Nancy & Jeff’s Story
Longtime members of CSCGP at Gilda’s Club, the Bloom family has been in a battle with cancer for more than 20 years. Nancy Bloom received her diagnosis of kidney cancer more than two decades ago, and with the support of her husband and caresharer Jeff, has continued to fight the disease every step of the way. She’s undergone radiation, cryoablation, several operations and now chemotherapy, and despite the disease progressing to stage four, continues to show incredible fortitude in her journey.
Nancy and Jeff have made Gilda’s Club activities a part of their weekly life, attending several programs, spending time with the staff and other members and embracing the community of support offered at CSCGP. Although the programs offered are free, Nancy and Jeff felt compelled to donate to the organization, realizing what it costs for CSCGP to afford them. That’s why a few years ago, they began making monthly donations.
“It gives us a place to go learn and listen,” said Nancy. They decided to give back because of the value they’ve found in making CSCGP a consistent part of their lives and the numerous benefits they’ve seen for both themselves and other members. As Jeff said, “I feel privileged to be able to give back.”
Nancy and Jeff are retired, and although not people of wealth, find a way to budget money each month for their donations to CSCGP. They feel so passionately about the organization’s mission that they’ve committed themselves to ensuring its future. And in doing so, are continuing to make life easier for others facing a cancer diagnosis.
“I feel like I’ve helped many people face cancer’s problems,” said Nancy. “Because I’ve been there, done that.
No matter the amount, any funds raised for CSCGP make an enormous difference for the organization and in the lives of its members. Ask Nancy and Jeff – fighters, members and CSCGP donors.
How to make a recurring donation to CSCGP
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