Event Information
Tough Friends Art Club for Young Adults (Feb 2023) Location: Virtual - assigned links

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

@ 4:30-6pm Pacific / 6:30-8pm Central / 7:30-9pm Eastern

An interactive online workshop where you'll learn about an artist and their creative process, create your own art, and meet some awesome young adult cancer friends. Plus there will be opportunities to win prizes!

This event is for young adults (ages 18-45) that have been diagnosed with cancer before age 40—any stage, any cancer, anywhere in your cancer experience.

Presented by Gilda's Club Madison and Gilda's Club Middle Tennessee.

Theme: Poetry Night

Space is limited and registration is required.

Questions? Email marc@gildasclubmadison.org   

Materials You'll Need:

  • We'll be writing some poetry and creating some art to go with it. Bring paper, pencils, colored pencils, markers, and anything else you'd like to use. You're also welcome to use whatever digital tools you'd like to write and create art!

About Our Featured Artist: Sara Machnik

Sara was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma in 2021 at the age of 31. She went through a lumpectomy, chemotherapy and radiation during the pandemic, and she’s now on hormone therapy for the next ten years. Sara began writing poetry during her treatment to help her cope and found it to be a nice way to connect with other cancer rebels. Sara also co-founded the Bloom Club which is a safe space for young women who have experienced cancer to go on adventures together. She lives in Kingsville, Ontario near Lake Erie with her husband and cat Maui.

You can find Sara on instagram @saralou.writes.

About Our Host: Chelsey Gomez

Chelsey Gomez is a 31 year old artist and two time cancer survivor of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. She is the owner of the cancer awareness brand “Ohyouresotough” which sells humorous nontraditional cancer products on Etsy. She has also developed an online community on Instagram, which aims to change the way society views cancer patients, especially young adult cancer patients. She resides in Florida with her husband Michael and her 6 year old daughter Luna.

Zoom access is provided, in part, by our Technology Sponsor UW Health Carbone Cancer Center.