Remembering two great comedians and wonderful people. The original article is posted on the blog at http://gildasclubdesertcities.org/
The following statement was published by The Cancer Support Community regarding the death of Gene Wilder.
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
“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
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.
Palm Springs Guru, along with fans in Palm Springs, the entire Coachella Valley, all across the United States of America and around the world, remembers Gene Wilder and Gilda Radner.
It is important to look at http://gildasclubdesertcities.org/ Please do it now.
Thank you to the Cancer Support Community; your work honors the memory of Gene and Gilda.