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Botsford Hospital and Gilda's Club Form Partnership

Farmington Hills, Mich. (September 2, 2009)---The Botsford Hospital Cancer Center and Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit have formed a partnership to bring support programs benefiting those touched by cancer to western Wayne and western Oakland counties. 
 
Gilda’s Club at Botsford programs will be led by Gilda’s Club staff on Tuesdays at the Botsford Cancer Center in Farmington Hills. The programs are not limited to Botsford Cancer Center patients but are open to all people living with cancer, their families and friends. There is no charge to attend. 
 
“We are so pleased to join this remarkable organization in providing access to a full array of social and emotional support programs for cancer survivors and their families,” said Margo Gorchow, Botsford Hospital Vice President for Community Relations and Marketing.  
 
Heather Hall, executive director at Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit said, “The partnership builds on the strengths of both our organizations: the medical excellence of Botsford Hospital and the experience of Gilda’s Club in building support communities for people touched by cancer.” 
 
Beginning on September 15, three activities will offered each week by Gilda’s Club at Botsford. These include: 
Wellness Group, a weekly support group for adult men and women living with any type of cancer, Tuesdays, 5:30 –7:30 p.m. 
 
Family Group, a weekly support group for adult family members, caregivers and friends of people living with cancer, Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  
 
Yoga Workshop, weekly yoga class for anyone touched by cancer, 4:30 –5:30 p.m. 
 
For additional information about Gilda’s Club at Botsford, contact Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit at (248) 577-0800 or Botsford Cancer Center Information at (248) 442-0482. 
 
 
Gilda's Club Metro Detroit provides free social and emotional support for men, women and children living with cancer, their families and friends. Each month, Gilda’s Club hosts over 150 support and networking groups, education lectures, children and teen activities, workshops and social activities. Gilda’s Club is named in honor of the late comedian and former Detroiter, Gilda Radner. For more information on Gilda’s Club, visit www.gildasclubdetroit.org or call (248) 577-0800. 
 
Botsford Hospital, a 330-bed community hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich., was founded in 1965. Nationally recognized for quality, safety and medical education programs, Botsford received the Governor’s Award for Improving Patient Safety and Quality of Care in the Hospital Setting. Botsford’s web address is www.botsford.org. 
 

Botsford Hospital is a multi-specialty 330 bed hospital and verified trauma center located in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The campus also houses an imaging center and a comprehensive care cancer center. Botsford Hospital is also home to an extensive medical education program and is part of Michigan State University's statewide campus system. Botsford Hospital each year cares for approximately 16,000 inpatients and more than 60,000 emergency and trauma patients with a team of 2,500 employees, 300 volunteers and more than 600 physicians. A not-for-profit hospital, Botsford provided almost $10.5 million in community benefit during its 2011 fiscal year.

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