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creative programs

We offer numerous creative programs that are designed to promote mind-body-spirit healing for cancer patients, survivors, and loved ones. We understand that a diagnosis of breast cancer reaches beyond the patient to the entire family, and that breast cancer is as much an emotional disease, as it is a physical one.

Our programs are created based on the needs of the people we serve, and include healing arts, therapeutic writing, and horticultural therapy, just to name a few.

All of our creative programs are free to people living with breast cancer, and programs currently being offered can be found on our Monthly Programs Calendar. Registration is required for some programs, while other programs are “drop in.” If you have questions regarding the programs being offered or ideas for new programs, please contact us at info@gloriagemma.org or call 401-861-HERO (4376).

educational workshops

The educational programs offered by our organization are meant to promote good health and reduce the risk of a recurrence. These programs include classes on a host of topics to improve the well-being of the people we serve, and like our Creative Programs, these programs are designed to heal the mind, body and spirit.

Topics include nutrition programs, exercise programs, skin care classes, emotional support groups, and spiritual classes. Educational workshops are offered periodically, and we suggest you check the Monthly Programs Calendar for a current list of classes offered. Some programs require prior registration, while others are “drop-in.” Information regarding registration requirements can be found on the Monthly Programs Calendar or you can call 401-861-HERO (4376) for assistance. As always, our educational workshops are free to people living with breast cancer. In addition, we offer breast health education through our Hope Bus and Pink Spirit programs.

We welcome new ideas, and if you have an idea for an educational workshop that would be beneficial to the people we serve, please contact us at info@gloriagemma.org or call our office.

it’s all about me

It's All About Me is the lighter side of the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation. If you feel you have been bombarded by cancer treatments, this program will help you recapture your inner beauty, and let it shine.

Let’s face it; there is nothing fun about cancer. Surgeries and treatments can leave long lasting physical effects, like skin changes, brittle and discolored finger nails, weight gain and body changes. Your femininity was attacked by breast cancer, and all the poking, prodding, surgeries and treatments may have left you feeling less than attractive.

There is nothing wrong with wanting to look good. Think about how you feel when you wear just the right shade of lipstick, or you find the perfect outfit that accentuates your curves and conceals what you want to hide. When you feel good about how you look, you feel good on the inside.

That’s why we offer Spa Days, professional bra fittings, classes on skin care, and dress sales. We also have an annual fashion show and publish a yearly calendar that features breast cancer survivors as models.

Please check our Monthly Programs Calendar for offerings. Our spa days, professional bra fittings and dress sales are free to people living with breast cancer. Registration may be required. For more information, or if you have an idea for an It's All About Me good time, please email info@gloriagemma.org or call 401-861-HERO (4376).

gidget's corner

When a person is diagnosed with cancer, the emphasis is on the patient, and all too often, the children of these patients take a back seat to the cancer monster.  Gidget’s Corner, named in memory of Gidget Mulcahey, is a program of the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation that focuses on the children of breast cancer patients, and helps them through the emotional period of having a sick parent. 

Since its inception, Gidget’s Corner has expanded beyond the four walls of the Foundation’s Resource Wellness Center and spread into the community.  Gidget’s Corner gives families an opportunity to escape the turbulent world that can be cancer with free tickets to local sporting events and fun outings on the Polar Express.  Often, families dealing with cancer suffer financially and cannot otherwise afford a family excursion, and it is important that these families have time to reconnect without the illness looming over their heads. 

Gidget’s Corner started out literally as a corner at the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation’s Resource and Wellness Center with the help of students from North Providence High School.  It is now a strong presence in the community, offering numerous programs to help children and their families get through the rocky road of breast cancer.

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