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Gilda Gram, Summer 2020

In this issue of Gilda Gram: The Power of Sharing Stories, Red Door Bash, Williamson County Farewell, Felice Apolinsky Retirement, and more. Read the Gilda Gram Summer 2020 issue here.

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Our Commitment

Dear Gilda’s Club Community, At Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee, we are a welcoming and inclusive community for individuals with cancer and their families. We are a community where people impacted by cancer face it together. We believe each person is the expert of his or her own experience, and in an atmosphere of shared experience and support, community grows. We value mutual respect, showing up for…

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NewsChannel 5: Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee Marks 20th Anniversary

On Friday, August 3, Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee officially marked its 20th anniversary – 20 years of free cancer support for Nashville and surrounding areas. WTVF NewsChannel 5 took its viewers inside the mid-town Clubhouse to help shine the light on the celebration. Watch the segment.

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20 Years of Walking Hand-in-Hand with Those on a Cancer Journey

This “Welcome from Our CEO” was originally published in Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee’s 20th Anniversary Bash event program. We’re happy to reshare it here today. Twenty years ago, Microsoft became the largest company in the world, Google was founded, and the film Titanic swept the Academy Awards. Here in Nashville, Tennessee, a new organization was…

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2018 Nancy Saturn Award of Inspiration winner Felice Apolinsky

At our 20th Anniversary Bash, held October 30, 2018, we honored and celebrated three community leaders for their giving hearts and extraordinary community impact. Among the three was Felice Apolinsky, LCSW, Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee’s Program Director for 20 years. Learn more about Felice and her Gilda’s story in this excerpt from the event program….

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2018 Inaugural Red Door Champion Award winner Holly Hearn Whaley

At our 20th Anniversary Bash, held October 30, 2018, we honored and celebrated three community leaders for their giving hearts and extraordinary community impact. Among the three was Holly Hearn Whaley, President and CEO of Nashville Wine Auction. Learn more about Holly and her Gilda’s story in this excerpt from the event program. An accomplished…

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Sandy Obodzinski, President and CEO

How Sandy Obodzinski Created a New Life in Nashville

The first Gilda’s Club opened in New York City in June 1995, and three years later, Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee was founded. This year, and this month specifically, marks the 20th anniversary of the Middle Tennessee chapter’s efforts to provide support, education and hope to all people impacted by cancer. Sandy Obodzinski is well-suited, both…

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