BENEFITING: GILDAS CLUB OF NORTHERN NEW JERSEY INC
ORGANIZER: GILDAS CLUB OF NORTHERN NEW JERSEY INC
EVENT: NYC Half 2011
EVENT DATE: Mar 20, 2011
Gilda Radner died in 1989 from ovarian cancer. After her death her husband Gene Wilder established Gilda's Club in NYC as a place where all people touched by cancer could come for social and emotional support free of charge.
The Gilda's Club of Northern New Jersey is an extraordinary place offering classes, lectures, yoga, and other enriching activities. I have attended a yoga class with my friend Laura, a cancer survivor, whose daughter, Stephanie, died of ovarian cancer 13 months ago. This is a place of great healing, and it has touched me. One of the things I like best about Gilda's is the big table in the kitchen, where people gather for tea and coffee after a class, and where the conversations can lead anywhere.
Gilda's always needs contributors because all of their programs are free....which is where I and, hopefully, you come in. I've pledged to raise funds for Gilda's by running on the Gilda's team in the NYC Half Marathon on March 20th. I promise to finish the race, but make no promises about my time! Any contribution in any amount will make my run so much easier...will so lighten my effort...and I, and all of those using the center, will be indescribably grateful.