Announcing the winners of our Spirit of Community Luncheon Sweepstakes!
Prize #1: A 2 night stay in an Ocean View Guestroom at the beautiful Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA – WINNER: Punita Khanna
Prize #2: An Apple Watch Series 6 – WINNER: Claudia Stedelin
The winners will be contacted by email. Thank you for participating!
Keep an eye out for more exciting events in 2021!
Our next date for COMEDY TONIGHT: FUNNY ON PURPOSE – a bi-monthly virtual game night, made up of a panel of hilarious celebrities is set for June. Join us for a free night of laughter as we raise awareness and funding for Cancer Support Community and Gilda’s Club Worldwide.
After much consideration and discussion in regard to the evolving circumstances surrounding COVID-19, Cancer Support Community Los Angeles (CSCLA) has decided to take immediate, proactive steps to ensure the health and safety of our community. As a precaution, we have POSTPONED the Spirit of Community Luncheon, which was scheduled to take place on Thursday, April 23, 2020, at the Skirball Center to a date later this year.These types of difficult decisions impact all of our lives and are strictly made with the health and well-being of our participants, donors, staff, and all CSCLA friends in mind. As always, we thank you for your patience and understanding, as well as your ongoing support of CSCLA.If you have already purchased tickets, please email Nina Golding at email@example.com and let us know how you would like us to credit you. We can: 1. Hold the purchase for the (TBD) rescheduled luncheon date 2. Donate the charge to CSCLA to help offset the cost of reorganizing canceled programs, which is 100% tax deductible, or 3. Give you a full refund. Your decision is important in our accounting as a nonprofit organization. You may also call Nina Golding, Chief Development Officer, at 310.314.2589, but please be advised that it may take longer than usual to return your call.We wish you well as we all navigate through these trying times and look forward to seeing you very soon!Be well,
Julia Forth, Chief Executive Officer
ABOUT THE GILDA GALA
Cancer Support Community Los Angeles (CSCLA) presents the 5th Annual Gilda Gala, an evening of appreciation, celebration, and comedy. This signature fundraising event honors notable cancer advocates and inspiring individuals that have forged new ways of approaching cancer care, all while celebrating in the spirit of one of our first participants, comedian and Saturday Night Live legend Gilda Radner.
The annual Gilda Gala began in 2014 as the key signature fundraising event for CSCLA. Over the past 5 years, the gala has raised almost $1M for CSCLA’s life-changing programs and services. Funds raised at the annual gala enable CSCLA to continue providing the highest-quality services to our participants at NO COST. This year, we will celebrate our 5th Annual Gilda Gala once again at the InterContinental Hotel in Century City. Enjoy a night of food, laughter, music, and much more as you don your finest attire to celebrate the spirit of comedy with CSCLA!
ABOUT GILDA RADNER
In 1986 Gilda came to our community seeking support while on her journey with ovarian cancer and found it— the first walk-in community facility of its kind, then known as The Wellness Community (TWC). In honor of Gilda’s legacy, her husband Gene Wilder and therapist Joanna Bull, along with friends and family, founded Gilda’s Club in 1991. In 2009, The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club merged to become Cancer Support Community, now a global network of 175 locations, including health-care partnerships and satellite locations delivering support services free of charge.