Cancer Support Community Mission
To ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered
by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community.
Gilda’s Club Mission
To create welcoming communities of free support for everyone
living with cancer – men, women, teens and children – along
with their families and friends.
Our innovative program is an essential complement to medical
care, providing networking and support groups, workshops,
education and social activities.
The Gilda’s Club Story
Named for legendary comedienne Gilda Radner, the first Gilda’s
Club opened in New York City in 1995. Gilda’s Club
Rochester opened its red doors in September 2000 and, in
over ten years, has grown the number of annual visits from
630 to more than 17,200. Radner’s spirit lives on,
as members both give and receive the benefits of love and
laughter through our unique programs and events. Gilda’s
Club offers over 1,200 free programs each year to the men,
women, teens and kids impacted by cancer.