A Top 25 Charity to Fill a Need in Atlanta
On July 20, Gilda's Club Worldwide, the leading organization dedicated to providing social and emotional support throughout North America for people living with cancer, their families and friends, was highlighted in USA TODAY as part of the newspaper's 25th Anniversary celebration. This recognition helps to highlight the efforts of the local affiliate, Gilda's Club Greater Atlanta, in their quest to open the doors of a clubhouse here in Atlanta.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 22, 2007
On July 20, Gilda's Club Worldwide, the leading organization dedicated to providing social and emotional support throughout North America for people living with cancer, their families and friends, was highlighted in USA TODAY as part of the newspaper's 25th Anniversary celebration. The publication has chosen to salute 25 major charities in this way in an effort to acknowledge the generosity and social responsibility of American citizens.
With the passionate help of many volunteers, we have come a long way to ensure that Gilda's Club Greater Atlanta will be able to provide support for the men, women and children in our community that have been touched by cancer. This recognition by USA Today shows how important Gilda's Clubs are in communities and, with the help of so many generous supporters, we're proud to be bringing one to the Atlanta community.
"USA TODAY wanted to find a way to give back to the nation during our 25th anniversary celebration by celebrating causes that are closest to the hearts of Americans," said Susan Lavington, vice president of consumer marketing, USA TODAY. "We selected charities that represent a broad range of interests including environment, health, animals, arts, education, human services and public benefits, and hope our readers will join us in saluting these charities."
"Being featured among such a stellar list of charitable organizations is truly an honor, and we thank USA TODAY for the privilege," said Vivien Hoexter, CEO, Gilda's Club Worldwide. http://www. gildasclub. org (http://www. gildasclub. org) "Our 30 clubhouses located throughout the US and in Canada, provide exceptional support for our more than 45,000 members; but when statistics tell us that three out of every four people are touched by cancer every single day, the value of this recognition becomes priceless in helping Gilda's Clubs extend our message well beyond our red doors."
In addition to Gilda's Club Worldwide, other charities chosen include Big Brothers Big Sisters, Special Olympics, American Red Cross and the Humane Society of the United States. Gilda's Club will be profiled in the print and online versions as well as on a special 25th anniversary Web site found at http://www. gildasclub. usatoday. com (http://www. gildasclub. usatoday. com).
Please join with us to ensure that the Atlanta community receives the benefits of a Gilda's Club by making a donation or joining our family of volunteers. Visit us online at www. gildasclubatlanta. org.
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