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Welcome to the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation.  We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing free services to individuals and families touched by breast cancer in our local communities of Rhode Island, southeastern Massachusetts and eastern Connecticut.

We understand the emotions and confusion that occur when you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer. It can be one of the most stressful and psychologically draining experiences of a person's life. Gloria Gemma is here to provide access to the support and resources you need. Whether you are newly diagnosed, a survivor or you’ve lost a loved one to cancer, our staff and volunteers are here to guide you through your cancer journey with compassion and understanding. We offer a family atmosphere where hugs are plentiful and emotions are never judged, and we are committed to helping you restore your mind, body, and spirit through free holistic programs, education, and support.

Our Mission

Our mission is to celebrate and nurture life in our local community before, during and after a cancer diagnosis by providing education, access to wellness resources and support programs to all those touched by cancer.

Our Mission
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Our Promise

Provide free support, education and wellness services to anyone impacted by cancer

Enhance the quality of life for cancer patients and their families

Provide education and community outreach to the public

Inspire Hope, Faith, Strength, Courage and Determination in our community

Our Story

The Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation was established in 2004, in loving memory of Gloria Gemma, a wife and mother of nine who lost her courageous fight in 2002. This devout woman instilled in her children strong family values and the importance of helping others in need.


What started out as a one-stop shop website full of resources and information, grew into an organization that provides over twenty holistic programs designed to heal mind, body and spirit.


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 free, holistic programs and services for people living with cancer.

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