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h360 HealthTalk: Lily Safani – Gilda’s Club–Facing Cancer Together

February 15, 2018 | Healtheo360

Dave sits down with Lily Safani, the CEO of Gilda’s club— a free comprehensive cancer program that includes support groups, educational lectures, and workshops such as the John Lennon Real Love Project for everyone impacted by cancer— men, women, teens, and children. Watch video


Joe Raiola: Nonprofit President Helps Cancer Fighters Find Harmony Through John Lennon’s Music

December 4, 2017 | Spectrum News NY1

Raiola’s “John Lennon Real Love Project” is a free songwriting workshop for cancer fighters and survivors. Since joining, Caporale has built confidence and once again feels at home in the spotlight. “This has given me life,” she said. Watch video


Gilda’s Club gala raises money for cancer support network

November 7, 2017 | ABC 7 NY

Eyewitness News Anchor Bill Ritter hosted the annual gala for the amazing Gilda’s Club, named for comedian Gilda Radner. Ritter showed off the view from the podium as he helped 400 people raise money for this cancer support network. Watch video

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At Gilda’s Club, healing help is always free

October 19, 2017 | The Villager

Migdalia Torres, executive director of Gilda’s Club New York City, said that the programs are not just open to breast cancer patients and families, but for everyone — from family members, to those who have lost someone, to those diagnosed — because there is some form of knowledge to be gained from this month of programming. Read more


Metallica, Mastodon to Reissue LPs on Pink Vinyl for Charity

August 25, 2017 | 

Metallica, Gary Clark Jr., Mastodon and Portugal. The Man are among the artists who will reissue their music on pink vinyl for the fourth annual Ten Bands One Cause. Now in its fourth year, Ten Bands One Cause has raised over $144,000 for the organization. Read more

Gene Wilder and Gilda Radner: A Story of Love, Cancer, and Laughter

October 2, 2016 | 

At an event at Gilda’s Club in New York City, Mandy Patinkin and others recalled Gene Wilder’s passionate fight to create a lasting, practical legacy. Read more

Anthrax Is Still Here and Still Rocking

September 18, 2016 | NY Times

In 2011, Anthrax took the stage at Yankee Stadium alongside Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer, the three other bands in the “big four” credited with bringing thrash metal to wider audiences in the late 1980s. On Friday, it was cramming itself into the 300-capacity Saint Vitus for the first of two shows to raise money for Gilda’s Club (Mr. Benante’s mother and Mr. Bello’s grandmother, Bernadette Benante, long a fixture at Anthrax shows, died of cancer in 2012.) Read more


Beyond the Screen, Gilda’s Club Is Gene Wilder’s Greatest Legacy

September 6, 2016 |

Along with a trove of hilarious films and comedic performances, beloved comic actor Gene Wilder leaves behind a different kind of legacy with Gilda’s Club, the charitable organization that he founded in 1991, two years after his third wife, Gilda Radner, died from ovarian cancer. Read more


Let’s Remember Gene Wilder’s Legacy As A Women’s-Health Advocate

August 30, 2016 |

With his death at 83 due to complications from Alzheimer’s on Sunday, Gene Wilder left behind a legacy full of laughter and joy. But as we remember him for his beloved roles in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and Blazing Saddles, it’s also important to honor his legacy as an advocate for women’s health. Read more

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