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Gene Wilder Dies at 83

It’s a sad day for Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee, and all other Gilda’s Club affiliates. One of our co-founders, Gene Wilder died today from complications from Alzheimer’s. Gene’s love for his late wife, Gilda Radner, drove his dedication to open the first Gilda’s Club in New York City in 1995 with the help of Gilda’s pyschotherapist, Joanna…

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Meet Our New Executive Director

A welcome note from Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee Executive Director, Sandy Obodzinski: When I moved to Nashville from the Midwest in 2005, I never imagined that my personal and professional worlds were preparing me for this moment with Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee. Like you, my life has been touched by cancer. After just three years…

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Janey Street & Friends Performs for Benefit of Gilda’s Club Nashville

Janey Street performed to a full house last week at City Winery Nashville in support of her new album, My Side of Paradise available now on Blue Élan Records. The show opened, as many Nashville gigs do, with a roundtable of eminently talented singer-songwriters sharing their most recent compositions as well as their biggest hits.  The night…

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Volunteer for Life

By Chuck Beard, volunteer This year, if my math doesn’t fail me, marks my sixth year as a running coach for Gilda’s Gang. I don’t consider myself a coach or a runner so saying that out loud or writing that here feels funny to me. I’m just a regular guy who likes to jog to…

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Gilda's Club Middle Tennessee Josh Griffith

Living the Dream

By Josh Griffith, member Why are all these people being released and I am still stuck in this room?  This is not a good sign.  Something must be wrong.  I would later realize this would become a very normal feeling and occurrence.  This being in a constant state of waiting or limbo.  When I mention…

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Gilda's Club Middle Tennessee Caitlyn Holland

Taking Care of Caregivers at Gilda’s Club

By Caitlyn Holland, member I wasn’t one of those girls who had been planning her wedding day since she was seven, but I knew what I wanted. At our age, Pete and I had been to enough weddings to know what we liked and didn’t, and of the two of us, I’m the type-A, agenda-toting…

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Bearing the Unbearable Together

By Hal Potts, member That room. I couldn’t believe I was sitting in that room in Gilda’s Club. I learned about Gilda’s Club six years ago when my best friend Danny developed brain cancer and died six months later.  I had set up a CaringBridge website for him and three years later, to my complete…

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