundation opened its Resource and Wellness Center, and Gloria’s eldest daughter, Maria Gemma-Corcelli was named the executive director.  Through the tireless efforts of Maria and her dedicated staff, the Foundation has developed and implemented numerous programs and services for people living with breast cancer. 

The Foundation has a family atmosphere where hugs are plentiful and emotions are never judged.  We are here to help all people who are living with breast cancer, which includes patients, survivors, family members, and friends.  We want you to know that you are not alone, and we are here to help.

Please take a moment to look at the free programs and services currently being offered, by clicking here.

For more information, please call 401-861-HERO (4376) or email info@gloriagemma.org.

our mission

To raise breast cancer awareness, increase breast health education, enhance the quality of life for breast cancer patients, as well as their families and friends, and generate funding for local breast health programs