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Newcomer Orientation
October 27 - 11:30 AM

Living with Dying
October 27 - 1:00 PM

Mind/Body Support For You
October 27 - 5:30 PM

Post-Treatment Networking Group
October 28 - 6:00 PM

Advanced Stage Cancer: Support for Caregivers
October 28 - 4:30 PM

Breast Cancer Networking Group
October 28 - 6:00 PM

Living with Loss: A Healing Journey
October 28 - 6:00 PM

Community Potluck Dinner
October 29 - 5:45 PM

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Metastatic Breast Cancer
October 30 - 6:00 PM


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History

Gilda's Club is named in honor of comedian Gilda Radner who was best known for her work on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. When describing the experience she had at a Los Angeles cancer support center, Gilda dreamed that such places could be made available for people living with cancer and their friends and families everywhere. Gilda died from ovarian cancer in 1989. But today, her spirit lives on in every Gilda's Club.

Founded by Joanna Bull, Gilda's cancer psychotherapist and Gilda's husband, Gene Wilder, along with Joel Siegel and other friends of Gilda Radner, the first Gilda's Club opened its signature red door in New York City in 1995. Since that time, 22 additional clubhouses have opened.  Many members attest to the fact that Gilda's Club has helped change their lives by restoring control and enabling them to plan their own emotional and social support, thus strengthening and enriching the entire family.

In 2009, the headquarter offices of Gilda’s Club and The Wellness Community joined forces to become the largest provider of psychosocial cancer support worldwide and have extended their reach to even more people affected by cancer. The combined organization, called the Cancer Support Community, is the largest employer of psychosocial oncology support professionals, advancing the idea that psychosocial care is as important as medical care in the face of a cancer diagnosis.Click here to view the press release about this integration.