Gilda's Club Evansville, an affiliate of the Cancer Support Community, is dedicated to providing support, education and hope to all people impacted by cancer, family members and friends of those diagnosed, children, and people who have lost someone to cancer.
FREE OF CHARGE TO EVERYONE
Gilda's Club Evansville provides a gathering place where people with cancer, as well as their families and friends, or people that have lost someone to cancer, can join with others to actively involve themselves in building social and emotional support as a supplement to regular medical care. Our evidence-based programming includes support groups, healthy lifestyle workshops, mind-body classes, social activities, educational lectures and community resource information.
We build community, so we can take on cancer together.
The mission of Gilda's Club Evansville is to serve as a community of caring individuals that provide social, emotional, and educational support to all people impacted by cancer.
Our namesake, Gilda Radner, was one of the original cast members of NBC's "Saturday Night Live." Throughout her time on the show, she created several enduring characters, including Roseanne Roseannadanna, Emily Litella and Lisa Loopner.
When Gilda was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1986 she quickly realized the importance of emotional and social support. After attending The Wellness Community in Southern California, Gilda envisioned places of participation, education, hope and friendship to be made available to men, women and children with all types of cancer and their families and friends. After her death in May 1989 her husband, Gene Wilder, and Joanna Bull - Gilda's psychotherapist - founded the flagship Gilda's Club in New York City.
Gilda's Club Evansville was inspired by the vision of Ann Moore who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and dreamed of a local community of support for herself, family and friends. It is due to the dedication of Ann, her husband Randy, and their ever-expanding circle of friends that Gilda's Club Evansville officially opened our Red Door on February 6, 2014; making Ann's dream a reality.
In 4 short years, over 12,000 people have walked through our red door...finding hope, strength, and support for themselves and those they love by participating in support groups, educational workshops, healthy lifestyle activities and social connections.