Emma Stone


Golden Globe nominated actress, Emma Stone, recently reprised her role as ‘Gwen Stacy’ in the second installment of Columbia Pictures’ franchise feature, The Amazing Spiderman 2.

Stone can be seen in the new Woody Allen film Magic in the Moonlight in which she stars opposite Collin Firth. Later this year, Stone will star in the dark comedy Birdman, starring opposite Zack Galifinakis, Michael Keaton and Edward Norton. The film is slated for October 17th. Next year Stone will appear in the Untitled Cameron Crowe project for Columbia Pictures opposite Bradley Cooper and Alec Baldwin slated for release May 29, 2015.

Stone’s additional film credits include the Oscar nominated animated film, The Croods, for Dreamworks Animation, the period drama Gangster Squad, Easy A, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination and an MTV Movie Award for “Best Comedic Performance,” the award winning drama, The Help, the romantic comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love Screen Gems Friends with Benefits, the independent drama Paperman, the Twentieth Century Fox animated comedy, Marmaduke, Columbia Picture’s hit comedy Zombieland, the Warner Brothers romantic comedy Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, the Columbia Pictures/Happy Madison hit comedy, The House Bunny, Twentieth Century Fox’s The Rocker and the Judd Apatow comedy Superbad.

When she’s not filming, Stone, is an advocate for Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a groundbreaking initiative created to accelerate innovative cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. Laura Ziskin, the late producer of The Amazing Spiderman, started the organization and got Stone involved. In addition to SU2C, Stone is also an ambassador for Gilda’s Club New York City. Named for the late comedian and original cast member of SNL, Gilda Radner, Gila’s Club offers a place where people dealing with cancer can join together to build social and emotional support. Stone has become an active member in the Gilda’s Club community and continues to do so by engaging with their younger departments for children and teens.

Native of Arizona, Emma currently splits her time between New York and LA.

Miss Universe Organization

Since 1998, the Miss Universe Organization has partnered with Gilda’s Club NYC. For 16 years, the winners of the Miss USA crown have volunteered at our Clubhouse and have attended events in support of our organization. In recent years we have had the privilege of also having Miss Universe and Miss Teen volunteer and attend many fundraising events. In 2010 we honored the Miss Universe Organization at our annual benefit gala with The Bill Modell Heart of Gold Award – given to an outstanding volunteer organization. We are so grateful to the Miss Universe Organization for their ongoing support in raising awareness and funds for GCNYC.

Miss USA 2016 – Deshauna Barber

On Sunday, June 5, Deshauna Barber became Miss USA 2016 and the first woman actively serving in the United States Army Reserve to win the title. Deshauna is 26 years old and was born in Columbus, Georgia.


Mary Elizabeth Williams

marybeth williams headshotMary Elizabeth Williams is the author of the 2016 memoir A Series of Catastrophes & Miracles: A True Story of Love, Science, & Cancer, a starred Kirkus, Library Journal, and Booklist selection. Since her initial diagnosis in 2010, she has been writing about her experience of and recovery from metastatic melanoma for The New York Times, Time Motto, and The Guardian. She is  a member of Stand Up to Cancer’s Immunotherapy Dream Team as a patient advocate, and has spoken on cancer and healing for the Parker Institute for Cancer, Memorial Sloan Kettering, and numerous other organizations, including Gilda’s Club. She and her family have been active members of Gilda’s Club since 2011. In 2012, Mary Elizabeth was a proud member of the Gilda’s marathon team.