Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Gildas House and Sparkle Yorkshire Terrier Benefit

The mission of Gilda's Club is to provide meeting
places where men, women and children living with
cancer and their families and friends join with others
to build emotional and social support as a supplement
to medical care. Free of charge and nonprofit,
Gilda's Club offers support and networking groups,
lectures, workshops and social events in
a nonresidential, homelike setting.

There are chapters of the club in many Eastern cities,

and a few more scattered around the US.

Gilda's Club South Florida unveiled their new ‘Gilda’s on the Go’

van.After the ceremony, the staff and volunteers hit the road on a mission.

They plan to visit more than 30 hospitals in a single day

to distribute nearly 3-thousand Sparkle plush toys,

named for Gilda Radner's favorite Yorkshire Terrier,

to children and their families touched by cancer.


The same playful and expressive face that made the

real-life canine companion of Gilda Radner a cherished pet has

been recreated by RUSS' talented design team to

commemorate the joy for life that the comedian shared with the world.

he can be ordered online,

and will benefit Gilda's House.

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