Friends of Gilda's Palm Beach is hosting its third Red Door Luncheon on Friday, April 12th at the Woodfield Country Club in Boca Raton and is extending an invitation to everyone who would like to show support for Gilda's Club South Florida.
Since 1994, this organization has provided free lectures, counseling, networking groups, and a variety of services to male and female cancer patients of all ages in a nonresidential, non-medical, home-like setting located in downtown Ft. Lauderdale.
Five years ago, a group of energetic volunteers in the Palm Beach and Boca area decided to raise awareness about this unique organization and broaden its reach.
Gilda’s Club is a national organization named in honor of comedian Gilda Radner who died of ovarian cancer in 1989. Best known as one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live, Gilda visited a cancer support community in Los Angeles during her own treatments and found great comfort there.
According to the official website: "After meeting other people with cancer, Gilda—with her characteristic wit—joked, “I joined an elite club that I’d rather not belong to.” One of her last wishes was that one day there would be support communities everywhere for people living with cancer."
Three years after her death, Joanna Bull, Gilda’s cancer psychotherapist, along with Gilda’s husband Gene Wilder and Joel Siegel, opened the first Gilda’s Club in New York City. South Florida was the second club and followed the same model. There are now more than 30 affiliates in North America.
The Red Door Luncheon, sponsored by Interiors by Steven G., will feature a fashion show and silent auction. Cost of tickets is $75. All proceeds go to support Gilda's Club South Florida.
The time is 11:00AM and the address is 3650 Club Place, Boca Raton, FL 33496.
For information about attending this event or getting involved with Friends of Gilda's, please call Elisabeth Gynn at 954-763-6776 or email firstname.lastname@example.org