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Statement Regarding Death of Gene Wilder

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Statement Regarding Death of Gene Wilder 

Aug. 29, 2016

It is with great sadness that we learned today of the passing of Gene Wilder, the iconic actor, screenwriter, author and advocate.

An honorary board member of the Cancer Support Community, Gene was instrumental in the 1991 founding of Gilda’s Club, named in honor of his late wife, comedienne Gilda Radner. During her battle with ovarian cancer, Gilda was a member of The Wellness Community in Santa Monica, California and wrote about her experience in her book, It’s Always Something.

In 2009, The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club Worldwide joined forces to become the Cancer Support Community, with more than 46 affiliates around the world. Both Gilda’s Club and the Cancer Support Community locations offer an array of professionally led social and emotional support programs for people with cancer and their families.

“Gene was a great friend and supporter to Gilda’s Club. His support was monumental during the founding of Gilda’s Club, and he remained a strong advocate for the vital programs and shared mission of our two legacy organizations,” said Joanna Bull, Founder of Gilda’s Club Worldwide. “Gene had promised Gilda that no one should face cancer alone, a vow that moved Gilda’s Club forward as he served as its celebrity spokesperson. That promise was held over many years and supported in every way by his widow, Karen. The Cancer Support Community and Gilda’s Club are grateful, and we are diminished by the ending of Gene’s wonderful life.”

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Gene Wilder during this difficult time.

About the Cancer Support Community

As the largest professionally led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide, the Cancer Support Community (CSC) is dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. CSC achieves its mission through three areas: direct service delivery, research and advocacy. The organization includes an international network of Affiliates that offer the highest quality social and emotional support for people impacted by cancer, as well as a community of support available online and over the phone. The Research and Training Institute conducts cutting-edge psychosocial, behavioral and survivorship research. CSC furthers its focus on patient advocacy through its Cancer Policy Institute, informing public policy in Washington, D.C. and across the nation. For more information, please call the toll-free Cancer Support Helpline at 888-793-9355, or visit www.CancerSupportCommunity.org.  So that no one faces cancer alone®

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Media Contact: Emily Martin | 410-693-8095 | Emily@CancerSupportCommunity.org

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One Run 2016 Press Release

Cancer Support Community North Texas Announces 6th Annual 5K “One Run” DALLAS, TX (July 26, 2016) — On Saturday, September 24, 2016, walkers and runners from across the DFW area can support many cancers by participating in a single run – the 6th Annual Cancer Support Community North Texas (CSCNT) “One Run.” The colorful 5k run/walk, which this year will be co-chaired by Andrews Kurth attorneys and long-time supporters Chrissy Williford and Crystal Jamison Woods, aims to unite all cancer diagnoses as well as survivors and their caregivers, through a single, awe-inspiring display of color as race participants represent their personal cancer color. Honorary chairs will be Kidd Kraddick Morning Show’s Big Al Mack and former NBC-5 Anchor Deanna Dewberry, who is also a three-time cancer survivor. “Every year, thousands of people are diagnosed with cancer – and even more are surviving,” says CSCNT CEO Mirchelle Louis, “One Run reminds us to celebrate survivorship and the vital role social and emotional cancer support plays in so many lives – we are committed to ensuring no one in North Texas faces cancer alone.” The run, a public event supported by Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Andrews Kurth and media sponsors KISS-FM, Kidd Kraddick Morning Show and NBC-5, will begin at 7 a.m. at Reverchon Park. The event will feature an inspirational flag display representing the various cancer diagnoses North Texans are living with today. The run/walk will follow, and a spirited celebration will take place post-race. All proceeds go toward the free support programs CSCNT provides – from networking and support groups to yoga and meditation workshops to children’s programs and educational presentations. One Run registration is available at OneRunTexas.org through September 23rd. Opportunities to donate are also available on the website. Registration on September 24th begins on site at 7 a.m., followed by the walk at 8 a.m. and the run at 8:30 a.m. Free food and entertainment in the park follow, featuring goodies from vendors such as In-N-Out Burger, Torchy’s Tacos and Crisp Salad, and lively music from the band Party Machine. The event is followed by an after-party at the Katy Trail Ice House. For parking and detailed information visit OneRunTexas.org. About Cancer Support Community North Texas Cancer Support Community North Texas (CSCNT) is affiliated with the national Cancer Support Community organization, the largest professionally led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide, and is dedicated to helping ensure no one faces cancer alone. Completely free of charge and a nonprofit, CSCNT is a place where people with cancer as well as their families and friends are learning to live with cancer and thrive beyond it through education, psychological support, networking, children’s programs, workshops and other cancer-centered resources. Backed by evidence that the best and most effective cancer care includes social and emotional support, the community serves as a lifeline for strength, hope, encouragement, and guidance. The effects are often life-changing. For more information, visit CancerSupportTexas.org. Media Contact: Melissa Flynn | (843) 817-7653 | MelFlynn0@gmail.com]]>

YLB Do Summer Good Happy Hour

Do Summer Good at Eastwood's   Join fellow young philanthropists in DFW for a fun happy hour with the Young Leadership Board! The Young Leadership Board of Cancer Support Community North Texas (CSCNT) presents the the second of several summer happy hours! Please join us at Eastwood’s Bar in Uptown for a happy hour event with cool summer cocktails, tasty food, music and fun! 20% of proceeds between the hours of 6-9pm will benefit Cancer Support Community North Texas.]]>

Run BIG Press Release

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Nebraska Furniture Mart and Cancer Support Community North Texas Team Up for First-Ever “Run BIG” 1K & 5K on Memorial Day 2016

Family-fun event and run to take place on grounds surrounding mega-retailer

DALLAS, TX (May 2, 2016) — On Memorial Day 2016, walkers and runners across North Texas will have the chance to participate in the first-ever “Run BIG” 1K & 5K on the grounds surrounding one of the Dallas area’s biggest retailers – Nebraska Furniture Mart – and all for a good cause. The event benefits Cancer Support Community North Texas (CSCNT) and aims to bring together anyone impacted by cancer to celebrate surviving and thriving with the disease in a BIG way.

Complete with activities for the entire family, the Monday, May 30 event will take place from        9 a.m. to 12 noon and will feature family fun activities including music, games, food and other activities for kids.  All proceeds from the event will go to support CSCNT’s Collin, Dallas and Tarrant county clubhouses and the mission to ensure that no one faces cancer alone.

“We want to show North Texas in a BIG way that cancer support is important to anyone affected by the disease,” says CSCNT CEO Mirchelle Louis. “There’s no better ‘big’ partner than Nebraska Furniture Mart to help us celebrate the thousands of people who are not just surviving – but thriving – during and after their cancer journey, and we’re thrilled to be working together again.”

The run, a public event supported by NBC-5, will begin at 9 a.m. at the parking entrance to Nebraska Furniture Mart. The event will kick off with an inspirational ceremony representing the many kinds of cancers North Texans are living with today.  The run/walk will follow, and a spirited celebration will take place post-race. All proceeds from the event go toward the free support programs CSCNT provides – from networking and support groups to yoga and meditation workshops to children’s programs and educational presentations.

Run Big registration is available at www.runbigtexas.org through May 29. Opportunities to donate are also available on the website. Registration on May 30 begins on site at 8 a.m., followed by the walk at 9 a.m. and the run at 9:30 a.m. A celebration on the grounds follows, featuring food trucks, lively music and lots of family-friendly activities.

About Cancer Support Community North Texas

Cancer Support Community North Texas (CSCNT) is affiliated with the national Cancer Support Community organization, the largest professionally led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide, and is dedicated to helping ensure no one faces cancer alone. Completely free of charge and a nonprofit, CSCNT is a place where people with cancer as well as their families and friends are learning to live with cancer and thrive beyond it through education, psychological support, networking, children’s programs, workshops and other cancer-centered resources. Backed by evidence that the best and most effective cancer care includes social and emotional support, the community serves as a lifeline for strength, hope, encouragement, and guidance. The effects are often life-changing. For more information, visit CancerSupportTexas.org.

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PR Contact: Melissa Flynn | 843.817.7653 | MelFlynn0@gmail.com

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